Holidays and Books
At the end of June Riley, Riley's Dad and I went on a little holiday. We went to Wales for a few days in a caravan and we had a great time. We went to Anglesey for a day out.
The beach was a bit pebbly so we spent some time looking fossils.
and found this one (I think it's a leaf).
On another day we went round Caenarfon Castle (said as Can-are-von), which was beautiful. Riley and I went right to the top of one of the towers. The original stone spiral steps are great going up, but very hard work coming down again, especially with a 3 year old in tow!
This cute little baby Seagull was sitting on a ledge in the castle watching all the visitors
Later that day we got to see the castle from a different vantage point
when we got to go up in this 4 seater plane as a treat from Riley's Dad. It was the first time in the air for both Riley and I. What an amazing experience!
We flew over Snowdonia as well as the castle. Looking at the mountains from above the clouds was awesome!
Here's Riley with the headset on talking to the pilot
We also visited the Sea Zoo and I took lots of shots of the sealife, but I don't want to make this post even more photo heavy so here's just one pic of a starfish.
And to finish the holiday we went out for a special meal. When it came time to order our sweet, I asked the waitress for a Sherry Trifle for myself and a Strawberry Icecream Sundae for Riley. Riley got quite agitated and kept saying he didn't want that. When I asked him what he did want then, he said "well I do want the strawberry icecream, but I want it TODAY not on Sunday"! LOL I suppose you had to be there, but that was soo funny.
Here is the Strawberry icecream "Tuesday"!
Hope you enjoyed your peek at our little holiday.
Since my last update I haven't picked up a needle. I could only ever stitch when Riley wasn't around, so evenings (but usually too tired) or when he went to his grandparents, as he just would not leave me alone to do it. Even if we've had a fun play session just before hand, he still refuses to let me do something for 'me'. Same with trying to watch at programme on tv, but I have found that he'll leave me in peace to read. So that's what I've been doing.
A couple of days before going on holiday I went out shopping with my mum and dad and we called in a book shop. I've not 'read' a book for a couple of years. I had been listening to audio books for the last few years but had not even done that since Christmas time, but I picked up a copy of "Glass Houses" by Rachel Caine, just because I liked the cover.
Well, I got totally drawn into the story and read it in just a couple of days. I was so hooked that we even found a book shop whilst we were on holiday so I could buy the next book/s in the series. Since then I've just not stopped and have read all eight in the series and a couple of different books too. I have just finished "A Certain Slant of Light" by Laura Whitcomb, which was a beautiful ghost story told from the point of view of the ghost (not at all scary - more like a romance) and now I'm on "Second Glance" by Jodi Picoult. I joined Goodreads too, which may or may not have been a bit mistake as my 'want to read/wish list' has already grown so long with reading all the book reviews! If you're a member and would like be become Goodreads Friends, please let me know.
Have a good week everyone. Maybe even some stitching this weekend as Riley could possibly be spending some time at his Dads.