Saturday, 19 June 2010

Tea on the Tops




Curbar Gap - Thursday Tea Time 


I picked up the small people from after school club, grabbed the picnic blanket, trainers, sausage rolls & flapjack. 15 minutes later we were having  tea on top of the world.


I think these were the finest cherries ever eaten, sat munching and looking at the stunning views.



Small people clambered & explored.




Checked out some ye olde worlde graffitti



& chatted to G - In Holland
"Dad guess where we are?"


We waved at Grandma & Grandpa - who didn't wave back...
(G&G's house is bang in the middle of the picture)



It was good - to be spontaneous, to enjoy what is on our doorstep. To sit back & watch them being children, to share in their delight.

I went home with two tired, but very happy smalls, excited by their adventure. Helped along by popping into G&G house on the way home, & my mum bathing them, ready for bed.

I've not blogged for a while, for personal reasons - So thankyou for standing by me & to those who checked up on me, hugs. Also "Hello & Welcome!" to those of you who have so kindly joined me in the past few weeks. I will get round to catching up with people as soon as I can. 

I'll be back soon. I need to boast about winning a giveaway (yes! me! - soo never usually happens), & Taz has chucked me a challange (pants! - will have to use some brain power)

I also have a project that we have started over here, both myself and the smallest one are beside ourselves with excitment. Poor G is nearly a broken man....


Love Lydia xx

33 comments:

  1. Hello and welcome back, it is lovely to hear from you!
    What a lovely spontaneous idea you had there, im sure it will be one of those days your children will remember for ever.
    And my, what a beautiful place to have dinner!
    xx

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  2. what a beautiful area you live in, it looks like you had a wonderful adventure!!

    Sheila x

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  3. Hello you! A really lovely post to return with. I bet the children were thrilled to be whisked off for an unexpected treat like that. Looking forward to hearing about your new project.
    Lisa x

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  4. It's great to have you back! Looking forward to hearing all your news. Lots of love, Amanda xxx

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  5. Glad to see you back.
    Lovely pictures, what a location for a picnic!

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  6. Lovely to have you back Lydia, I sent you an email, but I couldn't remember if you said that you had changed your email address. That really is the top of the world! xxxx

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  7. :D Good to see you honey. That post school trip out looks fab and so pretty.
    I've been researching some disposable man pants as I see your man is away and no doubt you will be faced with a mountain of pants yet again :)
    xx

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  8. What a great place to have tea, glad you are back and thank you for your kind message it was very much needed but l hope l do not have to take you up on your kind offer.


    Hugs Pat

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  9. Yeah!!
    Good to see you back..soo worried you'd never return..
    I hope you and yours are well..
    I'm in Surrey ... waiting...
    Bethan is large and very excited..if nothing happens this week she will be induced a week today, on her due date, as she is small and baby is large!! Can't wait!!

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  10. So lovely to see you post, I love that sweetie photograph from your last post that was on my side bar but longed for a new photograph so i knew you had done a new post and now you have :0) I hope all is well with you, hugs from me ((((())))) That is a wonderful post and I can almost sense the happy time you spent together on top of the worl, tis a fine place to be. I have had a lovely day, made me very appreciative of what I have got right here next to me everyday. Not shallow at all Madame ;0) I got it here
    http://www.folksy.com/shops/JewelleryAngel
    was a one off I think, think all the bracelts are, but she does have similar ones and I would imagine you could ask her to make one like the one she sold to me, is very yummy and as soon as I saw it I had to buy. Was £7.00.

    Hugs and love as always

    Mary XX

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  11. How lovely to hear from you, here and on my blog, and I adore your spontaneous evening! What a beautiful and exciting place to go. Looking forward to hearing more from you...

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  12. Wow, how very lucky you are to have that amazing place so close! Gorgeous!

