Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sitting at Gatwick Aiport

agh! I've just bought more tons of shopping - my luggage weighs nearly 70kg in total and I just double checked with Playa Info to make sure they're picking me up at Cancun and they have cancelled me because I booked less than 48 hours in advance.
If anyone out there loves me, I land at 10pm tonight, Wednesday, at Cancun! LOL.
Heather at Playa Info assures me I will easily find transport, so I'm not overly worried anyway.
Bon Voyage!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

So much stuff

Good grief - I made the mistake last week of calling the airline and finding out exactly how much luggage I was allowed to carry. I now have 3 new shiny suitcases! Porter, help please!

Emily is officially 6!

This is Sunday morning, Emily is 6 and she is patiently waiting to come downstairs for her birthday breakfast. Butterfly cakes with 6 candles, and 2 different types of milkshake

My lovely cousin David making Emily feel super special - waiting on her with a French accent, asking if Madame would like banana or strawberry flavour milkshake - with extra bendy straws

A birthday breakfast fit for kings

Big brother Dan with Pain au Chocolats

Milkshake overload

Where are my presents? Breakfast was quickly pushed to one side when the presents started appearing from behind the curtains

Robert with his bendy straw glasses - it must get cold behind the ears when the banana shake goes past!

The boys getting technical with the flashing scooter!

This was a great birthday breakfast and we left the family playing with all sorts of new toys - thanks to you all, we had a great time!

Pre-birthday birthday party - with lots of cake

My word - we left Paul's family and drove over to see the rest of mine. My cousin David, his gorgeous wife Anna and the 3 seriously cheeky monkies. One of them was six the following day and we had a pre-birthday birthday party! YEAH! Here is Emily who CANNOT WAIT to be 6!

A sneaky cheeky early pressie
Rob showing of his dance moves
Mum showing off hers!
It's the dancing Von Trapp family
I've seen that one in Pulp Fiction

Another sneaky pressie

My cousin Madeleine
All the boys on the trampoline in the garden

Martin and Madeleine

My mum and her sister Mary
The kids feast
Our feast!
Mary and Madeleine - nice cheesy one there Mads

We blew up so many balloons!
Mum and Martin - very cheesy indeed!

So many different cakes - my Aunty Mary made 4 different ones - Sharon eat your heart out!

Happy kids

Big kids - these two belong to Madeleine - they are Mathew and Jonathon. they are sporting the sultry teenage boy look which involves lots of floppy hair
Mum having no fun at all
Aunty Mary's handiwork - fab

David doing some cleaning up

The Cullis family

The silly family

Bye - see you soon

Rob with Kissa the cat
The party girl has completely crashed on the sofa - what a great evening!
Thank you so much!

Beer for Paul and Maya

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm beer.
OK, so I just drink Guinness - but I did think of you both with the Old Speckled Hen and the Green King. If you're nice, I'll shout you a lovely Lighthouse when I get home.

The Bird in Hand

And no, that's nothing kinky!
This is Paul's former local pub - which is unfortunately closed at the moment as it is to let.
Pedro was going to buy this pub years ago! How funny would that have been! The Pedro in Hand? The Bird in Pedro? Pedro's Bird?