Monday, 31 May 2010

Wolverhampton and Wales

A Bank Holiday weekend trip to Wolverhampton and North Wales, incorporating a day visit to Drayton Manor, otherwise known as "Thomas Land".

Much fun was had by all - even apparently George when he went into the freezing cold municipal paddling pool at Tettenhall. Sadly I can't post photos of that here because he was very naked! Instead you will have to make do with some Theme Park ride photos, just for a change.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Disney - Day Three

Our last day at Disney (boo hoo) and we have to go on "It's a Small World" one last time (or was it two?) Other favourites were Peter Pan, Thunder Mountain, and the climbing frame!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Disney - Day Two

Today we went to the other park - Walt Disney Studios. We watched a few shows, including a stunt car one that surprisingly kept George's attention.

At Disneyland, there is no escaping the Mouse: George struggles against the wind machine:

The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - George's favourite show as it featured the Little Einsteins, and it had masses of bubbles coming down from the ceiling.

In the evening we fed the ducks on Disney Lake:

Monday, 17 May 2010

Disney - Day One

On St Pancras station with all our scarily matching luggage. Funnily enough, the smallest suitcase isn't George's!Safely arrived at the other end, we managed a total of two rides before George fell asleep. Luckily he woke up just in time to see the parade.Climbing the installations in the Alice in Wonderland Maze. (He wasn't the only one tempted in this way, and I heard one of the statues say, "ow, please get off me" when an adult climbed on it)Dinner at Annette's Diner - although we were disappointed that they didn't get up onto the table to sing and dance while we were there. But they did have a cool kids' menu that could be made into a car - as displayed by Daddy in the photo (although I should point out that it was Mummy who actually made the car!)

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Party Number Three: Emily

A 3rd birthday party today, one of George's friends from nursery. He wasn't impressed by the "Diddi Dance" theme and had to be persuaded to join in Pass the Parcel, but he was delighted to be given a present when he left and enjoyed being dressed as a pirate.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Making the Most of Our Merlin Pass - Chessington

Mummy and George's turn today - nothing much to report, I just want to try to keep track of how many times we go! We watched the dinosaur show and went on Bubbleworks three times. George was most excited by the picnic lunch and wanted to eat it as soon as we arrived.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Party Number Two: Ruby

A 7th Birthday Party this time - the lovely Ruby. Our favourite household, especially when it comes to parties. Where else do you get live accordion music for Musical Statues, and a cake-decorating competition where everyone wins a prize?

Friday, 7 May 2010

Making the Most of Our Merlin Pass - Chessington

A father/son bonding day - the boys headed off to Chessington while Mummy did some work - paid and house. (And yes that does make it two visits in one week!)

Monday, 3 May 2010

Making the Most of Our Merlin Pass - Chessington

We set off nice and early from the South Coast in order to stop off at the enormous Bank Holiday Car Boot Sale. George had fun on the bouncy slide.

And since we were only a couple of miles away from Chessington, it seemed churlish not to pop in for a quick visit. It was busy of course, but we chose our rides wisely and even managed a last-minute trip on Bubbleworks with barely a queue.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Party Number One: Amy

It seems that the party season has begun, and today we were in the suprisingly comfortable surroundings of Bognor Regis Police Station social club to celebrate Amy's 4th birthday. There were lots of balloons and plenty of party food, and somehow Mummy and Nanny and Grandad ended up leading the assembled children in a spirited rendition of the "Hokey Cokey". Fortunately there aren't any photos of that - in fact the only photo I seem to have is this one of the carving on one of the display cabinets!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Not so Glorious Goodwood

We are always keen on free tickets, and couldn't resist the option of an afternoon at Goodwood Races. Sadly the weather wasn't quite as glorious as it might have been - although on a Bank Holiday weekend we should have expected cloud and drizzle I guess. We ate our picnic in the car and watched most of the races from the play park. Mummy and Daddy managed to pick a horse in the first two for every race, but didn't always manage to have money on it!