Oh I do like to stroll along the prom, prom, prom, where the brass band plays tiddly om pom pom (later on).
Good afternoon :)
Not quite sure what happened to the promised ice-cream weather weekend. Its been ok but at times its been overcast & quite chilly, especially on Saturday.
It started with such great promise - blue skies & sunshine. After a slow start, a picnic was prepared, shorts dragged out & spades packed. We headed up to Southwold for a picnic, play on the beach & the promise of a walk & ice-cream to end the day. We got there late morning and noticed it had started to cloud up - nevermind we're British we can cope with a little cloud. The boys amused themselves digging holes in the sand & hunting out lucky stones. Us parents were happy with our newspaper & magazine.
Amazing what fun you can have just burying each other feet;
Even better when we did that to big son - was so nice to be taller than him again!!
Eventually the sky got very grey & it turned cold - hence me wearing big sons hoodie!! We trooped back to the car with the intention of perhaps have a wander around the town - it didn't happen the heavens opened so instead we headed home again :(
Little son decided that he'd like to bake so under my supervision, he made a banana loaf - he opted to add a couple of handfuls of raisins to make the recipe his own;
(reality picture with laundry in the background ;) )
We'd settled down to watch some trashing TV - a Superman movie when the phone rang. It was my little brother who is in Suffolk this weekend - he wanted to come over. The boys were thrilled to see him - we've not seen him much this year. Big son was very happy - he's finally taller than his Uncle. I just wish I'd taken a photo as big son & my brother are very similar to look at and even sound the same.
Today three-quarters of us have been in Aldeburgh. Big son opting as usual for a quiet house to himself! MrVV's band were playing for the Mayors Parade.
Outside the Moat Hall
The band play to lead the parade to the Church and once that is inside they head off for coffee in one of the many cafes in town. Little son went with MrVV and I had an hour or so to browse the shops in peace. And that's all I did - just browse - didn't buy anything amazingly.
At the end of the time the band go back to the Church to lead the parade back down the hill & back to the Moat Hall. Where the Mayors gives a small speech, the parade dismisses, the Mayoral party head for drinks in the Moat Hall & the band head over the road to the Mill Inn ;)
This afternoon has been spent on domestic chores & preparing a roast for dinner tonight.
BTW is anyone else watching the 80's stuff on BBC2? Am looking forward to the Boy George drama later. The boys can't quite understand my fondness for this period in time - however as I pointed out the 80's were a major part of my life - I started them as a little girl moving up to middle school and ended them as a married woman who was buying her first home! Plus lots of exciting stuff in the middle bit.
I wonder which Dorothy will be off tonight too? Not sure now who we want to win - probably Danielle.
Oh nearly forgot - Amanda @ Amanda Makes is having the most gorgeous giveaway - not sure I really want to tell you all as I really would love to win this one ;)
xxxx Vicki xxxx