Our weekend in pictures, a little diary of what we get up to at the weekends together.
Saturday 22nd July 2017
Back in 2002 I met my now husband, and we shared our first kiss down our local countrypark! Royal Victoria Countrypark in Netley. We love this countrypark, full of great play areas for the kids to play, the sea for the dog to swim in and lots of open to space to run and picnic in.
So when I heard that they were running a ‘Raise The Roof’ event, I had to do it. The current chapel is being renovated with a lottery grant. It use to be much bigger than this, and holds a lot of history.
It use to be a military hospital, and in 1863 it opened and was Britain’s largest hospital holding 1,000 beds. With around 50,000 people treated here in WW1 and aruond 68,000 in WW2. Have a look at more of its history here. I look forward to when it is finished and finding more history about this building.
So as you can see it currently has no roof tiles on, that’s where we came in! They were giving you the opportunity to decorate one of the roof slates. A donation of £5, and left to put whatever you want onto it, see more here
Another chance to visit this cutie, my kids were invited over to meet little Archie, my best friends baby. They had been very excited to meet him, but I think the girls were a little over whelmed by the reality of this tiny little person. They’ve been the youngest in our family/friends group.
Sunday 23rd July 2017
A day at home, so I didn’t take many photos, opps! Although I did capture this rose with all the rain drops on. That summed up the day, it rained so much!!
This yellow rose was a cutting I was given last year. My next door neighbour has beautiful lilac rose, and I asked him if he minded cutting a cutting for me. One day he arrived around with 6 cuttings, and wasn’t very hopeful that any would take…..well 2 did…..!
Since then his Mum has sadly passed away, she was a lovely lady and always got the kids an Easter Egg, and Christmas present for them.
I was chuffed as I had managed to grow 2 our of 6 of her roses, however I think he may have given me the wrong cuttings as these roses have come through yellow, rather than Lilac!! Next mind, they are still a beautiful rose, and still something to remember her by.
Do you reckon that one will be yellow too?!