Tuesday 7 August 2012

How to clean a killer Mushroom

Grandad is making a Friday tea for us all. Lucy insists on helping out.

Lucy takes her place by the sink where her mission is going to be to clean the mushrooms

Grandad hands Lucy a big colender full of mushrooms to rinse

These look so clean that even Grandma would approve


Grandma grabs some ham while Lucy picks out a really clean mushroom

Mummy loves Lucy

Monday 6 August 2012

Leeds Royal Armouries

Aunty Sue taking it easy as Mummy knits a suit of Armour

King Lucy VIII

Queen Lucy

Take that Fritz!

Fits like a glove

This young chap explains what it is like to be a foot soldier

Lucy is captivated by the story

She can't wait to get her mitts on his flintlock

Lucy requires a bit of Uncky Kev assistance to pull back a bow that simulates the genuine effort required to draw a long bow. Or is it the other way round?

Henry VIII looks down on one of his loyal knights

The horned helmet was part of a gift from the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I to King Henry VIII of England.
  and Dates from 1514. It's bonkers.

Yes - that fits fine thanks. Where is the enemy at?

This funny glove locks onto a sword to stop you dropping it in the heat of battle.

You see all sorts of strange things in Leeds town centre

The main entrance

Historically accurate Knight's Armour and jelly bean filled flintlock

Wandering home

Lucy borrows Jonny's old armour, shield and sword. It doesn't quite fit Jonny any more

Do you think Kind Arthur needs another knight for his round table?

Saturday 4 August 2012

Hyde Park Olympics

On what will subsequently be known as Super Saturday due to the fantastic Team GB performances, we grab Aunty Pink and head for Hyde Park where a fantastic free Olympic celebration is taking place.
Many of the thousands of revelers turn green with jealousy and wish they had thought of bringing chairs to sit on.

Accidentally we also bring an additional guest. Mr Slug has attached himself to one of the chair covers and made the trip from Barnes on Aunty Pink's back.

Lucy gets hold of the camera and takes a picture of Daddy.

This is Lucy's first turn in the giant water zorbs

Lucy get's comfortable to watch Jessica Ennis win the Heptathlon final on the big screen.

After all that excitement Lucy takes a little break.

Then it is time to join the long queue to get into Cadbury World

While Mummy keeps their place in the queue Lucy plays Hula Hoop with a cow

Inside - Lucy is astonished to find someone with worse dress sense than Aunty Pink

This young chap explains why eating lots of chocolate leads to elite sports folks and Olympic success
On the old school message board where kids are invited to write messages of encouragement to TeamGB, Lucy elects to confess her love for her little Gallic friend Jerome
Yay - Team GB!

And one last treat - a trip home in a black cab where we heard Mo Farah win the 10000 Meters.

Friday 3 August 2012

Rashadee's Sports Day

Lucy's child minder Rashadee has arranged a sports day for all her little guests next to Barnes Pond

Meleana has a go at paining her Daddies face

Milly sends an impressive looking bubble over Meleana

All the kids made special Sports Day tie dye T-shirts in advanced - so it was a pretty colourful affair

Even more colourful once the face paints came out

Although Mummy is looking a bit pale

Milly is just showing off with her stylish and artful creation

All finished off with a smashing picknik

Saturday 28 July 2012

Slow Motion

We're in Ask Pizza by Barnes Pond killing time until our Dalek Bread starters arrive.

Lucy and Daddy are having a laugh together

One of Lucy's favorite new games is the slow motion game. She stars by giving Daddy a shove

Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrggggggghhhh ......


Barnes Pond is very nice