We were lucky to have Grandma Melrose and Auntie Rosemary come and visit us a few weeks ago. They had a busy time while they were here. Allen took them to Maastricht for the day, I took them to Monschau, Germany and then we did a meal out, a local walk, lunch out and a trip to the ice cream place too.
I have put in a photo from Monschau - it's a very pretty town on the river in a valley in Germany. We ate lunch by the river and then had a wonder through the cobbled streets. We had been before, but during the Christmas market season, so it was lovely for me to see it in completely a different light.
There is also a photo from our walk to Puth, a village a few miles away that has a great cafe/lunch place. It was strange, as two weeks before this sunny photo was taken, we'd done the same walk in the driving snow!
Abi completed her cheerleading season and received a lovely plate to display in her room. She did a great job and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jacob and Abi have both joined the swim team. They are swimming 3 evenings a week. This may be a little much as they are swimming once a week with school as well although I have already seen lots of improvement. I am very proud of them all - including Allen who has taken on a role of one of the coaches. He's great, although he getting a tad annoyed at the silly boys, I know how he feels! So now our lives have been taken over by swimming, oh well!
Looking forward to seeing my Mum and Dad plus Amy in a couple of weeks. We are off to Rome for the Easter week. Popping down to Naples first to stay with friends, who we met in the Falklands, and then back up to Rome for a couple of nights. We are getting an overnight train there and then flying back - surprisingly this was the cheapest option.