Saturday, 26 February 2011

A Day in February

School Half-term holiday already for Oliver
and Grandma gets to take care of him for a day

Here he is with the white chocolate and caramel chip cookies that Grandma helped him to make - ready for the oven.
When I was getting everything out he said, "Call me when you need me - no don't do that, call me when you are ready to weigh the chocolate chips,Grandma"

We had a simple but fun day
Having been to the adventure play ground in the park our next call was to the
Vintage Emporium
This is a massive place and only a few photos here but Oliver just loved running around the passages and asking about everything.
The kind of place that would take a day to look at everything and without a 4 year old

The tea room was very in keeping with the atmosphere

Then once back at the house Rebekah was home and saying cheese when she saw my camera!

And here she is having zipped a toy into my camera case


Elizabethd said...

I remember what fun I used to have with mine when they were that age!

Gwendolyn said...

What an eventful day! This is such a wonderful age when anything you do with them is an adventure! And they even pose for pictures! How adorable. You are blessed with very lovely grandchildren.

Are there many such antique/vintage stores there? What incredible finds you must come across; rich in history too!

Vee said...

They are adorable! Children today are always ready for the camera or nearly. The Emporium looks something like our flea market. I'm surprised that Oliver enjoyed it so, but pleasantly surprised.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You did have a wonderful day there! It is always fun to spend time with the grand babes! I love that emporium. I could spend hours just looking around in a place like that.

melissa said...

The photos are just each and every one. :) Thanks for taking the time to share!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Oliver is a handsome boy! I loved seeing him in his striped apron. My mother used to bring back those aprons from London, Marks & Spencer I think, and have our names enbroidered on in red!

I have been enjoying your blog from the other side of the big pond. I reside in a coastal Massachusetts community.


Balisha said...

Memories of times like this with their Grandma...are still special to my kids.She loved to poke around shops like this... and to this day my youngest son loves it still. You English always seem to have a place to have tea. What a nice custom.
Thanks for sharing your day with us. Balisha

zetor said...

Can't wait for my grandaughter to be that age. The vintage room looks like a wonderful 'Aladdin's Cave.'

La Petite Gallery said...

What memories they will have as they grow up. That store Lools like it would take a week to see. Is the cafe in the store? What a fun place to visit. Be well and Happy.


Lori Zehr said...

Your lovely and interesting blog reminds me of my trip to England every time I read it! Love the flower pics on the sidebar as well!

Lorrie said...

It's moments like these that I'm looking forward to as Adria grows. And I'm hopeful that other grandchildren will come along, too. I read blogs such as yours and find such great examples of wonderful grandmothers...thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

Oliver certainly is a handsome lad.
Sounds like he enjoys being with Grandma and making cookies! :-)
The Vintage Emporium looks like my kind of place. Yes, I could spend the day there, just looking. :-)

a woman who is said...

The grands are growing and are gorgeous. It looks like you had a very special day with Oliver. I love those times with my Eden. We are long over due a baking day!

Linda said...

Wow, what an interesting looking shop. And cute grandkids too!

Susy said...

Hello Barbara, glad to meet you.
I just read your comment to end ....... oh my God!
How wonderful 'emporium, but where is it?
Could you give me the right address? Next month
I am in England, maybe I can go,
Thanks and come back, I'm delighted.
A hug
° ° SUSY

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely day with the grandchildren!
Cooking is always a winning activity!
Looking back i remember both my grandmothers with enormous affection.
And now we have Henry who we will see on Saturday.

theresa said...

Your grandkids are adorable.. I have 2 granddaughters and they are the light of my life! And would love to that store- looks like they've got lots of cool stuff!


Grandma is very nice to teach Oliver how to bake chocolate and caramel chip cookies :-)

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What a precious time it is to have grandchildren to stay. Oliver and Rebekah obviously enjoyed their day with you too.

Barbara, I was fascinated with the pictures of the Vintage Emporium.... how I’d love a visit there and spend time rummaging through all that interesting clutter. Love the way the old church pews have been used in the tea room. Wonderful pictures.

Have a blessed weekend - Marion

Bernideen said...

what fun with Oliver and what fun at the Emporium! Cute Rebekah.