Photos from the last week

A typical evening, involving the couch and cute people.

I build dresser, I arrange dresser in kitchen, 5 minutes elapse, Mittens claims a new bed.

We were invited to the Isle of Wight this weekend for a stag/hen night(that would be bachelor/ette party, yankees) alternative. It didn’t take long for me to start cheating on my cats.

Joseph across the street from the house we stayed in.

Children in trees at Robin Hill Adventure Park

Hillbilly Slide?! A slur against my people, to be sure.

Joseph trying to use the fabric of his coat to gain speed.

Nyny slidin’ it Alabama style.

A water-squirting feature in a British park in April. Why exactly?

Springtime, one female duck, two males. I’m not sure what we saw was suitable for, well, anyone. Edit: Oh yeah, forgot to mention how amusingly blase the kids are about this sort of thing. Nyssa asked Joseph what they were doing, and he replied, ‘Well, that’s a female and those are males. They’re probably going to have sex.’ Hehe.

Our first go at the Toboggan Run. Joseph took the ‘slow’ signs *really* seriously, and thought that the exclamation points were instructing him to come to a complete stop. Nyssa and I caught up with him just hanging out. He slowed up people so effectively that he got everyone a free ride.

Second time around, they were booking it. Also helps to have Nyn set the pace..

The essential Joseph and Nyssa: somewhat abashed and somewhat diva. OK, no ‘somewhat’ on that latter one.

A cute water toy whatsit that the kids played on after deciding the swinging boat ride of vomit induction would be a bit much.

A gorgeous, gorgeous bird at a falconry display. Reminds me of my dad’s amazing bespoke fiddle with the eagle head for the scroll.

Falconer demonstrating how his naughty bird won’t let go of his treat. Dude was an awesome Scotsman who ranted about how much better Americans are because they won’t just hand over birds to any idiot who fancies taking up falconry, unlike the British apparently.

An interesting zoo alternative.

What, I liked the driftwood. Rather a lot it seems.

A freaking wendy house (playhouse) village. It just can’t get better. Well, I wouldn’t have thought. My kids are spoilt.

I recently got my DS. Set it up to play movies and mp3s, browse the internet, do irc, and other myriad grownupy functions. The kids have pretty much commandeered it. At least they look cute doing it.

This is one seriously good looking boy in his black button-down shirt and trendy jeans. The shy smile just makes him irresistable. Don’t you think?

Nyssa had a successful spare change hunt.

To get to one part of town to another on the Isle, we had to make use of the ‘floating bridge.’ No worries in case of fire–the bridge comes fully equipped with a bucket.

This was sorta funny. Over here it’s very trendy to wear vintagey t-shirts from US locations, whether real or made up, particularly of universities. As Nyssa is the socially capable one when she’s in the mood, I dared her for a quid to go ask Dude if he was actually from Idaho Falls. Haha, he was not.

On the ferry back to Southampton, to catch our long-ass train back to Kirkcaldy.

It was a quintessentially british holiday. Gorgeous weather for two days, hail and snow the next two.

At midnight or so last night we finally crawled through the front door. James of course was already home, having had a flight home. Stoopy job perks 😛


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2 Responses to “Photos from the last week”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Robin Hill Adventure Park! A visit there was the highlight of any Isle of Wight holiday – that and Blackgang Chine! I vividly remember much hilarity from my aunt crashing into the safety barrier of the flying fox, and somewhere there is a photo of me aged about 7 sitting on a donkey led by a sullen youth in the pouring rain. Ah, the memories!


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