My Lovely Friends

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Chillingham Castle...........

Good morning my lovelies how are you all? I've not got a card for you today but I thought I would share some piccy's with you. A few days ago we went out for the day to Chillingham Castle in Northumberland UK, we are really lucky up here as we do have quite a few beautiful castles.
Click on piccies to enlarge.

This is the front of the castle in the pic is Ben with his arms around Megan & me....I had been twirling Craig's walking stick around & dropped it.........oops lol... Yes I'm silly even outdoors lol.

A better pic of the front, this is the baby of the family, my youngest JakeBob aka Jake.....we tend to call him JakeBob a lot as when he was younger he loved SpongeBob so he became JakeBob lol...... 

Yep thats me asking for directions.......very ignorant tho, he just ignored rude!!!
I kinda giggled when I saw this pic as my pony tail looks like the horses tail he hee.....

Yes we found the torture room!! This is Ben, my eldest next to the stretching rack.....this is not a nice room you can just see the edge of a chair next to Ben.....well you dont want to park your bum on that as it is a seat of nails......not nice!!!

This is the dining room...... Megan has nice bump now.....we find out the sex next week....will bubs be an Arjay or a Payton-lea (pronounced Lee).

These horses are dangerous dont be fooled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In that little door way there was a dolls house & a few prams & Well I had been in to have a lookskie & on my way out the boys were telling me about the large picture frame around the doorway so I turned to look. However when I turned back I hadnt realised I had stepped back so when I turned around I smashed my head hard into the horses head............OUCH!!!! It was so funny tho Megan nearly wet herself......actually so did I lol.

LOL only in his dreams lol.........yes I'm afraid we are all silly, nearly all the time as well, we are always laughing but its better to laugh than to cry......

This is the view from the roof onto part of the garden.

All of us sitting by the water feature thingy in part of the garden. Craig is taking the piccy, Natalie was at respite that day......we cant go looking at castles as they were not built back then wheelchair friendly.

Craig saw these outside so had to try them for size lol.........the dafty tho hit his head first with the antler & actually cut his head, it bled a canny bit!!

Yes I got the camera bag while Craig got the camera lol...........psst come come closer I have a secret to share........are you ready???
DO NOT go to this castle in high heeled knee high boots.....its not built with them in mind my blooming feet were killing at this point & we hadnt walked all round the gardens yet lol. Still managed to smile tho lol.

My boys & Megan at the back of the castle.........hard believe Jake is only 15, he is the tallest of all of us. Think he was maybe put on the stretching rack when he was younger lol.

My baby on the cannon....not sure if he's sitting on it or waiting to be fired from it lol.

Well if you are still after ALLLLLL these piccies then get yourself a cuppa & some choccy bickies cus you deserve them lol. We had a good day & we had a laugh altho it should come with health warning lol.
List of warnings........
Watch out for the horses.......or watch your head lol.
Watch out for putting on antlers.
Watch out for low door ways when coming from dungeon......I forgot & hit my head......AGAIN.
Watch out for low hedges outside.....yes I fell in one........pmsl........we certainly had a laugh or 2 lol.
We had a McDonalds on the way home tho cus we were starving by the time we got around this place..........its MAHOOSIVE!!!

Thanks for popping by & soz for the long post lol.
Squishy hugs xoxoxoxo


Loopylou. said...

oh wow vicky, it looks like you had so much fun and craig got a bit horny!!!!! pmsl!!!!!! superb piccies hun, mo would love the castle, he loves goign to warwick castle, our little castle in lincoln is nice but a bit pants compared to the biggies!! huge hugs Lou xxx

Debs M said...

great pics x

Chrissy said...

What a neat place, and you all look like you are having a wonderful time, plenty of laughter there and wacky poses...hmm...What a magnificent place.Great pics, thanks for sharing Vicky.


Heidi said...

Hallo Vicky, CHillingham has just hit the top of my list of castles yet to visit, one of my fave pasttimes. if you are ever out cumbria way visit muncaster its real cool too and they have birdie shows (falconry really) but you know what I mean. dunrobin is not bad but is up aways on the north north east of scotland. You all have a fantastic time when you go out, it looks like magical fun. hugs heidi x

KarinsArtScrap said...

well vicky your pictures are looking great and the castle is looking beautiful specially the garden.
and the horses they look scary hahahaa.
at seems you have a wonderful time.

greetings karin

Teri said...

Looks like you had a fabby time hun! I love castles, we have just a few up here too!! Something to do with keeping the English out. . .hmmm. . .LOL
Hope all is well with you and yours!
Teri xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Oh you look like you had a great time & I applaud your attitude hon! Laugh & enjoy is better than being miserable. Lovely to see you all having fun! xx

Unknown said...

Absolutly stunning & lovely pics of your trip & your lovely family!!! Thanks for the laughs & sharing these pics! megan sure looks pretty with her baby bump!!! Hugs & Sunshine

Mary J said...

Looks like you all had a fabby day! thx for sharing Vicky!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Looks like you had a great day out. Love all the pics.
Diane :-) xx

Laney said...

Hi Vicky
a great place!! we visited a couple of year back when it had been featured on telly think you can stay overnight too, you'de have to be brave though coz its haunted LOL!!I totally agree with you we have some wonderful castles and scenery up here in the North East
Glad you all enjoyed your day and the weather looked ok on your pics

Trina said...

Glad you all had such a good time!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love the piccies thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a whale of a time. I am so glad because you deserve it hunni. Nice to see an up to date piccy of you.


Mandy said...

Hi Vicky,
I'm so sorry for my lack of comment's recently,I have been popping in and checking out your gorgeous cards,but we have been away, back home and we are away on holiday now,but it's raining and so I've put my foot down got the old lappy out and I'm having a good old blog hop with a cuppa....Looks like you all had a fabulous day lucky you living close by...Hope your feeling great and the family too now....
Mandy x

heidy said...

Oh it looks like you all had a lot of fun hun
Great pictures,and still smiling with those high heels,your a brave woman lol
XXX Heidy

xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous pics Vicky and it looks like everyone had a fabulous time :)

What a great name for a castle too!



misteejay said...

What a fabulous day out - you all looked like you were having such fun.

Toni xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
fab piccies, looks like you all had a great day, sue,x

Sandra H said...

Wow looks like you all had a fabulous time and your right you are lucky having those places on your door step nice to think you don't have to go far to enjoy yourselves with places like this:) Sandra H

Amy E said...

Oh what fun it looks like you guys had! I would LOVE to see a real castle one of these days! No castles in the U.S.

Amy E.

Elaine said...

Fabulous photos Vicky, and it looks like you all had a wonderful family day out! Are you banned from going back?? Head butting the horses, the door frames, destroying hedges??
Gosh, you had me laughing at your exploits!!

Love Elaine xxx

Mina said...

looks like you all had a brill time, even the painful bits sound like a laugh lol...and you!!! daft mare imagine wearing those to walk around a castle...vanity thy name is high heeled boots lol
Mina xxx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

whatta awesome day!!!

June Nelson said...

Hi Vicky just foun dyour blog,im pleased you all had a nice day. I love your cards, amazing!!! wjere abouts do you like, s im in northumberland too. Take care and have lovely day huggies June xxxxx

angelwhispers said...

Loving the photos Vicky looks like a fab time was had by all and its about time after all the crap you've been through over the last months!!! Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx