Well its been a real whirlwind around here, lots happening and big changes. I really haven't had a minute since the children broke up from school but its all good.
The first week of the holidays and our garden looked like this. It was a bit stressful - lots of dust and mess everywhere and trying to keep the children out of the builders way (although they were lovely and didn't seem to mind)
However it now looks like this :-
We now have patio around the front, down the side and steps leading down to the garden. I am really pleased with it and it has really smartened up the garden which is just as well because we had the BBC round today filming. I can't say any more than that as I have been asked not to, but it was very exciting and once I am allowed to I will share the photos and tell you more about it.
We also had a lovely day out last week to Belton House with my fabulous friend Pippa and her gorgeous family. To say that we only meet up once a year usually, our children always get on fabulously and have a great time playing together. I am hoping that we will be able to meet up a bit more often now that we are both National Trust members as our meeting place is pretty central to us both, and we want value for money don't we?
The whole Wills/Dore clan - although I took it with the sun shining from behind so its a bit hard to see everyone.
Big Minnie and Little Mini - and Gilbert the dog!
We also got to spend some time with Phil and Becca while they were over from America. Sadly they have gone home now but we really enjoyed spending time with them and they are such a big hit with their nieces and nephews.
Sam, Becca, Phil and Isaac
And I think, for now, that is all the news I have to share.
Lots of love
Jemma, Stuart, Noel, April, Hermione, Samuel and Isaac x x x x x x x