Back from our little weekend camping trip in Norfolk with friends - actually we got back yesterday but its been so busy here today that I've only just sat down at my computer. I see that Dawn has got in first with her account of the weekend - I shall try not to show you the same pictures again ;)
Friday really just saw us setting up, having a drinkie or 2 and just catching up on news. It turned rather chilly in the evening and so we didn't stay up very late. I was rather glad of my decision to bring both my knitted blanket & patchwork quilt as in the middle of the night I was very chilly indeed.
Saturday dawned bright, sunny & rather warm. After a minor hiccup - steam trains leaving rather earlier than we thought ;), we instead ended up heading to Gressenhall and the Museum of Norfolk life. So much to see and do - I think another visit as a family is on the cards at a later date.
The 5 boys heading off along the river bank - not sure how much of their surroundings they were taking in - at least we'd managed not to lose any of them for this bit!!
Similar picture to on Dawns blog - except its my boys on the horse.
I loved the recreations of the houses - I had seen so many of the lovely things either in my childhood or in other bloggers homes!
I can never resist knitted toys or dolls clothes.
Big son 'milking' a bucket - just after this he got into a water fight with one of the Dads.
Back at the campsite, a game of rounders was played - Dads v Boys - not sure who cheated the most!!
That evening we wandered into the village to a pub for dinner. Every time we've been on one of these massed camps I seem to have taken a picture of the child with the biggest meal - this year it was big son;
Yep - he cleared the plate. I guess another growth spurt is in the offing.
It was a good weekend - great location - very peaceful and unhurried. A campsite I am sure I will be heading back to in the future.
Today has been the first proper home day of the holidays. We have been sorting out the boys rooms - they have been brilliant and have been very honest about the stuff they have and what they actually will use every again. A huge pile has formed for a car boot sale, lots has been recycled and some things have sadly been consigned to the grey landfill bin. Apart from a sort of clothes and some curtains to wash we did it all - brilliant hard working helpers they were - lets hope the rooms stay that great.
We've lots to look forward to this week - friends visiting, cinema trips, seeing family and the boys intend to spend lots of time perfecting their new diabolo skills too.
Aija - your swap parcel has been wrapped tonight and will be on its way to you tomorrow :)
See you soon.
xxx Vicki xxx