Friday, 30 October 2009

Bad Blogger!

Here I am again- the bad blogger! I think it took me a long time to recover from the drive to and from Killerton!
I can't believe October is nearly over, it has been a busy month.On the 6th we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary!
The following Sunday Phil and I travelled to Portsmouth for the annual Band Service Memorial Service, we took advantage of the trip to drop in on Hannah and Dan.Phil has been busy on the river and getting the new Naval Volunteer Band up and running.Lydia's boyfriend Brad came to visit for the evening,which involved us in a lot of driving!
Then it was half term!! Lydia had an extra day off,so we took a trip to Plymouth for clothes shopping.Then we collected Phil's mum from the airport at Exeter,she is staying with us for the whole of half term and will share in witnessing the very special event on Sunday 1st November when Lydia and Julia are baptised. Hannah and Dan, and Brad will be here too, so quite a houseful. My next post should include some pictures- watch this space!!

Saturday, 3 October 2009


Julia and I joined the home-ed group at Killerton House near Exeter( slightly stressful journey there!!). There is a costume exhibition permanently displayed at Killerton- and as you can see- items to try on!!

In the grounds is this 'Bear House', where one of the family kept a bear which they brought from Canada- as you do!!
Rather strangely there is a stained glass window in the bear house.

Near the 'Ice House' was this lovely tree fern.

And in a very drab looking chapel was some beautiful stained glass( Julia took this shot).