The weather was so good that we took Emmy to the playground. She seemed to have a good time. We certainly did.
We’ve been down in Broadhaven for the past week, and have had a fabulous time. Paul and Viv joined us for the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend. It was so nice to see that Viv was looking and feeling better than when I last met her.
Our friends and new caravan neighbours Anne and Andy were down for the week, accompanied by Lucy, Freddie and Blossom, and also Becca who joined us for a few days after completing her final exams.
Huw, Mel, Mia and Emmy were in residence next door, and Chris and Tony also turned up for a few days. It really doesn’t get much better, especially as the weather was so kind to us. Other than the Bank Holiday Monday we had pretty much wall to wall sunshine. The wind was pretty brisk, and cool on the skin, but we were able to BBQ every evening, and enjoy several hours on the decking chatting and drinking.
I was particularly pleased at the way our new BBQ worked, as was Andy. He’d also moved to the dark side and was cooking with gas. An example of how well the gas BBQ’s work was evident on Friday evening when Andy and Anne cooked for us, and Andy did a butterflied leg of lamb. It was superb! Something I must try for myself.
It was great to meet up with my cousin Mike and wife Chris, who also popped down for a short midweek break. They both seemed to be in fine form, and Mike spent most of his time lying on the floor allowing Madoc to crawl over him, and generally lie down on him. They both seemed to be having a good time.
A couple of major firsts were achieved. Emmy took her first steps, and during the week quickly became even more sure footed. Madoc also had his first proper swim in the sea. Both of these events are recorded in the videos below.
Huw was doing his hunter gatherer impression. Having failed at spear fishing, he went air gun hunting with Griffith and when he woke me at 10pm he was excited at the prospect of eating pigeon in pitta bread sometime today.
Today being Wednesday we’ve been looking after Emmy. As always she’s been delightful, this despite having a temperature and a very runny nose!
We discovered she likes tea, and also she helped reveal Madoc’s talent as a pianist.
It was Emmy’s birthday on Friday 8th March but Huw & Mel felt a weekend family party would be most convenient. A Saturday lunch party meant we could have 4 generations present. Unfortunately I concentrated too much on photographing the girls so only took one shot of the great grandparents, while they were eating. So here’s a little video of Emmy enjoying her birthday party.
Due to the snow we’ve had, Emmy hasn’t been to stay with us on a Wednesday for a couple of weeks. We’ve missed her! She’s grown a fair bit since we last saw her. Madoc is also delighted to see her again.
We looked after Emmy today. It was so nice to see them playing together so well.
Gaz showing his real age. LB.