Sunday, 25 September 2011

Remembering Dad

Dad would have been 85 today.

I have so many happy memories of him and I'm so thankful for so many things but I wish I could hear his voice one more time, I miss him so much.

Not one day goes by without me thinking of him.

His blankets have been great for Sammie and Sadie's wet paws..

and when I got my bike out for work and had to fix the lights, his Creative Travel screwdriver set was just what I needed (its been on the kitchen worktop since January)

These opera glasses are FAB! We used them for WE WILL ROCK YOU and yesterday at the races!

His tin opener has saved the day many a time at cricket.

Swedish glass robin sits at the top of the stairs

and his spider plant is positively THRIVING, look it has had babies!

He always had a cuddle for me.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Chester Races 2011

It was the final race meeting of the season today. I've not been this year, mostly due to cricket or spinning, but as Drake was going with people from work, I tagged along too.

There were different statues in the parade ring.

This was the race I didn't win on! I love the noise when they come thundering past though...

How come Drake is as tall as Ian?

Aaah, high heels and a step...

We really enjoyed it but all our horses except Dick Doughtywylie(great name!!!)(WON!!!) came second so we won't be retiring just yet.

Earlier in the week we were in the racecourse restaurant, for lunch for Frannie and Jude's birthdays

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Oh Alison? ♫♫ Oh Anna Sun! ♫♫

What a HAPPY video!!!! This is absolutely brilliant Cub, I WANT I WANT I WANT (haha) their album please!!!

I nearly want to zumba dance to it with them all...

This house may be falling apart....we got no money but we've got our cars.... (he's got the words wrong)


Sunday, 4 September 2011

The "Cygnets" are CHAMPIONS!!!

What a great day WHOOP WHOOP!!

Our Under 18 "Cygnets" were through to the final of the North Cheshire Junior Cricket Association Cup to be played at Little Heath, 2pm.

But even more exciting was the fact that they were playing local rivals Chester Boughton Hall who had a very strong side and began the day as firm favourites.

Brian had prepared the usual Christleton "road" and the ground looked magnificent in the September sun. It was fantastic (especially for the bar) to see so many people there to support these young lads.

Our lads were so up for this!

They batted really well scoring 178 in 20 overs, a tough target for the opposition.


Our scorer John has written the official report HERE

Celebrating after the last wicket.

Matty Astbury topscored for us.

He is wearing an orange Jack McKenzie wrist band in memory of Jack who tragically lost his life recently in a car crash. Because Jack played for both Christleton and Boughton Hall Under 18s, these two teams will meet up every year to play a friendly match in his memory.

Reflecting on the magnitude of the win (and looking so cool)

Presentation of medals.

Cricket tea with Peroni !!!!!!

Greg scored a superb "6" so had to be "sconed"...

and had fresh cream squirted down his back :)

Well he actually only scored 7 in total so it was quite fitting really, well as fitting as his inside out shirt... :)

Well done lads! FANTASTIC!