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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

An Important Day In A Little Chap's Life....

Hi there everyone.  Can you believe that summer has FINALLY arrived in my little corner of the world.  I have spent all day sitting on the beach with a friend, and it was absolutely spiffing! I thought my American friends might appreciate that word because, of course, we use it all the time here in England.  Not to mention "tally ho" and "toodle pip old bean!!"

Anyway, enough of this nonsense, here is a photo of the beach that I took on my mobile phone today.  Please note the blue sky - not a cloud to be seen, and we haven't had many days like that here in Devon this year!

You might be wondering about the title of my post today.  Well, my gorgeous little grandson Elijah (Eli) Toots started at the local Primary School today!  Bless him!  This week he will be there from 9 - 12 noon, then 9 - 1.30 p.m. next week (when he will have lunch) and the following week it will be full time from 9 - 3.15 p.m.  Apparently, he got on really well today.  Let's hope he's ready to go again in the morning. LOL!  I don't know whether his mummy took another photo of him today, but here is a photo taken about six weeks ago, when he was trying his school uniform on.  He has had his hair trimmed since then (but not too much!) all ready for the big day.


Isn't it funny how they stand so straight when they are having that first photo taken.  I know that I have a photo taken on my first day at school, and I am standing just like a little soldier on parade!! I must see if I can find that photo for you.

I did mention in my last post about the photos of Monet's Garden, but I think I will save them and do a Sunday Snaps feature this weekend.  

My number one granddaughter is very happy this week because, after FOUR years, she finally had her brace removed on Monday.  Doesn't she look gorgeous (facebook friends please look away NOW!!). I honestly can't believe what a difference it has made.  I can see that I shall have to be fighting off the waiters when we go to Gran Canaria at the end of October!


Well peeps, I think that's enough excitement for one day.  I hope you are all keeping well and I will see you again at the weekend.  Hugs!


































17 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Diane, yes we had a fab day here too :-) :-) How cute is your little grandson in his uniform .. I have 3 at school already , just the youngest to start next year .. and how gorgeous is you grandaughter .. envy ( she is so tall ) I only would like a few more inches please ha ha

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme! What a milestone in young Eli's life - off to school. A handsome lad he is. I know you're thankful that his latest trip to the barber didn't result in an extreme haircut. I used to stand at attention the very same way when my father took my picture. Eleanor will surely turn heads and stop traffic with that dazzling smile. She always has been an attractive, nicely groomed and dressed young lady but now she looks like a movie star! I can't believe that cobalt blue sky over Devon! Tell me, dear friend. Did the local gentry flee in terror when the sun came out (not knowing what it was?) I look forward to your Sunday Snaps feature this weekend. Until then, dear Thisisme, take care and enjoy your September summer! Bless!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A spiffing post my dear, jolly fabulous that you are at last getting some warmth and sunshine. Toodle pip see you on FB. :)

becca said...

look at him such a little man wow can't believe he is starting school

Claudia Moser said...

So let me concentrate now:
1. love the new header, great shot
2. the beach looks wonderful and the sky, oh the sky!
3. Eli is a sweetheart, he has grown so much! Wow!
4. your granddaughter is simply beautiful, no more words needed!
Ok, I hope I did not forget anything important :) well yes! Enjoy your evening my dear!

Shelly said...

She is model beautiful, just like her sweet grandma! You will have to fight them off for yourself, too, my friend!

And little Eli is just as handsome as they come. I do hope he has a good time and enjoys it.

Denise said...

Hello Diane,So nice stopping by to see what's up with you.I love to hear your stories, Esp.anything to do with England and of course your sweet family.One of My little grandsons started Pre-School this week.I have a pic. of him too on the first day.That age is so cute.Yes!Oh My! Your granddaughter is so lovely.Take care-Denise

Retired English Teacher said...

I learned a new word today! Spiffing. I love it. I should say, I learnt a new word today. I've been reading a couple of books written by Brits lately, and I'm seeing the British spellings and usages in these books. ;)

Mostly, I'm happy that you are having a spiffing day in the sunshine!

I love that photo of Eli! He is such a cute little man.

Your grands are all as gorgeous as you are my dear.

NITA said...

Yes, nice to see the sun and it seems it may be set to last through Sept and maybe Oct.

Lovely photos of family and scenery

Chatty Crone said...

Happy School year - he is so cute - all your blonde grandchildren are so pretty! I hope he has a great school year. Your granddaughter is beautiful.

I was shocked to hear you say summer arrived. . .

Sandie

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

That sure was a grand day with that lovely blue sky!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yes we all do stand nice and straight for that first photo in our school clothes, well I did and so did my girls.....lol

Little Leo starts school in January were has the time gone.....lol

Love the photo of the beach and yes such a beautiful clear sky....

Sush said...

Awww those grands are just melt in your heart delightfully precious! Can't believe little Eli is going to be starting full days. Waa Waa...slow it down, Eli! And Eleanor...I think you are going to be fighting the fella's off on your holiday GrandMere!

Love the beach...you know it's my fav!
Hugs~

romance-of-roses said...

Hello dear friend, Adorable grandson and a beautiful granddaughter. You with summer and us ending with it, but it's still warm here 88deg. today. Yes, was a very sad thing when daughter lost her hubby but she is coming around and facing the future with a smile but a heavy heart and her two grown kids. Perhaps some day they will marry and give her grandchildren, that will certainly change her life.
Hugs...Lu

Empty Nester said...

I'm so glad Eli had a good first day at school! He's such a cutie. And wow! Look at that smile! You'd best get a big stick out to run those boys off...cause they're going to be coming around!

Empty Nester said...

I meant to tell you how I used to stand in the kitchen whenever a boy came by for one of the lovelies---I would stand at the counter with my biggest knife and the cutting board and I would smile ever so sweetly, wave hello to them with the knife and then SLAM the knife down on the cutting board. They got the hint. LOL

orchid said...

Dearest Diane,
Oh, what a lovely post and I really AM so sorry for my absence a little while!
My young cousin's daughter started to go to elementary school this spring. it sure is amazing to see kids grow so fast. You angel Eli looks a wonderful boy now♡♡♡
Here's to happy mother and grandmother(*^_^*)
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*