Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Easter 2011

Mum and Dad came up for Easter this year, the sun shone and we had a fab time, almost made up for having to work over the whole Easter weekend - we did breakfast, got all the work finished by lunch and then went out every afternoon, so it actually seemed like a bit of a break.

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On Easter Sunday we went for a walk along the canal.

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The bluebells smelled fantastic in the sun.

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Dad, Steve and Em with Scrabble & Digby.

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The clearest blue sky.

On Monday we went to the Sculpture Park, which although very busy is so huge it never feels like you are in the midst of masses of people, unless you really need a coffee or a wee! Or an ice cream for that matter, one poor lad on his own making all the ice creams and taking the money, we gave up waiting in the end!

At the moment there is a vast exhibition of the work of Jaume Plensa, which includes a 50 metre curtain of poetry, alabaster heads, which were massive and the illuminated sculptures.

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Illuminated sculptures.

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Alabaster heads.

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Can you spot Steve & Tom in this one?!

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Another lovely day.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Marvellous magnolia

Every year when the magnolia flowers for the first time I am drawn to it, I love the contrast of the pink vein in the petals against the crisp whiteness and the way the whole thing catches the light.  



Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Puppy love!


Best of mates now!