Seems it started in a whirl of back to school stuff - labelling, haircuts, bag packing and of course the setting of alarms for far too early in the morning.
Think both boys are quite happy to be back - new timetables to learn and friends to catch up with. The first lots of homework have been brought home too - the less popular side of returning to school.
Fortunately it was only a 2 day week last week and the weekend came round very quickly.
Saturday was a lovely day - the boys & I headed out for a walk armed with lots of tubs in case we found anything to forage ;) We did - more blackberries to add to my collection in the freezer - some will end up as jam and others added to crumbles over the winter months;
We also found sloes - which will end up as sloe gin;
There seemed so many berries in the lane - far more than last year;
Am sure the wildlife will appreciate these when the cooler weather kicks in.
On Sunday, 3 of us headed to Aldeburgh for a walk - big son opted instead to do some gardening for me, in exchange for a long uninterrupted gaming session in the afternoon. It was a lovely morning - very quiet - I think we beat the daytrippers. We headed along the sea wall towards the martello tower;
River one side;
Very calm sea the other;
Little son spent some time searching for lucky stones & also ones that might be good for skimming;
After all that and before the kitchen called for a mammoth baking session, I found time to finish a couple of makes;
A raggydoll for a niece for her birthday later this month.
A knitted gingerbread house (Mk 1) - think I shall be making a few more of these over the coming weeks.
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx