Honest no Stepford Wife stuff - just the truth - this has been the most perfect weekend. The sun has shone, the family have all got on (no arguments) and I've be lucky to spend time doing things I like (selling, making and meeting new friends);
I shall do the weekend in reverse as I know lots will want to know about today & the meet up in Southwold.
Its was great - there were 5 of us (Me, Dawn, Viv, Tracey and Shirl (plus Shirl's husband, daughter & dog). We met as planned near the Pier - Viv was first, followed by Dawn & I, then Tracey and Shirl. A quick lot of introductions and then we headed over to the Boating Lake Cafe - no boats today but plenty of ducks and their babies.
This is a lovely little place - quite hidden and even people who have been to Southwold lots aren't always aware that it exists. I only did to start with because it gets mentioned in Coast magazine on a couple of occasions. It is a bloggers/shabby chic lovers dream - bunting, vintage china and lots of wicker chairs with cushions :)
I only had a cuppa but Tracey had a cream tea - it looked gorgeous - very pretty - watch out for a picture of that on her blog ;)
The sun continued to shine and we carried on chatty about our lives, families, crafting and blogging. A good mention was made of the Glastonbury festival and whether the cameraman filming the Scissor Sisters set last night was going to recover from his trauma ;)
Oh of course - you're all waiting for the group photo aren't you? Of course one was taken - here goes;
left to right - Viv, me, Dawn, Tracey & Shirl
Just before we said our goodbyes, Tracey handed out little tissue wrapped parcels - we were all to keen to open them (so no before photos) - inside were the most gorgeous crocheted dollies - I've seen these on her blog and have been impressed - crochet is still not liking me & I've currently given up trying to learn!! Thank you Tracey very much :)
Thanks girls for a great afternoon - there shall definitely be another meetup - Snape Maltings in the Autumn seemed a popular suggestion. More tea, cakes and nattering :) More details when they are decided - all welcome of course.
Right, re-wind just over 24 hours and we get to Saturday morning and the school fete at Little Son's school. I'd booked a table to share with a couple of sisters. Wasn't sure what to expect but decided for the price it was worth a punt. It was definitely worth it - I sold quite a few items and most brilliantly of all came away with orders for more campervan cushions :)
As they had a few spare tables we got 2 for the price of 1 - good job we'd got a spare cloth in the bag;
Best I go and start on those orders - should get a good hours sewing in whilst the menfolk celebrate the return of Messrs Clarkson, Hammond & May.
I shall celebrate the end of a good weekend with one or two of these;
xxxx Vicki xxxx