Sunday, 10 February 2008

Sunday Outings

Spring has arrived here! Wall to wall sunshine for the last two days and more forecast. The daffodils are flowering - below, the daffodils at Joseph's school. (Do all little boys look this untidy?)


All this spring weather makes us want to get outdoors and catch a few rays. Marie decided to go out in her car and socialise. By herself. She continues to build on her recent progress. The rest of us decided to go for an energetic walk for a few hours up the hills near my home. Quite a lot of the family were here today - three of my grown-up daughters, one future son-in-law and three grandchildren. Below are my big girls (left to right, Colleen, Collette & Carla) - never separated from their mobile phones!


Once we had got down from the hills, I took the children to the beach while the others had a pre-dinner rest. As the sun began to set, we had a very picturesque skyscape to admire. Below Joseph, Orla and grandson Reece are enjoying running around on the beach.


It was a smashing day. We are so fortunate to have such a variety of beautiful landscapes surrounding us. As usual I was wishing that Marie could have been with us. But then, if she continues to progress, that might be happening in the not-too-distant future...

11 comments:

SarahC♥ said...

Good to hear that Marie is going out on her own socialising, next step WILL be those family trips :)
You are so lucky to have all that on your doorstep. I wish i lived somewhere like that.

Sarah♥

anxiousbookworm said...

I cannot wait for spring. Maybe then I will get out more as well.

BlyJette said...

Beautiful pictures!! And my little guy look untidy, almost all the time, so yes, lol. :-) Thanks for the note.

Gary said...

Nice pictures Robert, you live in a nice area, also good to here that your wife is progressing well.

Robert said...

Hi Sarah -

Yes, it's a good sign that Marie wants to go out again - it's been a while. Btw, she's not the person you see on nmp. She's the person she WANTS to be there.

I used to be a city dweller, but no more! When I'm feeling down, a walk along the beach always makes me feel better.

Robert said...

Hi Charla -

Most of the bloggers in the blogs I read are waiting for spring too. I think it makes everyone feel better.

Robert said...

Hi blyjette -

Thanks for dropping by. Perhaps we'll get to see a picture of your little lad one day?

Robert said...

Hi Gary-

I hope that Marie continues to improve. We all have to keep thinking positive, don't we?

Coffeecup said...

I want to live where you do!!!!!! It's breath takingly beautiful. Can't believe the daffs are out already. This weather is bonkers, but isn't it wonderful!? Happy to learn you're all enjoying it and Marie is sauntering off out on her own to be with friends. I'm sorry she's not yet on that beach with you, but it's merely a matter of time. The difference in confidence is quite remarkable. Who knows what will be by summertime and truly this might be a very good year indeed! Love to all x x

Maximum said...

Love the photos. My son was every bit as untidy at that age - but who cares - look at the ear to ear smiles on both of their faces!

agoraphobic annie said...

Sounds like a great time. I always look forward to hearing the latest from you and Marie. You are such an amazing family!