We started off on Saturday with a trip to Chester - a really beautiful city. We did a ride on the river, then a trip round the city on an open-top bus and finally we headed to the races - just super. We all had a great time - all of us - including the children, taking lots of photos. So I'd like to share a few photos of Chester.
Jonathan, Kathryn, Sue and Saffron
Old Dee Bridge - leading to Handbridge
Rowing on the River Dee
Ruins in the Roman Garden
A row of cottages in Chester City centre
First race on Saturday - the racecourse was packed!
Proving that Kathryn is still a big kid at heart - thank goodness!!!
Today, we had a bit more of a leisurely start and I was delighted to learn that both Sue and Saffron like to craft too! Yea! A good excuse to have a rummage in my craft room. They are both quite new to crafting, so we had a play and I demonstrated heat embossing - one of the first things that got me hooked - and now I've got them hooked :)
We headed into Mold - and took part in a Treasure Hunt organised by the camera club. We were given 10 themes - eg time, transport, two colours, etc - and then we had to take photos. We were left to interpret the names as we felt appropriate. This turned out to be a great way to go around a town and have a fresh look at familiar places and objects. I think it's also a great idea for keeping older kids occupied in the holidays!! I won't show all my pictures from today, but I'll share a couple.
Category: Green - so I went with the colour, and I love this image!
Category: Two colours - off a shop name - just concentrated on the sun ray effect
Category: Time - I like this clock, it's at the local bus station - and that's time for me!!
I didn't win anything - but Jonathan came second in the Adult competition and Kathryn came second in the children's competition - we're so proud of her. Sue and Saffron had lots of fun walking around with us, and have decided that it's a game they'll play when they get home.
Such a great weekend. Kathryn has only got two more weeks left of her summer holidays - and we're going to be fairly busy this week. Monday - we're all having a bit of a rest - and I plan to get into my craft room - I've a few challenges to catch up with! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Thanks for stopping by. See you later.