Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jules gets by post-surgery

With a little help from the grabber...

Monday, April 20, 2015

The new arrival

So on Saturday morning Sofia and I went to the Mayhew Animal Home to pick up our new cat, who Sofia had chosen the Saturday before.

She is pure black and about a year old. Spent most of the weekend hiding behind the couch and the TV but is now much more confident - jumping onto the table even, while we were having dinner. 
Her previous name was Meer but Sofia has called her Emerald, on account of her striking green eyes. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A busy Easter in Barcelona

We had a brilliant time in Barcelona this Easter, hitting the aquarium, the zoo and the beach, as well as Parc Guell (where we didn't get to see the mosaic lizard, much to Sofia's disappointment). Many of the attractions we visited just by bowling in when we first came to Barcelona in (ahem) 1999 are now the sort of thing you buy a timed ticket for online in advance, or queue around the block. Or perhaps that was just because it was Easter. 

Anyway, this holiday marked Will's transformation into a brave food warrior, which we are all very pleased about. He tried pimentos de padron and chorizo and salt and pepper baby squid, just to name a few of the delicacies on offer.

Lots more photos on flickr.  

Friday, February 13, 2015

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fabulous wedding ... very little sleep for the under-8s


So here are Fia and Will in their glad rags all ready for the wedding on Saturday. By a stroke of pure luck, they matched the bride perfectly and snatched a last-minute role in the wedding ceremony, as flower scatterers.


From Sofia's point of view, this was a dream come true. Here she is with her flower basket.

Then there was the actual scattering, some of which involved sprinting to keep in front of the bride and groom!



And here are 3 generations of Heath men. 


And finally all of us enjoying the company and the brilliant Irish sunshine.