Sunday, 27 June 2010

The Perfect Weekend


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

25 comments:

Tilly Rose said...

So glad you all had a lovely time.....very envious!
Perhaps I may get to your next one x x x

Karen x

Lisa said...

It's so nice meeting bloggy friends.
Well done on the sales and extra orders.
I've had a Pimms this p.m, just right for a sunny Sunday!
Lisa x

Mother0fPurl said...

How wonderful, glad you had such a lovely time x

Beach Bygones said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend.It was my daughters birthday and we had a family get together at the beach hut as well as friends staying so sadly didn't get up to Southwold. Really hope to meet up with you at the next one. I met Tracey at the fair I did yesterday which was lovely. Well done on your orders, glad it's all going well for you.

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Wow what a great weekend, your blogging get together sounds wonderful. Your stall looks great and fab to get some orders.
Enjoy your pimms.
Luv Sophie xxx

Pooh's Abode said...

Vicki - thanks for arranging the meet up . I had a great time
Viv
xxx

Serenata said...

It was a perfect weekend wasn't it?! So glad you had a lovely meet up.

Claire said...

Wow you had a fab day for it, we were at Rougham Air field and it was Baking hot!! Good job we had cider in the fridge :)

Lalabibaby said...

What a perfect weekend Vicki and well done on the sales at the fair ... I have come to the conclusion after yesterday that sales are important but so is meeting new people and spreading the word about what you do. Haven't got any Pimms but a good old G & T is going down a treat at the moment x

maryannlucy said...

What a great weekend, I wish I lived nearer ;-)

Annie said...

Sounds like a truly wonderful weekend, I bet it was great meeting up with your bloggy friends. Your Pimms looks very tempting, I might just have to go off and pour one myself.
Ann x

TheMadHouse said...

Perfect weekend indeed. I think I am all on my lonesome here in the NE!

Muddy Puddle Crafts said...

all sounds so perfect, glad the fair worked out, your stall looked lovely :)

Shirl said...

Thanks for arranging the meet-up Vicki, it was great to meet you and everyone else. My sun-drenched face has indeed turned into sunburn along with chest, shoulders and back. For someone who has cornish/italian blood, I sure am appalling at going brown in the sun lol! Look forward to the next meet ... :0)

Shirl x

婷珊 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。......................................................................

Josie-Mary said...

Looks like you all had a lovely time. :)

bad penny said...

How lovely - glad it was perfect for you

bellaboo said...

Glad you had such a wonderful day on your bloggers meet up!

Bellaboo :0)

melanie said...

Fab weekend. :) xxx

LaaLaa said...

It looks like you all had a great time! The doilies are lovely. xxx

Tracey said...

Thanks for organising the afternoon it was realy lovely to meet everyone.X

Alijane said...

You all look like you had a really great time.

Your stall looked great too.

Alisonx

Vintage Vixen said...

That looks like such fun and don't you ladies who blog look fabulous in your floral outfits?
Love the pretty doiley, I've given up in my atempts to crochet, it's too darn difficult!
Vix
xxx

Felicity said...

i bet it was lovely all meeting up! it looked like great fun! fliss xx

Menopausal musing said...

What a great thing to have done and great news re the orders for cushions!