Busy, busy, busy...

doing lots of fun things with our friends Jeff and Jo and their two gorgeous sons, Matthew and Callum, who have been over visiting this week. It's always great to catch up with them, despite the constant bickering and pushing between Patrick and Matthew!

Typically, another of Janine's great plans was thwarted by the stupid weather - no picnic at Mountstewart for us :( We had to resort to coffee inside (I think much to the dismay of the 2 ladies at the table next to ours who had their peace unceremoniously shattered by the 8 of us!) Jo and I could almost feel Michael and Jeff begin to panic as the noise levels rose, so they were ushered out with the boys and some frisbees!







The one plan, however, which did finally fall into place was Jo and I getting out for a whole afternoon by ourselves!! I know you can identify :D It was weird having coffee and chatting without the sound of the boys in the background! Such a novelty, although we think we'll instigate this as a new tradition each time they visit since the boys always get out for a game of golf!

Today we had another shocker of a family outing - the the North Down Traction Engine and Vintage Car Rally no less! We really have to stop doing this. £10 entrance fee to look at lots of tractors and country bumpkin stalls. We'd be better off just flushing it down the toilet. Thankfully I didn't even take my camera since that would just have been a waste of battery!

And I know challenge #3 is up but I'm wearing part of what I'm going to use so I can't do that today. Check back tomorrow!