Refreshing, chaotic, and wonderful. So many adventures!Beautiful hand-knits from Ashleigh. :)
In the exciting random shops on Ashleigh's road we got our Easter presents (Ostheimer animals and some wonderful books from Playful Toys, and baby wash from Born) and, because buying only secrets and surprises was soo hard, a story book for now as well (1001 Nights, a version of which I have wanted for years!). And gold and silver Stockmar block crayons (yay). At some point I will have to send Ashleigh in for coloured felting wool, as we are longing to start making spring decorations now that the sun is finally re-appearing!Breakfast time girlies.Baby mayhem at Ashleigh's house!Knitting - of course.View over the toll bridge on our way into Wales.Enjoying Cat and Leanne's living room, play of all kinds...On the train!Cardiff Castle.Group picture outside the castle.The inside of the house was just amazing, we were all in awe! The girls especially loved the library, where there were sweet little monkeys carved into all of the woodwork.Inevitable tourist shot of the largest Welsh love spoon in the world...On our way back to the train for our ride home in the dark, we wandered into a wonderful herbal/natural food/holistic shop and bought dead sea salts and balm for the baby's skin, and managed not to take home half of the shop.
Bedtime stories, warm and cozy.A cold day on the beach, searching for fossils and trying not to fall into rockpools (the children stayed dry, but Leanne got a soaking!) followed by hot drinks and lunch in the little cafe there. Beautiful blustery sea-breezes. I miss the sea, as infrequently as I get to visit it, it feels like home to me.More crochet, a freeform capelet for Morgan. :)Impromptu sling workshop!This is where we retrieved the baby from, about a hundred times a day. She just LOVED the stairs! Shame she never did work out getting back down again.After our last sleep om Leanne and Cat's floor (and some late night board games) we went home. We were meant to be back for lunch time to get the baby to a hospital appointment in the afternoon, but instead we spent two hours stuck in traffic outside Birmingham. Jenna got very carsick, poor pickle!