Most importantly I finished my Union Jack cushion :)
I might have been near the fabric shop again too - couldn't resist this - a mix of 2 of my favourite things - polka dots and strawberries.
Saturday was glorious here in Suffolk - blue skies and warm sunshine. The whole VV family decamped into the garden where tasks were allocated - MrVV digging the veggie patch, big son pruning & little son & I weeding a big border along the bottom of the garden. After several hours of hard graft you could see where we'd all been - though a few more weekends are required to bring the garden upto a reasonable standard - we seem to go for all or nothing gardening in this household.
With seeds to start off indoors it was time to make some little pots from strips of newspaper. Little son loves doing this task so I set him the job of producing about 50!!
Sometime later when he'd got a reasonable amount made, it was time to get them filled and seeds planted - so far we've started tomatoes, squashes, courgettes, french beans and some prettiness too - sweet peas;
Hopefully in a week or so the first little hints of green will poke through and we can start on another batch of babies. Have also got several things that are waiting to be planted directly outside. Already thinking of summer dinners which are picked directly from the garden :)
The parcel I mentioned? A pressie from a friend for little son - a sock monkey which has joined his menagerie of cuddlies;
More sewing/making - this time pressie for a sister who has a birthday in a couple of weeks -
and some covered button earrings;
Big son has been on another scouting special - an off-road cycling day in the forest. Here he is ready for the off ;
He arrived back late afternoon having had a brilliant day - one minor leg gash & a trashed back tyre!! Fortunately as he's tall he was able to borrow a bike from one of the leaders so he could continue with the rest of activities.
Whilst he was out, the rest of us headed up to Southwold for chips, ice-cream and a walk. Little son was keen to visit the Pier to see if the silly photo booth was repaired - it was and here's the result (should have set the height to tall as most of MrVV is missing!!);
Off now to enjoy a glass of home-brewed cider and watch Over the Rainbow - hoping my favourites are not voted off this week.
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xxxx Vicki xxxx