Monday, 1 September 2014

Love at first sight.

There is something about meeting a new granddaughter for the very first time.
Marley Wynn is nearly two years old, her first visit to Soggibottom Cottage where she made a bee line straight to my very own childhood panda bear.
With all the teddy bears that lay around especially for her in the cottage that day, it was either saying something about my bear making that she ignored all the other bears or maybe like me she fell in love with Tubs at first sight.

It's been a beautiful Summer with a flurry of visitors. The long awaited visit of our new granddaughter and new daughter in law arrived. 

The shame is, long awaited visits never seem to last as long as you would wish. Four days flew by so quickly before Marley Wynn, her mum and dad were off again to explore Europe before flying back to Cambodia.

 We had a day of grace before our grandson Jake arrived at the cottage.

Soon followed by our daughter Karina.

There were boat rides and beach days.

A full fun Summer of places to see and photo's to take.

Kites to fly. 

A new bear to make. Here she is sitting in our cottage garden. It's been a busy Summer, but one that's been memorable.

Many thanks to Christine Sterling and her beloved beautiful horse Baron for sending the new and updated photo's of Christine's Soggibottom Bear.

I'm pleased the bear took her hat when she left Soggibottom cottage. I'm more than pleased she arrived safely in Arizona. You can find Christine and her dogs, Monty and Harlow just HERE

Our very own Miss Mutt, Freya Rose Blossom has been making herself busy over the Summer, unlike me she has been a constant blogger over the Summer months.
You can find Freya over at  CAT FLAP CAVALIER.

We have again settled back into our own world of long beach visits, Freya Rose Blossom walks and spoiling Frankie de tabby. 

I have been severely reprimanded for not blogging during the Summer on Soggibottom. Now hopefully things are back to normal. 


WendyCarole said...

It's been a good summer for you all :)

Unknown said...

Glad you had a wonderful Summer and we hope Autumn is a good one too. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Marg said...

Great pictures and so glad you had such a good summer with all the grand children and children visiting. You know me, I loved the pictures of the donkeys and that horse is gorgeous. Happy Monday to you.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Time spent with family is just magical! Glad the sun shone for you all. xx

Sue said...

What lovely memories you made during the summer.

Loving the bear that made it to Arizona.

Hope you have a good week.

How Sam Sees It said...

We are thoroughly enjoying our bear!

You summer was fantastic.

Monty and Harlow

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

If you can't have quantity of time, we hope the time you had was high quality!

The Gang at LLB said...

It is amazing how fast the summer flew by. Looks like you havd some pawesome visitors!
Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

Molly the Airedale said...

Christine's bear is just adorable! We can see that you are having a wonderful summer!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We think you have very good reason for not blogginh - nothing cn take the place of time with family. Your little granddaughter is precious. Hope you can see her again before too long.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Allie said...

Well how could you be blogging with all that going on!!!! OH so pleased you got to see Marley Wynn....and your daughter-in-law - they make a lovely family!!! Karina is looking beautiful, and Jake has gotten so big! So handsome! Oh Midge I miss you so!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The little bear that flew to Arizona looks so happy to be on the horsey!
Marley Wynn, sure is a pretty little girl! And of course she loves your special little panda bear- and all the others too!
Were glad you all had a good time!

Joanna said...

You had a beautiful summer with your lovely family and loveable pets. Love those horse riding bears; too funny.

WoolenSails said...

I am so glad you got to see your new grand daughter, what a beautiful family. Love seeing Karina smiling and nice that she and Jake could visit too. Things are always more fun with the kids.


stellaroselong said...

I think you must live in the most magical place. Lovely family.
stella rose

Murphy said...

What a wonderful time you had!!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley
Mayorz For All Paws
"Use Your Noodle & Vote For A Doodle!"

Chatty Crone said...

I love all your photos of family there and it looked like you had fun and were extremely busy girl. Nice.

Have a question do you know you have word verification on both blogs? I have a hard time reading it.

You have a beautiful family.

Julie said...

A fun filled exciting summer, sounds great to me.
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Beautiful family and lovely times spent with them. Thanks for sharing your summer with us!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Looks like you had a wonderful visit! Fun summer days are the best.

Sue said...

What a handsome family! Glad you got some time with them. I absolutely love the little bear. I have a thing about hats. I wear them myself and love them on my bears, bunnies and dolls. She's beautiful.