I began the day by adding last night’s photographs of Great Aunt Louisa, First Cousins once removed, Jessica and Imogen, meeting Ellie to that day’s post:
At mid-morning Louisa, Jessica, and Imogen arrived back at our house.
They were quickly at home with their mobile phones, each playing Wordle.
Elizabeth, Danni, Ella, and Jack joined us for lunch, after which we all took a trip to Burley in separate cars where we split up to go our separate ways in the village, agreeing to meet up back in the car park after an hour.
First we visited the pannage pigs on the slopes above the Queen’s Head pub, where Louisa photographed
me with Jessica, Imogen and a pig;
then also with Danni and Ella.
The Mall is a little alley of shops leading from the Main Street to the car park. We encountered each other there.
Here, if you include Jessica and Imogen in the background, is everyone except Jackie, Flo, Dillon, and Ellie. Ella was certainly surprised to se me.
Jessica and Imogen had, like Ella, found the ice cream stall. As they studied a shop window they cast long shadows in the lowering sunlight, as did
Louisa outlined pushing Jack in his buggy.
Before finally departing, Ella displayed a bought Owl.
We returned to Old Post House for further conversation, games, and Ella to distribute her older toys to Ellie.
Elizabeth had cooked a flavoursome spaghetti Bolognese yesterday with which she fed us all at her house this evening with plentiful fresh salad and various beverages, including red wine for me.
Burley looks as perky as ever
Thanks a lot, Geoff
Lovely photos and a happy day with family and pannage pigs.
Thank you very much, Pat
What a beautiful family!
Thank you very much, Cindy
Aren’t those two girls pretty!
They certainly are, Marina. Thanks very much
You have a beautiful family, Derrick. I love the photo (even sideways) of you with Jessica and Imogen. I think everyone in your family must be tall. ?
Ella’s rain boots made me smile.
Thank you so much, Merril. Height does run in the family
You’re welcome. ?
Can sure understand the post title after seeing the photos! Wonderful gallery to share, Derrick. And Ella’s pointy toothed boots are quite something. Don’t know what, but they are quite something! ??
Many thanks, Maj
I love this, Derrick! Oh my, Ella is so tall. I love her boots! You have a beautiful family.
Thank you so much, Jill
That was truly a best-ever day! Through all ofo the other family goings-on, Ella has graduated from toddler to little girl
She has, indeed. Thank you very much, Janet
I am pleased to hear of toys being passed on.
Thanks a lot, Tootlepedal. I am pleased, too
The pictures attest to what a best-day-ever it was!
Thank you very much, Liz
You’re welcome, Derrick.
Lovely photos, Derrick! I am glad that we grew up without the phones and internet.
Yes. Thanks a lot, John
You’re welcome, sir!
Lovely day, lovely photos, adorable children. I especially like the black and white with shadows.
Thank you very much, Dolly. I’m pleased
You are very welcome, Derrick.
Lovely captures of the day. Those girls are beautiful ?
They are, inside and out. Thank you very much, Val.
So many delightful photos in one post! The abundance of smiles is especially nice, but who wouldn’t smile with ice cream and pigs in the neighborhood — along with the presence of loved ones.
Thank you so much, Linda
Beautiful family photos! I loved the smiles. The photo, “Louisa outlined…” is fantastic!
Thank you very much, JoAnna
Lovely family! Those are the best days ever. ?
Thanks very much, AnneMarie
Beautiful, beautiful family! Such bright faces. I especially liked Ella with the owl.
Thank you so much, Laurie
Great new memories established. I feel all worn out now. I think I’ll go and have an ice-cream. 🙂
Thanks very much, Chrissy
Joy, love and such fun. Thank you for sharing these moments in such an uplifting post.
Thank you very much, Anne
That’s a lovely B/W backlit photograph, Derrick! Beautiful work!
Thanks very much, John
What a fabulous day you had with the family.
Love Ella’s “Best Day Ever” top! 🙂 What lovely photos of a lovely day with family! 🙂
How sweet of Ella to share her toys with Ellie! 🙂 The same happened in my family…many toys have been passed down through the generations. I recently passed on a toy that was my maternal grandmothers…I gave it to one of my grandchildren. 🙂
OH! A new owl companion for Ella! What a great choice! 🙂
The once little-babies are growing up so quickly!
Wonderful smiles! Beautiful family ?
A great day out.
I always liked owls and that stuffed one is quite cute.
I love Ella’s wellies!
Such beautiful photos, Derrick. I love the black and white photo and Ella’s boots are just too cute.
Yes, a day shared with family is definitely a “Best Day.” Looks like a good time was had by all. And spaghetti bolognaise… a good idea for tonight’s dinner!
Looks like a wonderful day.
Beautiful Derrick.. Loved the photos and narration x
I want her rain boots 🙂
Thanks a lot, Bridget
It is always a pleasure to see family gathered together, Derrick and Jackie. The photos are lovely.
Little Ella is getting taller!
She is indeed. Thanks very much, Lavinia
Beautiful family day out. You all look happy ?
Thank you so much, Charlotte
They are so beautiful.
Thank you very much, Eugi
You are welcome.
Sorry – Eunice
Looks like a fun day!
Thanks very much, Dwight. I hope you are both well recovered
Thank you as well. Yes we are doing much better and out and about again.
I loved the black and white too, and posing with the pig.
Great family photos.
I love Wordle too, and Quordle ?
A magical day, no doubt!
Thanks very much, Lindsey
You have a beautiful family, Derrick. Great pictures.
Thank you so much, Robbie
wonderful pictures including the pig who was more interested in something but at least stayed for all the shots!
Thanks very much, Catherine
A lovely family day. Some very beautiful pictures here.
Thank you very much, Susan
What a beautiful day!
Thanks very much, Ribana
What a vast relief!!! I think I’ve been able to follow. I had missed this post, and it was so good to see all the pictures. Everyone has grown a great deal!
Thank you so much, Lisa