Thursday, July 31, 2008


Just another July evening; the town prepares for the fiesta and temperatures still swelter.

On The Beach

A day in the blazing sun at Pilar de la Horadada, where the water was more than warm enough for a dip.

Pinky & Perky indulged in that great British habit of building sand castles. Meanwhile, being on a day off, uncle David went all rastarfarian.

Wat gwaan?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Another BBQ

Another sunny day; another barbecue. The food went down well, despite Thomas & Sam fighting over the last sausage !

Grandma had just the one glass of vino, whilst the kids tucked into yet more ice cream.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ni hao ma; ni hao ma; ni hao ma; zaijien *

I like Chinese.
I like Chinese.
Their food is guaranteed to please,
A fourteen, a seven, a nine, and lychees.

Click on picture to see the whole table-full

* Ni hao ma; ni hao ma; ni hao ma; zaijien = "How are you; how are you; how are you; goodbye" in Chinese

Thursday, July 24, 2008

One Boy And His Dog

Overcoming his fear of canines, Thomas took command of Dodger the Dog, for a trip into the woods, including a picnic and a bear-hunt.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tooth Missing

Another first; Rosie lost her first tooth today. Later in the evening the tooth fairy cam and left €1.25.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wo ai zhongguo ren*

No trip to Spain is complete without a visit to the Chinese. This time Joseph extended his appetite beyond just prawn crackers.

All together now...
I like Chinese food.
The waiters never are rude.
Think of the many things they've done to impress.
There's Maoism, Taoism, I Ching, and Chess.

*Wo ai zhongguo ren = "I like Chinese" in Chinese

Monday, July 21, 2008

First BBQ of the Hols

And after the morning Birthday Party, whilst Gumpsie slaves over the hot coals, Jiffy munches away on bread.

And given the recent birthday, once the BBQ was out of the way, it was time for C A K E !!

Another Birthday Party

Rosie enjoys her third party, this time in Spain. Aunty Clare was so kind in giving Rosie a Disney Princess horse and carriage; which is bigger than our largest suitcase....

Sunday, July 20, 2008

First Swim of the Hols

No sooner have we arrived at Casa Abuela when Pinky & Perky are into their cozzies and jump into the pool. Gumpsie provides life-guard duties.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rosie's (actual) birthday

Not content with last Saturday at Clown In Around, Rosie celebrated the big day with a private party; a high tea for the girls - Shona & Becky, Mummy and Shona's mum, Dawn.
Thomas, Joseph and Dad were allowed - but no other boys!

There was party food galore, some more prezzies,

and of course C A K E !!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Time for the annual Birdingbury Festival, and the chance to savour an English summer's day, maypole dancing, and more old tractors than you can shake a stick at.

And since it was Adam's birthday a chance to party on fine food, wine and of course C A K E !!!

More can be found here

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Rosie's Birthday Party

Though her actual birthday is still 5 days away, today was party day for Rosie - and Joshua too.
The occasion was celebrated at Clown In Around, where all their friends ran riot on the climbing equipment before settling down for some party food, ice cream. And of course C A K E !!!

Monday, July 07, 2008

More Yummy Cake

One of the joys of Rose Queen Day, besides the spectacular dancing, and games, is the stand selling home made C A K E.
This year we bought two; both perished at the hands of the kids before they could be captured on camera.
Here Thomas, and Terrance The Shark enjoy the end of a luvverly choc, fruit & cream number; mmmmm.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Erin's Birthday

What a way to throw a first birthday party.

The gazebos kept the rain at bay; though they couldn't keep the kids out of the water.
The music and barbecue kept goin' & goin'.
The drink seemed endless.
And there was mountains of C A K E !

The pictures say it all....

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