Monday, June 25, 2012

Olympic Torch Relay

Crowds starting to gather on our street

Sponsors' buses went by first to get the crowd going with loud music & megaphones
and fancy screens

The next torch bearer got off of this bus and stood by our driveway, waiting for the flame handover

Torchbearer Sue Marley--you can read her story here

The kiss point!
It was so great to have the Olympic Torch relay go right by our home!  We were excited when we heard it was coming to Headingley, and really surprised it was going down our street--but then when we ended up having a kiss point right on our driveway, it was unbelievable!
This morning the torch went downtown in Leeds, and I saw a guy on campus this afternoon with a torch, too.  So exciting!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cookie's hedgehog

I bought Cookie a little catnip-filled hedgehog at the pet store yesterday and she adores it!
After playing with it for awhile, she curled up with it and went to sleep--so cute!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


We finally got the coving up in the living room last weekend--it turned out great!

 Our Jubilee Party--watching it at the pub and drinking Pimms!

The office--we're working on the storage situation, but so far it's been a great place to work :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Jubilee Weekend

We've had great weather lately, and everything's in bloom now

Flowers in Otley's Wharfbank park

 On Saturday we went to York--it was all decked out in bunting for the Diamond Jubilee

 We celebrated our third anniversary on Monday--Richard surprised me with a riding trek in the Dales!

The countryside was gorgeous, and it was so fun to see it from a different perspective

 Amazing view from the farm
 St. Mary's Church in Kilnsey
 After the ride, we went for lunch in Skipton
Ice cream vendor on a boat
 This shop is taking the Jubilee very's hard to see, but I love that cake with the crown on top.
Our other big accomplishment over the long weekend: we've finished up the scary room!

So exciting to have an office/guest room now!