Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Grandma Melrose Visits Jordan

Marion came to visit for 10 days. We did loads of trips out and about but the best thing was our trip to Petra. I took photos of everything. The most relaxing thing was our spa day at the Dead Sea. Marion went in, I was towel holder and photographer! While Marion was here Allen and I went to the Poppy Ball. Allen had been very busy helping with the organising of the Ball so it was great to see it all come together. We had a brilliant night and got to stay at the hotel so had a long lay in the next morning! We then took Marion to Jerash for her last day out. It was a gorgeous day. We didn't get to see everything with Marion but luckily she is already planning her next trip out.

Jacob's 13th Birthday

Hi All

Well we now have a teenager in the house (although with Abi it has felt we have had a teenager for years!). Grandma was here to help us celebrate but she didn't manage to get up for the early morning present opening. Jacob appeared in bed with us at about 5.45am so we did open most of his presents before school.

When he got back from school we opened the rest and also had cake. He chose to go to PJ Changs for dinner, a posh Chinese restaurant. It was really good. The other thing he chose was to take a friend to see Spectre at the cinema. So at the weekend we took his friend Arnold plus us, Grandma and a friend for Abi. The girls were going to see I am Malaya however there was only one showing and we'd missed it! So the boys went into Spectre and we went home and watched a DVD. Arnold stayed over and Jacob has a fun birthday week.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween weekend

We have had a busy last weekend of October. On Friday we got the chance to have a go at driving an Arctic Cat. It's an All Terrain Vehicle, not a quad bike but similar. There were 6 for us, 3 adults and 3 kids. It was great fun and we got to see an area North of Amman that I had not been to yet. After an hour and a half we went to the owners house for a BBQ. It was based on a Mediterranean Villa and was gorgeous with a swimming pool, outside seating areas and extra villas for extended family all within a gated area. Apparently they are one of the wealthiest families in Amman. I am hoping to get the grandchildren interested in Girl Scouts! We also did trunk and treat with the girl scouts. Our trunk was in a British theme! Very easy and a great way to do Halloween in an hour. We spent about 2 hours making our treats, Abi loved it all. The other photo is one from the Dead Sea, we had a 2 night stay a couple of weeks ago. It was very busy as it was a holiday weekend. Had a relaxing time in the spa.

Allen flew to London today and returns on Thursday with his Mum. Looking forward to showing Marion the sites and we will also get to see Petra for the first time, can't wait.