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M’s visit [20150730|20:15]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Recently, [personal profile] emelbe came to visit us, bringing glorious weather with her. She spent six days with us, lounging in the garden, going for runs and generally being a very relaxed hoopy frood. (She’s definitely the sort of hitchhiker who really knows where her towel is.)

She also took some pictures, which I’m sharing here with permission and much glee.

Me and my little pork chop.

Keiki demonstrates one of his repertoire of goofy facial expressions.

And again.

Humuhumu drinks from a bowl as Keiki and I look on.

All gone!

Humuhumu drinks banana milkshake (made by Daddy) with a straw. Mmmm.

Humuhumu lost the ability to speak every time M entered the room. Instead, she brought her things. When we went to the pub for an evening meal, Humuhumu spent most of the time painstakingly assembling a collection of leaves for her, a subset of which is shown above.

“I am masterminding a plan. A plan that will get me alllll the yoghurt.” -- Keiki

We took M to a nearby Country Fair, because if you’re going to visit rural Worcestershire you might as well have a properly agricultural experience. With locally brewed cider. And a “guess the weight of the pregnant pig” contest.

Humuhumu rode in on Daddy’s shoulders.

She soon found, however, that the optimal way to travel was by pony.

Later, dudes.

The pony owner complimented on her balance, although her helmet-wearing was judged to be a bit rakish.

Keiki discovered the joys of spicy samosas. (It was a really spicy samosa - I was somewhat shocked at how much he liked it.)

Humuhumu discovered the joys of the bouncy castle. It took her a little while to warm up to it, as there were a lot of bigger children running rampant between the bouncy castle and the giant inflatable slide. But once she got comfortable, there was no stopping her.


Falling out the door.


And finally, because M was here during 4 July, which perhaps understandably is not quite as big a deal in Britain as it is in the United States, we had a Revolting Colonial Day barbecue. The bloke retaliated by inviting a bunch of Brits to come over and help celebrate. We may have been outnumbered, but I think we made up for it with attitude. :D

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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2015-07-30 20:23 (UTC)
Oh, the pony photos and the bouncy castle photos and the collection of leaves, even more adorable than normal!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-30 20:54 (UTC)
Hee. M was very good at capturing the glee!
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From: cmcmck
2015-07-31 07:55 (UTC)
Cheeky smile and lovely pics! :o)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-31 11:11 (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :D
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-07-31 11:52 (UTC)
Don't keep us in suspense! How much did the pregnant pig weigh??
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-31 19:56 (UTC)
We didn't stay long enough to find out - the contest ran through the end of the fair (Sunday). Also, we'd come up with a really good estimate (we thought) but it transpired that we were looking at the wrong pig. *shakes head* Still transplanted city folk, obvs. ;P
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-07-31 22:19 (UTC)

Pastoral BBC sitcom, here you come. ;)
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[User Picture]From: daphnep
2015-07-31 21:19 (UTC)
Can't decide which is cuter: chubby baby or that little sideways-cant to the pony rider. Too much cute!
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2015-08-01 03:36 (UTC)
How did she stay on the pony unassisted? With velcro?

I always prefer my samosas w an order of sideboob
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