Sunday, May 17, 2015

Les Barries


We spend this weekend in the fine company of the Barrys of Bath.  With gloriously sunny weather we barely set foot indoors, and today was mostly spent shooting things.  The casualties were half a dozen flower pots, a couple of plant labels, some fake bunnies and a plastic fork.

A stunning performance from James at 25 metres, this boy barely missed a shot, thanks to Christopher's expert tuition.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Space hoppering

The good old 1970s space hopper was enjoying something of a revival at the May fair this weekend.  An enjoyable day in which we space hopped, raced eggs on spoons, country danced, and returned home laden with coconuts.  

Monday, May 04, 2015

Tractors and trenches

The garden has been the site of some serious battles today.  Here we have Burgess squadron defending the mound from attack by Mummy's spade and James's water bombs.  Further down in the wild area of the garden (the area pictured above is actually in the 'tamed' area), Daddy has been playing tractors.  We are converting this area into a wildflower meadow, with a few fruit trees to keep us in crumbles and pies.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Day glow boy

Thank you Grandma for this most treasured jumper.  It has been worn constantly since we collected it  in the week.  It may have to enter the washing machine by stealth and under cover of darkness.  It's as much as we can do to separate it from James's body at bed or bath time.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Black gold

This weekend saw the arrival of a mountain of dung and bark, my first tractor driving lesson, and several hours spent barrowing the black gold onto my borders.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mab Dogs & Kids Out In The Midday Sun





You could be forgiven for thinking it was the summer holidays, as we hit the dizzy heights of 24°C, so a walk to the stream with the dogs was the adventure embarked upon.  James decided that the dog ball throwing device would double up as a lightsaber.  
















James & Jenny both had fun with the camera.  

Pippa by James.

Jenny took this landscape scene.   It was then home for fun in the paddling pool, water slide and a BBQ,  which actually never happened as we spent too much time playing before bedtime.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Bye bye Daveys


Thank you Ivor and Bex for a lovely weekend, topped off with a stunning walk in the Kentish hills, bathed in glorious spring sunshine.  Sadness has now descended on the Burgess household as our children mourn the loss of their playmates (there were tears before bedtime).  But very much looking forward to catching up again in Kimmeridge!