Monday, April 17, 2017


We've had a lovely Easter weekend with Daughter 2, Son, Daughter-in-Law and Granddaughter-the-Younger all visiting for several days and the Edinburgh family there much of the time too.

Daughter 2 has been in Berlin and bought various splendid German pedestrian-crossing-related gifts for Grandson. She is a very good aunt.

She brought a t-shirt and bag for Granddaughter-the-Elder.

Then yesterday we had an Easter egg hunt - in the house, because it was threatening rain.

These are the clues that Daughter 2 drew for Granddaughter-the-Elder.

The children enjoyed following the clues.


Then today we went for a walk up the hill near our house...

and down again.

But now they're gone - Daughter 2 briefly pretending to be a tourist on the way to the station.


  1. You have such a beautiful family, how creative #2 daughter is..

  2. You are truly blessed m'dear.

  3. Incredible drawings! It looks like a wonderful time. I love the beaming faces of the egg hunters. I miss those days.

  4. It was much too quiet around here for Easter! I miss the shrieks of delight as our five hunted down all the eggs we'd hidden the night before.
    I'm sure the little ones loved Auntie's "clues."

  5. It's the ebb and flow of this stage of family life. We had a sudden but very brief influx from New York!
    I love that clue idea for the egg hunt or any game that requires searching for things before they can read.

  6. So happy to read about your lovely Easter holiday. Your daughter 2 is quite an artist as well as being an excellent aunt!

  7. Boy, all children should be so lucky to have such beautiful drawings for the Easter egg hunt! I looks like you had a wonderful weekend!