Sunday, 14 August 2011

I'm back!!!

We have just had a really great week near Weymouth, Dorset - the weather was kind, the children were not at their worst, but I honestly never want to eat chips again!

I was surprised how much I missed you all - we had a sporadic phone/internet signal; Blogger was being a complete and utter arse, so apologies on their behalf for all sorts of muddles and with only a teeny touch screen to play with, it got a little frustrating.

Thank you for all your comments during the week - there is no way I am going to be able respond to them all individually, the ones that got delivered to my phone have now vanished (?!) and although I tried to keep up with the blogs I follow, I don't think I can go back over all of them and add the comments that immediately sprung to mind!  I will shortly do a post about setting up for mobile blogging, as the joy of reading blogs set up for 'on-the-go' browsers compared to 'web-view' was immense!

But hey, back on the laptop and ready to roll, and normal service will be resumed (Blogger-pending!).

I won't bombard you with a tonne of photos, but these pretty much sum up the last seven days...

The view from our cabin; next year the Olympic sailing will be right there, behind that tree...

Monkey World, was full of monkeys...

...but lemurs are the best!  (Sorry Sarah x)

Chesil Beach; with miles and miles of pebbles...

We spotted fish, sharks and turtles at the Sea Life park...

...and posing children (everywhere we went)...

A lot of time was spent in the pool...

...and a little window shopping...

More time at beach at the end of the lane...

... and running joke of the week:
"What time is it?"
"Willy o'clock!!"
(A full 360' sweeping second 'hand'!).

As for my hexing... I'll be saving how little I managed to get done for another post!

I hope you all had a good week.  I am so jealous of all you lucky FoQers!

For now, it's back to the piles of laundry I go x


  1. Oh I have fond memories of Monkey world! Looks like you had some good weather too! Glad you had a great time and are now back in virual reality again! Jxo

  2. LOVE that clock!! Did you bring one home as a souvenir? Glad you had such a good holiday but so pleased to have you back.

  3. Fantastic clock! Sounds like you had a fab time, glad you're back :-)

  4. Welcome home! It looks like you had a great time! Lovely beaches and adorable critters...what more could you ask for?

  5. ahhh babe, so glad you're back! dont know what got the bigger laugh, willy o'clock or lucky FoQers! lol Glad you had a good time and got some sun, and monkey world? Envious... seen all the episodes, some more than once...

  6. Can`t be England..the sun is shining! Love Chesil Beach - my mum lives near the Somerset Dorset border and it is gorgeous round there. Welcome back to the virtual world!

  7. Welcome home! Monkeys everywhere, I suspect! Great clock!!LOL!

  8. I can't wait to hear more about setting up for mobile blogging - not that your vacation pictures are interesting LOL. You had me intrigued with all the techy talk....sort of like pillow talk for me. hehehehe

  9. fantastic c(l)ock ...

    nice to have you back Hadders ... x

  10. It's looks like you had a beautiful time! I'm glad you had a wonderful, safe trip. That clock is something else! Too funny!

  11. Welcome back!!! You were missed :-)

  12. ROFL, love the clock! Welcome home :o)

  13. Looks like you all had a great time, and lovely weather too! Can't wait to hear how you set up mobile blogger, I have tried before and failed!

  14. Love that clock! Your photos are great :)

  15. OMG that clock is too much! And turtles- love turtles! And what a lovely view you had. Looks like a grand vacay. xo

  16. Glad to see the sense of humour's still intact! Please tell me you own that clock :) x

  17. I love those little lemurs! So cute! It looks like you had lots of fun.

    I am feeling you on the loads of laundry. Ick. I don't mind doing it, but I hate putting it away.

  18. fantastic cock... i mean clock! ha ha ha ha ha!

  19. Good to have you back, missed you. but glad you had a good family hollybags.

  20. Yay, you've been using the phone! Well done. The break was obviously great fun


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