Holiday in Czech Republic

We have just returned from our holiday in the Czech Republic, staying with Jana’s family.

We had lovely (mostly very hot!) weather. The kids had a great time playing in and around the house, with their cousins.

We visited Jana’s gran in her lovely cottage in Pstruží.

We also explored the woodland around Sanatoria Klimkovice, which had lots of things for the kids to play on.

For Ben, one of the highlights of the trip was having his first ever ice-cream (he’s turned his nose up in the past).


For Ellie, the highlight was definitely the two kittens that appeared in the garden one day and never left. We never did find out where they came from.

We also managed the rare feat of getting a picture of all four of the kids in one frame (well, just about).

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Garden Enhancements

Our back garden is in a right state. We haven’t had the time to give it much love and care since we moved into the house three years ago. Still, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

A couple of recent enhancements though.

First, we have upgraded from a “hole in the fence” to a gate as the entrance for the garden.

Garden Gate

Secondly, I’ve added a couple of annexes. 😉

Bird Box and Bee & Bug House

Forest Festival

Yesterday was the start of the Tweed Valley Forest Festival. In Peebles, there were a number of wood-workers on Tweed Green and some more in the Community Centre.

We had burgers for lunch, made by the lovely people from The Sunflower Restaurant.

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Ben was given an apple by a man who was advertising his apple tree business. Apparently there are about 2,000 varieties of apple in the UK. This one, a little confusingly, is an ‘orange’ variety.

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We also bought this whale from Kenneth of The Driftwood Studio, Traquair. I’ve been tasked with putting up a shelf for him to live on.

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