Sunday, 22 July 2012

Rose Weekend - Lady Dixon Park

I nipped up to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park to see the craft stalls, roses and photography exhibition.

I'd entered a photograph into their Belfast Parks competition and was thrilled to see it on display - (I think all entries were on display but I was still thrilled !)
I took this photo of the photo with my phone !  The original was taken of Victoria and Kelsie in the Palm House in Botanic Gardens.

Just proof that it was on display.

Enjoyed a wander around the craft stalls and the roses - they were looking a bit battered but still beautiful.

Friday, 13 July 2012

13 July 2012

It's tradition that I look after my older nephews and niece on the 12 July night and then take them out on the 13th - last year was a fabulous day on Ballywalter Beach.

This year a fab day out to Tannaghmore Gardens.   One of our absolute favourite places to visit - there is plenty of carparking, a small farm to wander around, an excellent play park, a selection of small gardens and a maze - and all free !

We met up with my friends from school and their children too. 
Gary and Lois

Linda and Roslyn
It's great because the kids run around and we can sit and chat.  Kids only come back when they need fed or watered!

This year we were lucky to spot a squirrel
 and the kids found a tiny frog - brought it up for me to see and then gently returned it to the pond.

Hitchin a lift back to the carpark !

We always finish our day out with a visit to the nearest McDonald's - love it!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Day out with 'my boys' !

While rambling last week at Crawfordsburn I heard there was an exhibition of vintage military vehicles taking place at Grey Point Fort nearby.

I thought it would be an event my nephews would enjoy.
Big gun
View from one of the big guns.
My troops!

Love this one !

 Next photos were taken at Crawfordsburn Country Park later that afternoon.

Dean and Mason 'just shooting the breeze'
All 'my boys'

A really fun, chatty and interesting day out.