Summer Fun in Derbyshire!

We’ve been fortunate enough to have some lovely weather recently, good for the Olympics, great for the garden and even better if you like to venture out and about into the countryside!

Today I’m just sharing a few summer photos taken over the last few days.

First I’ll introduce you to this little chap (or chapette, I’m not sure how you tell the difference??). I first heard a few stones moving, instantly fearing some nefarious plot was afoot I ventured to find out the source. When I saw two green legs I was somewhat alarmed, although further investigation proved it was infact quite a sizeable frog. At this point my husband stepped in and scooped froggy up to show the kids. Froggy was then placed back in the garden where he (or she) spent a few minutes sitting by the dogs ball before leaping off to pastures new.

These next few photos were taken at Middleton Top, where the Spotty Crocodile watched over the children as they searched rocks for signs of fossils. We also encountered many bees, moths and bugs, who for the most part were happy to stay still while their portrait was taken.

The spotty crocodile also discovered an extreme fondness for long grass!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and managing to get out and about when the sunshine allows.


Meet the latest member of the Angel Eden family!

My posts may have been a little sporadic recently and for that I apologise, but I promise I do have an excuse. My time has been rather taken up by a new addition to our family affectionately nicknamed ‘The Spotty Crocodile!’

We have always wanted a dog to join our happy little band and finally the time seemed right. After much research and discussion about breeds we finally settled on a Dalmatian. We were lucky to find the perfect breeders and eagerly waited to hear that their bitch had given birth. We then had to wait a long 8 weeks before our spotty darling could come home.

Life has been busy as you might imagine, but he is such a wonderful addition to the family that it’s hard to imagine life before him. He’s already proving to be very intelligent, learning many new tricks (not all of them taught by us I might add, such as how to undo zips and open cupboards). He also has a fondness for tottering across thin walls (agility in the future methinks) lying upside down and stealing cushions when he thinks you’re not looking.

He is bound to feature in many posts from now on so it seemed only right to introduce him properly, I may even get a video of him up here at some point, he has me in hysterics on a regular basis with his antics.