Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Home !

Home and settled in at last! Madeira was lovely, beautiful Island and we were in lovely accommodation, although the 92 steps up to our apartment was a killer for poor Jonathan's knees!. The weather was warm, although quite often overcast. The picture here of Henry and Evie is taken on the second highest sea facing cliff in the world at 550m above sea level, which was a very short walk from our accommodation. (for those of you interested the highest sea facing cliff is in Norway!).

We had a fantastic day out in Funchal, had lunch with a friend and then took the mad toboggan ride down the streets with just two men holding ropes to control you - scary! And also took the cable car down, which was fantastic.

It was so lovely to get away and relax, the children were great (okay, we had the odd Evie tantrum!) and we just read and played (- lot's of crazy golf) and spent time together, which is what it is all about.

And now we are home and the weather is fantastic - hurray. Jonathan and I spent a lovely Sunday at Sudbury's cricket ground watching the Lord Taverner's celebrity eleven play Sudbury, whilst sitting in a marquee eating a three course lunch and then afternoon tea. We did a bit of celebrity spotting - Chris Tarrant, Mike Gatting and Fraser Heinz to name a few.

I have now managed to catch up on the washing - although not the ironing and am waiting for a kit to arrive from Cocoa Daisy, you know, the Ali Edwards Travel Album one, so I can get all my holiday photos scrapped!


domestic goddess said...

sounds like you had a lovely time, love the sound of the marquee at Sudbury!

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

glad you had so much fun....can't wait to hear more about it.
pictures look awesome!!!
catch up soon.
love you lots!

Andrea said...

I am so glad you had such a great time!!! What beautiful photos too!!