Monday, 16 July 2012

Halifax Tour Part 2
Yesterday the weather was beautiful and we went to Public Gardens.  This is a very old originally Victorian Era garden, read more about this on their website:

Here we are on a bench in the Gardens.

These geese are permanent residences of the Gardens.  There are lots of ducks, pigeons and seagulls but no swans anymore.  The geese are in the enclosure where the swans used to live.

We got to enjoy some wonderful vanilla ice cream that is handmade and is sold right in the Gardens (there is also great fair trade coffee and other good things to eat for sale too if you don't want ice cream).

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Welcome Amaya.  Yesterday Amaya arrived at our house for an extended stay.  She came from Japan and is very jet lagged because of the 12 hour time difference between  here and Japan.

Here she is meeting us:)

Amaya opening the gifts we had to welcome her to our home.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Today was Rebecca's birthday so we celebrated by baking cupcakes and having a party:)

Here we are mixing up the batter for the cupcakes.

Putting the liners in the pan.

 The batter is finally in the pan and it's ready for the oven.

Tinting the frosting while the cupcakes cool.

Here we are at the party.

Enjoying cupcakes and lemonade. 

Presents for the birthday girl.
Opening her from present from us:)
She really liked it.
Another gift.
hair elastiucs what an excellent present
one last present.
We really enjoyed the party, here are all her presents together.