Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Thankful for so much - currently not in Cyprus

When we learned that our first grandchild was expected towards the end of May, I leapt at the thought of spending a few weeks out of Cyprus during the summer. And as it turns out, I'm particularly glad to have been in the UK for the past week because Cyprus had a heatwave so extreme that there were health warnings.

Meanwhile we've been in Carlisle for the past eleven days, getting to know David Emmanuel who is now three weeks and two days old, and getting very alert and interested in both faces and his surroundings. I am loving being a grandma.

So without further ado, here are a few photos of the past week or so.

Our first meeting, when I was still rather tired from our flights:

Reading to him, a couple of days later:

He thought 'The Gruffalo' was a bit scary, though, so we bought him some more appropriate books for his age:

We took the family to register his birth last week:

The Carlisle birth registry place is lovely, although the foyer is rather spookily filled with a large number of somewhat surreal models:

On Saturday we went for a walk in the nearby countryside:

With some sunshine, some cloud, and temperatures about 18-20C, even the weather (from my perspective) is perfect.

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