New dress and shoes, accessorised by Willow....
First stop, Brighton, England...
Bob's daughter Dom with Willow
Bob's girlfriend Carol enjoying the wonderful view from the window seat in his penthouse
Next Stop, Chichester...
Family pub lunch in Nutbourne
(Great) Aunt Jane, Willow and Daisy
Willow and Daisy
Ben and Megan
Willow showing Megan her bling
Willow met Daisy, Grace and Megan, her cousins, for the first time and had a wonderful time
She particularly took to Daisy. It was very cute....
The walk to the Bunny
Picnic at the Bunny, on Gran and John's memorial bench
Strawberries by Jane and Jo, cupcakes by Jo and beautiful picnicware by Rice, available online at Ben and Jo's company http://www.nettlegreen.co.uk/
Another proud daddy/uncle
The beautiful girls....
The beautiful birthday girl cousin Lucie
Cousin Harry's band Rob the Rich played an acoustic set which was very cool
The girls were a bit starstruck by their Uncle Harry
A very tired little groupie
Next stop London, Battersea
Auntie Amber, Uncle Rolfie, Sienna and Caspian kindly put us up at their place in Battersea, again. Willow enjoyed a brief play with her cousins before they went to bed and again before they went off to school. Then we took to the streets of London for a fast-paced look around. We had lunch at Carluccio's in Chelsea which is always fantastic, and great for children. We made a few purchases, rode a few big red buses to keep Willow happy then back to Amber's for a delicious dinner that she had prepared, gourmet Indian followed by Chocolate Mint mousse. Deelicious!
Next morning we strolled along Northcote Road in the sunshine, spending time in Jamie Oliver's new venture Recipease. Wonderful place, as is everything he does. Check out http://www.recipease.com/. We bought some yummy bits and pieces from the bakery stand and took it back home to eat before our train to Surrey. Oh and husband bought his prepared crab from the seafood caravan that he always has to have.
Our conclusion is that it is now a lot cheaper to live in England (retail speaking....)
Auntie Amber, daddy and Willow had a little singalong before we dashed off to Grandma's
Final Stop, Elstead, Surry
It was a perfect summer's day in the countryside and a perfect way to end our hectic week, with a bit of nature loving and relaxation. We took a walk around Grandma Lois and Grandpa Norman's wonderful garden and so I leave you with some images of summer in Surrey...