I have been so busy lately catching up with all my friends in Chiswick and enjoying this beautiful weather, I have forgotten to keep my blog updated, whoopsie!! We had started a post about two weeks ago and never finished it, so here it is:
The other day mummy and I met up with our friends Charlie and Aussie Sarah, they live just down the road. Sarah looked after me the other night when mummy and daddy went out in Shoreditch for daddy’s birthday. They had a really fun night and I was on my best behaviour for Sarah. I get along really well with Charlie, he has a lovely garden at his house and lots of fun toys. He is a little bit younger than me, but that doesn’t matter I just have to play a little less rough.
This weekend (2 weeks ago) we had planned to drive 2 hours east of London to visit daddy’s Great Uncle Albert and his lovely partner Brenda. We were all really looking forward to spending more time with them and having a little escape out of London. The English countryside is beautiful and they live not far from the coast, so I got my first English pebble beach experience.
Uncle Albie and Brenda have an amazing house, it is over 400 years old!! It looks like a lovely interesting brick cottage on the outside and inside it is very quirky with all it’s dark wooden ceiling beams and teeny tiny doorways, even daddy had to duck! We arrived Friday night and mummy was in house heaven, she loved every room and every little thing about the place. Once we put all our things in our lovely room, and had a quick bath with daddy, we enjoyed a delicious chicken dinner where I discovered that I love parsnips (in saying this mummy has since cooked parnsip for me and I refuse to eat it, so I only like Brenda’s parsnips!). We also sat in the lounge in front of a warm fireplace and this is where I decided it might be fun to take a couple of steps on my own. That’s right, I walked 3 steps on my own just out of the blue! I am not going to lie to you, I have been feeling the pressure to walk on my own lately. Mummy tells me all my friends back in Australia are walking already and I am the last of the group so the pressure has definitely been on. We practise everyday but I just don’t see the point when I am such a fast crawler.
The next day we had a look around Uncle Albie’s property he has some lovely holiday cottages which he has renovated and practically rebuilt them all on his own. He is very clever and mummy and daddy were very impressed. Daddy especially was impressed as Uncle Albie is not a builder by trade, so he has done everything by researching and working it out. The holiday cottages look amazing. It’s such a pretty area where they live, and I got to see lots of sheep and cows, it was a proper country experience. Late in the morning after a yummy breakfast we went for a drive to the coast and took a stroll along the pebble beach and had lunch in a beautiful old pub. Becuase it was such a nice day we sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine. Uncle Albie told us lots of stories and showed us all the research he has done to track down all his family and trace them back to hundreds of years ago. I am sure I will be more interested when I am older and have lots of questions to ask, but I am a little small to understand it all. Daddy was fascinated by all the history and books of research Uncle Albie had done. We also looked at lots of photo’s of Uncle Albie’s and Brenda’s family, G Nan and my Boppy (Poppy Bill), Aunty Tina and Uncle David when they were little. When I was back in Australia I remember G Nan always saying daddy looked like her brother, now that I have met Uncle Albert I can definitely agree with her, they are so alike. Have a look at my pictures, do you agree?
On Sunday we sadly had to say goodbye in the morning as I had a Christening and birthday party to attend in Southampton. I had such a fun time visiting my omly family in England. It’s nice to know we have family over here and they are so lovely. I hope we visit again soon.
It was my friend Jude’s birthday party and Christening in Southampton. Jude is exactly one month younger than me and I have so much fun when I see him and his two brothers. This was my frist christening I had been to and I think I was the most well behaved baby. Daddy said I had to be very quiet because we were in a church. I am not sure why that is so special but I vaguely remember visiting some big church in Italy and I was meant to be quiet there too. Luckily this church was full of noisey children and the vicar let me play with some toys at the front. It was lots of fun as there were loads of other kids doing the same, including Jude’s brothers Luca and Oliver. The best part of the Christening was when Jude had a little bath, fully clothed in front of everyone. Afterwards we went to another place for his party. There were lots of toys and a playground set up so I got busy on the swings and slippery slide. A nice man made all sorts of animals and things out of long coloured balloons, he made me a ladybeetle wrist band. I had fun at the party and mummy let me try some birthday cake again…yum yum. This cake was amazing, it was shaped like Noah’s arc with all the animals in the boat. It was very cool.
Since then the weather has been amazing, it’s like summer time! But I will leave the last two weeks for my next blog.