Monday, May 05, 2014

Fforest Fawr

I think there has been a post about this place before, but on bank holiday Monday we visited Fforest Fawr (which is "big forest" in Welsh - I do pay attention in class!) to get out of the way of our cleaner. It was a long and tiring walk, but I think we all enjoyed it. Although perhaps not as much as we enjoyed the drinks when we got back to the car!

But you should have seen Will's face when he realised that we weren't actually going into Castle Coch!
Will: "But you can do colouring!"
Oh, I can't believe I missed out on the colouring!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Blogger

Hi, Hannah Hurley here. Although there aren't many regular visitors on this blog (to be honest there probably aren't any at all), if you are one, you probably know who I am from the many photos of me up on this site. I haven't looked through the previous posts yet, but I can assure you that when I do, you'll be seeing your favourite picture of me vanishing mysteriously.

I heard that dad/Andy (depending on your point of view) was having a bit of trouble finding time to post on this blog, so I kindly offered to give up my valuable time, and take his place as "blogger" on this site. Well, I suppose you could say, from a certain point of view, that I begged to be let on. But I don't really like looking at it in that light.

Anyhow, now you know why there will be a slight (but definite) increase in the quality of the jokes on this blog, which was the main point in this post. So, seeya!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Shock horror - blog updates!

It's been bugging me for months that I hadn't updated this blog since December 2010, so I'm having a bit of a sort out of old photos and will hopefully bring the site back up to date before the year is out!

That way, you'll be able to see how tall we've all grown, and how much balder some of us are...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

DIY proof!

For 6 years now, since our house extension was built, we've been meaning to place laminate flooring in the cupboard under our stairs. And, finally, we've had the chance and the willingness to get around to it!

Since it is in the cupboard under the stairs, and very few people will ever actually see the craftmanship, here is photographic proof that it actually happened...!


Friday, January 07, 2011

Garden intruder

We had a night time visitor this evening, in the shape of this prickly hedgehog.


Hopefully it'll do a great job of removing some of the slugs that seem to enjoy our garden so much!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Chess grandmaster

A New Year's Day game of chess - that's how sophisticated we are in the Hurley House!
Good to see Will giving his big brother advice on which piece to move next!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Boys and their toys

We're huge Lego fans in the Hurley House, but all of our Lego has got so mixed up over the years that it's really difficult to build any of the original models that we'd bought. So, we decided to make good use of our Christmas holiday, and try to build as many of the models as we possibly could.

We started, in a very organised way, by sorting all of the Lego bricks by colour. The idea was that it would help us track down the pieces that we were looking for.


Well, the idea was there...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow fear!

We headed out to the 'slopes' with our sledges and surfboards(no, really!) to prove that a bit of white, fluffy snow wouldn't scare us!


Unfortunately, we spent most of our time lying in the snow, rather than flying over the top of it!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas presents

After the delicious dinner, it was off to Grandma & Grandad's house for a delicious tea, and to open even more presents.

Clearly, the biggest plus to having children is the fact that they get some cool presents for Christmas, and parents get to play with them!


Christmas dinner

After a fairly reasonably-timed start to Christmas day (well done kids!), we broke open some presents, then headed to church, and after that it was time for a delicious dinner at Nanny & Grumpy's house, with Auntie Jan, Uncle Mike, James, Bethan & Rebekah.

Nanny has had lots of practise at cooking for so many people, and served up some fantastic food.


The only problem is, it's our turn next year! Gulp!