Couldn't resist this amazing doorway for a splash of colour with the girls.
Saturday night was spent doing a little mooching around a travelling fair that had the usual hook-a-duck, hoopla, coconut shy's, rides, hot dogs, Ferris wheels etc. But it was so expensive compared to the fact that Bridlington has its own 365 day fair and amusements at the sea front anyway. But still, the girls had a good time and came back laden with the usual cuddly toys and junky stuff that will be chucked into the back of the wardrobe next week. Sunday was veg out day... hmmm, my fave.
Monday took us to the local petting zoo and flower gardens of Sewerby Hall. The skies were eerily dark on one side and bright on the other.We love this place, its beautiful and the walled gardens are just quintessentially British and pristine. I could never ever tire of going there and of course belle has visited here every single year and she never tires of it either. The trees are well established here and very autumny.
There are lots of little nooks where you can take shelter, especially for a photo or two.Running in the leaves is the best fun.Wherever Belle may be - pristine gardens or just my mums - she is sure to pop the Fuschias. This is her favourite little job of helping nature speed up a little.Marybeth feeds a tame squirrel - this was such a fun part of the afternoon.Belle tries her hand at running in the leaves without as much vigour as MB - but she had a giggle.A cute little baby Jack Russell came trotting by with its owner and these two were in dog heaven for a few minutes.MB - larking about and making us laugh as ever!After enjoying their their picnic they then went to see the best thing about Sewerby's petting zoo - watching the penguins being fed at feeding time. More leaf scooping ensure afterwards.And tossing them is just the bestest part after the scoop.MB catching a rare occurrence - me, in front of the camera!It was not too cold but not warm - so you can imagine our cheeks were very pink. The walk back home from the Hall is quite exhausting for the kids but Belle was in her chair anyway and promptly fell asleep from all the fresh air. the sun going down cast the most beautiful light on the cliff tops - It kind of took my mind off dying from hypothermia.Marybeth and I were in so much pain at one point from needing to pay the call of nature we had to stop, meditate and carry on without laughing. Oh it was hard work but so much fun.
I came back home to Wigan with just Marybeth as Belle wanted to stay at Grannies and be thoroughly ruined/spoiled/adored. I don't think its been much fun for her this time round as Belle is not here and I have to work during the day (boo!). To beat the blues we have taken the dog out twice on two uber massive walks (to which he has collapsed upon returning to the snugness of our home and fallen asleep for HOURS).
My lil boy.... just love him to death. he is stood here eyeing up the enemy (ie. someone who might take me away from him.... he is so loyal!) Can you see the mohican hairs on his back standing on end?I really love this picture of MB taken somewhere on a country lane on our huge walk.MB is so happy to have her picture taken. Im happy to take them and give them to my Auntie as a gift :)Lots of short burst runs is something Eddie can handle and MB is happy to oblige!Except when they slip in the mud and get all dirty yuk!
As Mark finished work yesterday until a new job comes his way (hope and pray to the greater beings that it happens soon) he has opted to entertain Marybeth with geocaching this afternoon. Poor kid must hate the feeling of being an only child (in our house) when she has grown up with her sister being at her side everyday and then she comes to our house and its like tumbleweed roaming the whole house until I have finished work. Still, its Halloween tonight and Ive bought a pumpkin to carve plus Ive made a paper one to help decorate the porch to keep us busy. Hopefully a hoard of sweeties will chase the blues away tonight with a shopping trip and a surround sound cinema night (at home) tomorrow might stretch out her wait to go home on Sunday.