Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas craft

Joel's been taking cardboard boxes out of our paper recycling bin for ages and putting them under his desk. Then a while back he put up sheets around his bed (he has a high bed with a desk underneath) with strict instructions for his parents to keep out. For a couple of evenings he was busy in there making something. Then he got us to close our eyes while he put the final touches to his creation and then unveiled it:


Reindeer and sleigh

Reindeer and sleigh

Sunday, December 05, 2010

New photos uploaded

We're preparing for Christmas, so as well as the tree being decorated I've been looking through photos for our Christmas letter. You can get a sneak preview by looking at the photo albums to the left.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Last day

We had a quiet morning on the last day and then in the afternoon went to The Blue Lagoon. Joel and Susannah went to their adventure park where Joel spent a lot of time peddling a tractor around while the other two boys went swimming with Paul and spent a lot of time on one particularly fun water slide!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Manorbier beach again




We went to Manorbier again, but it was quite cloudy and cold, so we left after a couple of hours.




Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Manorbier beach



In search of some better waves we went to Manorbier.



The boys all enjoyed body boarding and it was quite sunny so we were able to warm up again afterwards.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tenby



We had a morning at home and went to Tenby into the afternoon. We looked around the walled city so that Joel could spend his holiday money, as he hadn't found anything the day before. There were some guys playing pan pipes and singing



You could see the harbour.



We bought some sweets



and then visited the beach again.

After tea the activity was climbing the hill up to the house


Monday, August 09, 2010

Painting Pottery



We spent the day in Haverfordwest while the boys tried very hard to spend their holiday money. We had a lunch at a cafe where you could paint pottery.



Sunday, August 08, 2010

Beach and castle



We went to Tenby south beach and did a lot of beachy activities – trying out our inflatable boat in the sea, exploring the caves in the cliff, eating ice cream, playing cricket.






After tea we went for a walk to the nearby castle in Narberth. On the way we came across some sheep and Joel collected the wool they had left behind.





The castle was quite ruined.



Saturday, August 07, 2010

Travelling to Wales



We arrived in Pembrokeshire but were too early to go into the cottage so we went to Tenby to have a look around. We parked at the North beach car park, but found that it was a long walk to the beach from there so we headed to the cottage.

After tea we some of us went exploring near the cottage. There was a field behind the house with a hut at the edge of it.



Joel picked some wheat for a souvenir.




We found a concrete bunker at the edge of a stream, which was explored further during the week.



Up the lane we came across a couple of horses

Friday, June 18, 2010

World cup


World cup day at school.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sport Relief


Joel did the Sport Relief mile yesterday. He did very well and enjoyed it.

Feel free to sponsor him at www.mysportrelief.com/joelsrun.