Dessert, Big Skies And Making Memories

Isn’t it funny how something catches your eye and you immediately think of someone ~ let me explain, Beloved took me to a local Antique/Flea market where by sheer chance my gaze fell upon a pair of Knickerbocker Glory glasses … I snatched them off the shelf like a woman possessed, they were a perfect impromptu gift for Moo, the poor boy was a little bewildered at first ~ until I explained that they were designed to hold a dessert of ‘anything goes’  where all your post dinner delights dwell

Healthy knickerbocker glory
Moo’s version of a not quite healthy Knickerbocker Glory~ jelly, fruit, yogurt, nuts and a couple of dark chocolate pieces

If the truth be told we had to make the jelly twice, unbeknown to me it turned out Moo had eaten a few of the jelly squares from the packet the first time round~ no wonder it didn’t set !!

What better way to spend an afternoon post pudding than going for a walk ~ one of the joys of living in rural Lincolnshire is we have ‘Big Skies’ … this is because the land is soooo very flat

winter sky
Just look at that sky. Moo & I were convinced we were going to get soaked but nooooo we destined to stay dry 🙂

Of course it being winter time before long the sun began to set and the sky changed once more

sun set in winter
At this point we decided what could possibly be better than to head home for hot chocolate and cake

I wonder in years to come when Moo is a young man if he will catch a sight of clouds in the winter sky and think of me and laugh at how Knickerbocker glory glasses made me think of him ??








The Most Wonderful Of Times

Sooooo we surprised Moo with a holiday of a lifetime ~ do you know he was so excited he never slept of 24 hrs !!!!!!!!!

Although we have been back a week from our trip I’ve been absolutely shattered we had very little sleep while in Bangkok lots of late nights and lots of very early mornings … just like every good holiday LOL this will be a photo heavy post SORRY

The floating market

Fried banana time
Apparently I was a bit of a ‘looser’ according to Moo as I wasn’t quite able to eat my own body weight in fried bananas


The old Rabbit ear photo never ceases to make me giggle

Moo and I at the UNESCO world heritage site Ayutthaya you will notice I had to wear long trousers as we were visiting temples as it is a sign of respect

The bridge on the River Kwai was somewhere Moo was eager to visit due to his interest in military history

Bridge over the River Kwai

Some of our days were spiritual

Lying Buddha

Others we admired the artistic works dotted around the city

dog outside MBK center
Loved this dog sculpture outside the MBK centre

Last photo as you must be bored stupid by now

Lizard in Lumpini park
A monitor lizard in Lumpini park ~ taken with a zoom lens I hasten to add

The memories made by us all were priceless, I’m sure Moo will treasure the time spent with Grandpa & I for years to come



Shh ….. Don’t Tell Moo

Beloved & I have been planning and saving I hasten to add to take Moo on an adventure of a lifetime and ‘Little Man’ had Noooooo idea of what we have in store.

17/10/18 we are picking him up straight from school and taking him to the capital

Of course this isn’t of the slightest interest to Beloved as he works in the city ~ but I’m super excited

After a nights stay in a hotel, off to the airport we go ~ then Moo will be taken on his first ever plane flight …goodness I hope this goes well

So where are we off too ??

Beloved have been here several times before so know our way around

I have an itinerary arranged that would make a travel agent envious, this includes the railway market, floating market plus something I think Moo will love ~ a long tail boat ride under the bridge on the River Kwai

Anyhoo must dash

adventure calling
I’ll fill you in on all the tales of our travels when we get home Bye ❤





All Dressed Up …. And Yes We Did Have Somewhere To Go

Last Wednesday 12/9/2018 was one heck of a day !!  firstly it was Beloved & I’s wedding anniversary … we have been together … well since forever LOL

If that wasn’t enough of a celebration it also happened to be a very special day for 2nd Born ~ his graduation, it took place in the amazing Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral
An artistic shot of Lincoln Cathedral at sunset just moments before the start of 2nd Born’s ceremony

Sorry to bore yo but I’m now about to subject you to a ‘Proud Mummy Moment’ captured for prosperity

Jacob and I 12 9 2018
I was fighting back emotional tears during this shot PS. note my awesome vintage dress 🙂

Sorry for the photo heavy post …… NOT

3 generations
3 generation of the Von Parry family ~ even though baby ‘Fox’ is sooo totally over this photo taking business

I had to smile to myself during the ceremony ~ the graduates from the School of Education were first to grace the stage and everyone clapped politely, yet when every single one of the nurses graduated there were huge cheers & shouts from their peers and family members ~ what a awesome feeling to know my boy and his cohorts are sooo supported as they enter the big wide world

If you jump right over to here and skip to 50 mins 31 seconds (approximately LOL) you can see 2nd Born’s ‘moment’

PS Moo asked me to include this photo at the end of this post

Moo 9 on 12.9.2018
A future graduate in the making I wonder ?

Thank you for bearing with me through out this post … you may now return to your everyday life 🙂


A Special Guest Blogger

Grandma lets my big brother Moo write on her blog now and again & she said at the grand old age of 2 months I could do my first guest post … obviously she will be doing the typing I’ll be just laying here looking adorable 🙂 Sooooo what does a babe have to post about WELL …

Lets talk sleep

no sleep
Who needs sleep ?? not me that’s for sure

Daddy has been studying for y e a r s, he’s done lots of procedures, work experience in Africa for a month and just lately been doing 3 months experience at a prison !! and now guess what ??

daddy nurse
Yep he’s only gone and done it …my daddy is now a fully qualified nurse and in a couple of months mummy will qualify too

He tells me if there is something I really, really want to do when I grow up and that if I work hard I can do it ~ isn’t that cool

Fox 2 months old
I’m listening honestly daddy, but come on, how can I take you seriously when you talk to me in that babyish high-pitched voice, even if it does make me giggle

That is my first guest post over

All my love



Update On Baby ‘Fox’

Many thanks to all you who have offered kind thoughts, best wishes and prayers for ‘Fox’ guess what

coming home

He has responded well to the antibiotics for suspected meningitis ~ his lumber puncture was tainted with blood and the decision was made rather than put him through the procedure again they would treat him as if he did indeed have the infection. While still a little jaundiced he’s feeding well and the best place for him now is at home with Mummy, Daddy & Big Brother Moo

Mummy and Fox
Happy days, now he can begin the new exciting adventure of family life xx

2 Weeks Early And A Long 31.5 Hours

30/5/2018 – 16.00hrs 2nd Born rang to inform us Mum To Be’s  waters had broken so could I have Moo overnight ~ I hadn’t realised it was half term ~ so cue a garbled message to work that I wouldn’t be in tomorrow

31/5/2018 – 16.00hrs Still no baby

After 31.5 hours I do believe 2nd Born would not DARE go down this road

At 23.25hrs babe was born ~ a 7lb 10oz boy named Theo-Fox unfortunately not all went quite to plan, little man is in SCBU ~ Special Care Baby Unit, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and he possibly has an infection as his respirations are quite rapid so they are going to keep a close eye on him for the next few days before he comes home. So get well soon little man we are waiting patiently for you

Theo- Fox
I did get to enjoy plenty of cuddle time this afternoon ~my I’d forgotten how small new-born’s were

So a new member of the next generation of the ‘Von Trap Parry’ family has arrived Happy Days 🙂