Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Guardian Angels

We played our last game of the season on Sunday. The Corbridge Angels v Tynemouth.
I scored 33 before getting skittled out by a demon fast bowler. I have a bruise the size of a dinner plate on my inner thigh, my achilles are both nacking and my arms are aching like hell....but I've loved every minute of it!
This little cricket team, made up of old decrepit mothers with a few great youngsters hoyed in, has kept me going throughout the last 8 months - kept me moving, kept me motivated.
Out of the 100+ players in the whole league, I finished 5th top battter with 228 runs. Most of those were scored with a baldy head and sweaty bandana. For once, I'm not bragging here - I'm just grateful that cancer didn't take over my life for 8 months....Cricket did!

We have our own little blog too - so if you're bored pay us a visit!

Here are some of the lovely Angels that played on Sunday -

Thursday, 19 August 2010

The Cousins Are Here!

3 of my brothers kids have come up for a couple of days to enjoy some Northumbrian sunshine.
The 16 year old went shopping with my mum, so what should I do with the other 4? Hmmm.
I know! Lets go gambling with 2p's, feed our faces with fish and chips, then go to the beach!
This is becoming a regular outing!
Its Freezin!
Chattering teeth!
Lovely smiles
Long Jump Competition

Saturday, 14 August 2010

The Dune Race

Just thought I'd post this to give you a smile. The kids decided to do a bit of 'dune racing' at the beach on Thursday.
No children were harmed in the making of this video...they just had lots of sand up their nose!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Please Don't Let the Summer End

I'm loving the summer hols.
We jumped in the car today and headed north to Seahouses and Bamburgh.
Puffins and seals on the Farne Islands, fish and chips (again!) the Grace Darling Museum and finally...Bamburgh beach - beautiful. We're so lucky to have all this on our doorstep. 2 sleepy children in the car on the way home...and one happy mum.
SPLASH! - a wet boat trip to the Farne Isles
Inner Farne
Grace Darling's grave. She was only 26 when she died.
My bonny lad
My bonny lass

Another lovely day

Monday, 9 August 2010

The Jazz Picnic

The Annual Jazz Picnic took place yesterday. Dad got together some of his old jazz pals, 2 of his brothers and various other musical cousins for a fabulous day.

We raised £517.31 for Tynedale Hospice at Home - oh, and the 6 year old made an appearance - as Bessie Whittington!


Thursday, 5 August 2010

Off to the Beach...Again!

Back to the beach. More fish and chips and hole-digging in the sand - this time with Grandma.
Don't mess with me
I don't know why, but I just love digging holes
Grandma M
The Angels in action last night...we lost again, but had a good laugh! Recognise an old school mate on there, Jill?