We're back from Cheltenham. This weekend away was very much family focused so we didn't do any sights or anything touristy as we were too busy catching up with everybody.
One of the main reasons for going was to see my niece's new baby and here he is. Roman Kai aged 11 days. All babies are gorgeous aren't they. It was lovely to see everybody, we probably only visit once or twice a year, so it's extra special when we do go down. And there's a lot of 'everybody' to see these days. One sister, one brother, one sis-in-law, one brother-in-law, 4 nieces, 1 nephew, 1 step-niece, 1 step-nephew, 3 great nephews and one great niece. Phew!
Just across from where we stayed there was a retail park with a Hobbycraft, so with half an hour to spare on Saturday we popped across and I bought myself this little cross stitch.
It was only £1.50 and after getting home, unpacking, throwing a load of washing in, collecting the dogs from kennels and rustling up something to eat I sat down and set to. I've not done a cross stitch for about 20 years and I'm finding it really enjoyable.
Thomas is off to Robinwood tomorrow so I've got to go and pack for him soon. He's really excited about going, hope he'll be OK.
I've nothing on at all this week so I'm hoping to crack on with present wrapping and card writing tomorrow.
Feeling very sorry for all the people affected by the floods this weekend. Cheltenham isn't too far from Tewkesbury which always seems to flood quite badly as well when there's heavy rain. My brother lived here a few years ago and after a particularly bad flood was without water for 10 days. This is a quick photo taken on our journey back home today.
I know I've said this before but as much as I love going away, I love coming home even more.
Hope you are all safe, warm and dry and ready for the week ahead.