Pictures and posts featuring my step-daughter Lanie.

Lanie Meets Some Scottish Donkeys – Lanie never bothered to ask Uncle Keith why he’d brought carrots on a hike. 7 pictures

Balcary Bay Hike – Vacation Day 17 – A hike at Balcary Bay and the Solway Firth Coast. 10 pictures

An evening visit to Caerlaverock Castle – Vacation Day 16 – Scotland, and some time with my uncle. One-minute read, 7 pictures

Grasmere in the Lake District – Vacation Day 16 – Having taken our leave of Penny we headed North. By fitting in a couple of days in Wales we’d lost some time we’d planned to spend in the Lake District / Scotland. 7 pictures

Vacation Day 13 – We went to the Nelson Head for dinner The beer and the food were very good. The beer was so good I had to try another pint. Sepia seemed to be a very appropriate treatment for this picture with all the old guns and such adorning the ceilings and walls behind …

My first ‘real’ pint in three years Read More »

It was too windy to try sailing with an inexperienced crew, so we went to the beach instead. 9 pictures

Watching The Weather – Vacation Day 12 – Tied up for the night. 2 pictures

Vacation Day 12 – We hired a sailboat in the vain hope of getting in some sailing. +3

Here we have a picture of Lanie taken during a stop for tea at Bury St Edmunds. There’s really not a lot else I can say…

Lanie’s First Knickerbocker Glory – Vacation Day 10 – Lunch & Tea

My son’s friend joined us for lunch. We’ve not seen him since August 2009, when they popped into Springfield on a surprise second visit during their 3 month tour of the US. 2 pictures

A Short Stay in London – Vacation Day 7. Our plan was to visit the National Gallery, Tate Modern and the Tower of London. 13 pictures

Vacation Day 6 – Portsmouth Historic Dockyard We caught the train to Portsmouth Harbour and after a minor mix-up managed to meet up with Robert to visit the dockyard. We crammed far too much in, what with HMS Warrior, HMS Victory and the Mary Rose. The day started with an attack of cuteness on HMS …

Lanie on HMS Warrior Read More »

Vacation Day 5 – D-Day Celebrations and an Evening Meal – Gail organized a trip to the common to take part in some of the weekend’s D-Day celebrations. We enjoyed an afternoon of forties music, British food, sunshine and people watching. +7

Vacation Days 1 & 2 – Springfield to Havant Our trans-Atlantic transport at Dallas Forth Worth Airport. Rebbie gave us a lift to Springfield regional airport, and this time I managed to board the plane without breaking my camera. I did (as usual) have trouble getting through security. It seems they don’t get many DSLRs. …

First leg complete, now to hop across ‘the pond’ Read More »

Lanie’s High School Orchestra Concert. 4 pictures

The Grandparents visited today and Lanie and Jim put on an impromptu concert.

Lanie and Getzger asleep on our bed.

Lanie fell asleep on our bed while cuddling Tubby – It seems a certain young lady is rather tired.

It’s Lanie’s Birthday – Today we celebrated Lanie’s birthday, and told her we are taking her with us to England. 6 pictures

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