Sunday, 28 July 2013

52 Weeks Of Happy...2/52

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, 
they just make the best of everything."
Joining in with Jen at little birdy and Gillian at Tales From A Happy House.

Five things this week. 
My excuse - it's the holidays and it's been a very busy but lovely week!

The Orbit
For the past three days we've been zipping (or maybe Tubing as we were on the Central Line) back and forwards to Stratford for the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games. Yesterday afternoon I captured The Orbit (I refuse to call it by it's ridiculously long sponsor name) again with some lovely fluffy clouds. We had some interesting weather over the weekend from blazing sunshine to heavy downpours but it didn't put a dampener on our fun. It brought back amazing memories of my experience of London 2012 and reminded me why this part of London will always be special to me.

Bathing Pigeons
Spotted in Coram's Fields early on Thursday morning. I was treating my friend's lovely four year old daughter to a day out in London with a trip which included a visit to the theatre and an ice cream sundae in The Parlour at Fortnum and Mason's. Lydia was dropped off at Kings Cross by her Daddy on his way to work and from there we headed down the road where she enjoyed an hour or so in the playground and sandpit which was made even better because she had it all to herself! We had a good giggle at these pigeons having a bit of a bath in one of the giant puddles in the playground. The one looking on eventually joined them and they had a good splash about for around 10 minutes!

Murray Mug
My Emma Bridgewater celebratory Andy Murray mug arrived this week and I'm loving being reminded of his Wimbledon victory every time I use it (I'm having a cup of tea and a Hob Nob as I write this). If you follow me on Twitter or Pinterest you'll know how excited I was throughout Wimbledon - although you (and Mr P!) may wonder why I have so many pins of Andy Murray in suits. I must admit I have been lusting after him a lot lately! I think this concerns some people, as my cousin's wife said to me recently, "Sadly if it wasn't for your obsession with Andy Murray, Jo, you would be perfect." 

Baby George
Yes, I was glued to the TV from Monday through to Wednesday watching non-stop coverage about the birth of Prince George of Cambridge. I do love a bit of a royal occasion and the birth of any baby is worth a celebration. I'm loving the name as George is one that runs in my family (Mum is called Georgina and we can trace George back several generations) and I'm also loving this TfL poster that I spotted in our local tube station late last week.

We Went On A Bear Hunt
I had the pleasure of seeing Lydia again on Sunday as we met her and her Mum and Dad for lunch as we were both going to the Anniversary Games. There she presented me with this lovely handmade card to thank me for taking her out earlier in the week. Lydia is on the left and I have the dark hair on the right. Mine isn't actually that dark brown but Lyd has beautiful long, blondey hair so it is only right that she used the yellow on her! I had such a lovely time with her that I can't wait to treat her again in another holiday and I'm hoping that they'll be more occasions where I can take my godchildren and other friend's little ones out in the future as it gives me the excuse to do lots of lovely child-friendly things! 


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    1. Thanks! Although I do feel the need to get on with something proper now. The holidays are racing away! x

  2. It looks like you had a great week! I am very intrigued by the "orbit" - what is it?

    1. The Orbit is 114.5 metre tall sculpture and observation tower in the Olympic Park. It opened last year during the Olympics and I went up it on the day of the Closing Ceremony and again in April when we did our 'update' tour of the park. It will open again next summer to the general public. It has great views of London from the East and was a fantastic way to see all the Olympic Park last year! x