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  13. good to see you back, wondered where you had gone x

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  14. Try and make sure G isn't on the ladder when you whisk it away for prettifying in the garden!
    Tea and toast disappeared almost as soon as it arrived! T was most put out by my name change and although I don't do everything my children ask me he was really quite insistent that I revert back to J and J!
    Here's to more summer spontaneity.
    Lisa x

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  15. I think the chinese comment may be a virus - so best delete it if you can. Can you let me have your address as have something for you. xxxx

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  16. It's nice to have you back honey x
    We do have some fab places to escape to in Derbyshire ... our fave place is Higger Tor so not too far from you either !

    Sara x

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  17. Hello Lydia

    What a fabulous area you live in! I love those views. Your photos are stunning. Such a great idea to take your children there for a little picnic after school.
    I hope that all is well with you.
    Take care
    Isabelle x

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  18. Ive missed your lovely posts, but its nice to have you back and I hope you're alright!
    I really enjoyed your pictures, they are stunning!! Lucky you having a Mum right in the middle of that beautiful view! We're very lucky to live by such stunning scenery aren't we!

    Sending you love
    Julia x x x

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  19. Hi Lydia sorry i have not been in touch but it is hard knowing what to say and what questions to ask and i know you have had your own sadness this year and with what you do as your job i did not want to put more pressure on you the same as i said to my DIL who is a nurse we just need her to be our DIL and not feel she has to know all the answers .The speech therapist has answered a lot of our worries and tried to put Daves mind at ease by saying it is treatable and curable and that sort of helped,it is nice to know the treatment suite is nice thats another worry knowing he will be in for five days at a time Dave is never ill and hospitals are a scary place for him.Well i think i have waffled on long enough now sorry and i do not really know what more to say except thank you for being there have a great weekend with your family my eldest daughter and her family are coming up to to spend some time with us.


    Hugs Pat

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  20. Hello my lovely, I have missed seeing you around these parts.

    Yeah one major advantage I have - I no longer have to wash his pants when he gets back LOL

    xx

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  21. Hello Lydia. I have returned to blogland and wanted to pop by and say hello again. Looks like you've been having fun - what breathtaking scenery! I left a comment earlier - hope it's not one of the code ones as I've slightly forgotten how to do all this!!

    Tilly x

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  22. Just thought I would pop by and say hope you're enjoying the start of the summer hols.
    Hope life in flip flops is going great for you and yours!Lisa xx

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  23. Hi lydia thank you for your kind comment it means a lot to me,yes Dave is doing well much better than we thought,its the unknown that we were scared of and Dave has done remarkably well with hardly any side affects. We shaved his hair off last week as it was coming out in handfulls, he now thinks he is Bruce Willis.I will keep up a report on my blog as to how he is doing. I hope you and your family are well and that you get to take it easy some of the time sending you a hug too.


    Pat

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  24. P.S. nice too know where the little set of drawers come from thank you they are so handy i could do with some more.



    Hugs Pat

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  25. Just found your blog and was so delighted with the pictures. I fear that I live in a rather flat part of the States where such scenery doesn't really exist. We are, though, blessed with abundant water, so I supposed that will have to do!

    Looking forward to reading more....do feel free to pop by my blog if you have a moment, would love a visit!

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  26. 唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們......................................................................

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  27. Hello Lydia..
    I hope you are ok..
    Just to let you know, I am the grandmother to Lirys..now 6 weeks old!! How time flies..
    She is the most beautiful little thing (scan was wrong!) I see her most days on Skype. I'm back in Crete now, working nights which make me crabby.. husband is working hard, as usual in the summer.
    I do hope you're ok and hope to see you back blogging.
    Take care
    Jude

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  28. Lovely to get a message from you the other day. Hope all is well with you and that the summer hold were enjoyed by one and all.
    Lisa xx

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  29. Lovely Lydia, When are you coming back? xxxxx

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  30. How lovely to hear from you,glad you like my little pud! I enjoyed making it. Hope life has been good for you recently. Are you going to blog again?
    Lisa x

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  31. Me again!
    Are you starting a new blog?
    I have to say the CL fair was a really good day. It was great to be out for the day away from 'everyday stuff.' If you do ever get the chance to go then do.
    Hope all is good with you.
    Lisa x

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  32. Squeeeee!!! You're back! By god it took forever to get those underpants clean! Missed you lady xxxx

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