After nearly30 hours of travelling (including a 10 hour stop over in Dubai) Norma and Caelen arrived in the UK on 23 April. Although it had been a couple of years since Norma was last here and even longer since we'd seen Caelen, once they were here that time disappeared and we carried on where we left off. Caelen is living with Kyle and Emma (his eldest brother and his fiance) and Norma is staying with us.
I love this photo of Alice :o)
However, after her homemade tomato soup tinned tomato soup doesn't taste so good. Norma found a recipe for Roast Tomato and Garlic soup which she made this week, she added a couple of extra touches and it was really tasty. Certainly one we'd make again.
Then we come to my beautiful granddaughers, who we've seen quite a bit of :o).
Megan with her sock monkey from Aunty Norma.
Emily had her leavers day on Friday as the Year 11s went on study leave for their GCSEs. She was a bit emotional about the thought of the leavers assembly but, as I pointed out, she's not actually leaving the school as she will be returning in September for Sixth Form. However, a lot of the children in her year will be leaving and moving to other Sixth Form colleges or schools. Fortunately for Emily, her friends have also chosen to stay at their current school so they'll all be together again next year.
And finally, Claire found out on Tuesday that her landlord is selling the house she is currently renting. As things have turned out she saw another house on Tuesday afternoon (4 houses down from my parents and just down the road from us) which she really liked. Mum and Dad have known the owner for a number of years and he's happy for Claire to rent it from him. It's smaller than the one she's in at the moment but is lovely and light with good sized rooms and a garden Alice will be able to play in without Claire having to always be there with her. I think they'll be happy there but, as you can imagine, the next couple of weeks are going to be busy as she needs to pack up her current house, decide what she's not going to keep and move. She hopes to be in the weekend of 25/26 May.
I don't know how blogging will go in the next couple of weeks (especially if the past few are anything to go by) so please bear with me and keep popping back from time to time to see if I've updated. I'm hoping at some stage things are going to calm down a bit and blogging will resume ;o)
Thanks for popping by.