Thursday, 15 December 2011

I Spoke to Father Christmas!

We all went to Nanni & Grandad’s new house in Teignmouth last night and guess what?

Mummy switched on Nanni’s laptop and this is what I saw -

Here are photos of me talking to Santa -





Can’t wait now until Christmas Day to see if my Pink scooter gets down the chimney in one piece.

We all had fish & chips tonight at Nanni and Grandad’s as we won’t be seeing them until January as they are going on a cruise.

Wish I could go but I would not want to miss my pressies. Another time perhaps.



Friday, 16 September 2011

First Day At Sherwell Valley School

13th September 2011 – my first day at my “ proper” school although only in the Nursery.

I got to wear my uniform, a grey pinafore dress over a white shirt and smart black shoes with straps.

Grandad came to collect me and Nanni was waiting at the front door with her camera ( as usual).

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Here I am determined to beat Grandad to the door.

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Coat’s coming off and I’m nearly there

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Shame about the stain on my dress. Where did that come from?

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Cardigan’s gone too and I suppose I might as well change.

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Great to get my shoes off, I’m going upstairs now for a little rest. Byee.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


Taken in Cockington yesterday.

Her quizzical face

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And out came the sun.

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This is my best side Nanni

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Ready for all eventualities.

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The boys are teaching me to climb trees – Mummy is not too happy about that.


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That’s all but there are some other photos on Toby’s blog -

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

And The Best Actress Oscar Goes to -






Watch This Space……………

Saturday, 23 April 2011

It’s Half-term & It’s Phoebeday


So there are two bags in the hall along with a snazzy skateboard. Toby has come too.

Phoebe has come in matching clothes


There’s a spotty theme going on!

Granda took Toby and Phe to the local park but they weren’t gone long – Toby came off the ramp and landed, none too gently, on his knee!

Earlier in the week we had been to the beach hut, another lovely sunny day but such a cold east wind – everyone was wrapped up.




Toby is making some thing – as usual and Phe is eating something – as usual. Fish and chips by the look of it.017

Toby had caught some crabs, the strangest crabs any of us had ever seen……………..


Can you see the long spider like legs and the twin antennae ?


Wonderful Google identifies it

Masked Crab - Corystes cassivelaunus

The Masked Crab, Corystes cassivelaunus, is widespread around the UK on sand. It is not often seen by divers as it spends daylight hours under the sand with its antennae just emerging. It uses these to channel water down its gills and emerges at night to feed. The body is quite small, maybe about 4cms across but with disproportionately large claws

The masked crab is particularly distinctive, as it possesses long hairy antennae. It has an elongated shell about an inch long. The carapace has two short sharp projections on either side of the eyes. The front limbs with the pincers are longer than its body, this is even more pronounced with the males.

Shell of a masked crab, the dimensions of the antenna represented by the dotted lines.

This is a common crab but is rarely seen as it burrows in sand on the lower shore tide mark. The antenna is used as a tube to feed sea water to its gills and allows the crab’s body to be completely buried, with only the tip of the antenna above the sand. If one digs out a masked crab and then places it back on the sand, the crab will rebury, doing so while standing erect.

Finally, today – 23/04/2011 I  had my hair cut!


What do you think?

Phe Phe.

Friday, 15 April 2011

I Am My Own Little Person


The start of another wonderful Phobeday ( Tuesday)

Here  I am wearing a very pretty pink  gingham dress and my favourite ladybird hat.


Just a great outfit don’t you think? Whoever said red and pink don’t go? Here I am on the back porch where Granda is painting.


Can you believe he puts down dust sheets outside. Nanni cannot grumble about that!


Here I am after enjoying a Magnum. Yum Yum.


This pretty little tortoiseshell cat visits Nanni on a daily basis. She is very old – 21 and very thin with a badly matted coat. Such a sad sight but Nanni saves her some choice pieces of chicken or fish to keep her happy.


After lunch we went to Goodrington and I gave this lovely bear a hug.


Then we saw a couple of donkeys who also got a kiss.


Tried this one for size but it was very slow.


More fun on the slide


And just people watching. Amazing what some kids get up to. Mummy wants to point out that I have some very pretty pink sandals but i just love my clogs. So there!


Phe Phe.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Toby did not want a birthday party, well, at 11 you are far too old and sophisticated for such childish stuff.

So, we just had a birthday tea in the garden with the family.

Mummy made some scrummy  cakes


Emma & Richard also came with Henry who I think will one day be an Estate Agent. Why? Well, he just fell in love with my house.


He rushed up the garden and busied himself rearranging things. Every time I spoke to him he kept saying “I’m busy”.


“No, I’m not interested, thank you”


“where’s the loo?”


Blowing bubbles is more fun.


What a scorcher of a day. Just fabulous.


Phe Phe

Friday, 11 February 2011

Happy Birthday 3 on Tuesday

Where have those three years gone? This beautiful bundle of bubbliness will be three on Tuesday. It seems like she was only born a few months ago and we were so delighted that, at last, Emma got her pink bundle.

Here she is in her birth day held proudly by big brother Oli


And by big brother Toby -


They both adored her then and still do. Woe betide anyone who treats her bad as she gets older.

Her first birthday was exciting although she was rather poorly.


You can see she is not well, bless her but she soldiered on.

Second birthday  she had to be groomed which meant having her hair done. Ouch!


It nearly ended in tears on the naughty step with Henry!


Now we are looking forward to birthday number three. She is having a joint party at the Rainbow Funhouse with two friends from nursery and I expect it will be chaotic. I’m just glad that Nanni will not be involved.

This was to be her birthday card -


But she just LOVES Peppa Pig so this is the one I will send -


Happy Birthday to Our Beautiful Grand Daughter and many many more to come,

Nanni & Granda.