Sunday, 19 September 2010

Up, up and away

Hello

Wow, thank you to all who've entered my birthday giveaway - you've given me the kickstart I needed and a pretty pile of pressies is starting to build up ;) and I'm sure a few more will be added over the next week or so.

In answer to the anniversary question - yes we are doing something special. My MIL is coming here for the weekend to supervise the boys (not babysit but just check they don't burn the house down!!) and MrVV & I are off to Brighton for a couple of nights :) Planning a mix of walking on the Downs, meals out and shopping (I believe there's a CK in town somewhere ;) ).

Yesterday we headed out for the day as a family. MrVV brass band were playing @ Henham Steam Rally and we were lucky enough to have free passes for the rest of the family too. My MIL came along with us too.

When we arrived at the Rally, MrVV went off to set up and the rest of us wandered off. As we were walking around we spotted a helicopter giving pleasure rides. Conversation turned to how much fun that would be and next thing I know, MIL had booked (and paid) for myself, her and the boys to have a flight!



Little son & I (MIL is hidden beside me) just before we took off - surprisingly there were no nerves!

Big son got to sit in the co-pilot seat - he absolutely loved this. Apparently we were 1000 feet off the ground and doing a speed of 130mph! It made him chuckle to see the pilot had a sat-nav!!

The view of the Steam Rally

Surrounding countryside

Walberswick with Southwold Harbour

Southwold & Reydon

It was just the most amazing experience - we all loved it. Something we all want to do again.

There was so much to see and do yesterday. We managed to cram loads into our time there. The boys went water zorbing (again) - sadly this time little sons zorb sprung a leak! and he got soaked from the waist down - luckily we found a stall selling trousers & socks.

There was also a vintage fairground there - we all went on the dodgems. This time I braved little son's driving - lets just say I think he gets his driving skills (or lack of them) from his Mum ;) MIL & I opted out of the big-wheel but the boys went on;

Of course no trip to the fair is complete without candyfloss (apparently);

Today has been one of domestic chores, baking and homework - hopefully I'll fit some knitting time in later.

See you later in the week.

xxx Vicki xxx

21 comments:

topchelseagirl said...

Ooh I would've gone on the big wheel. I did a helicopter flight in New York - it's amazing isn't it?! Have a great time in Brighton. x

CraftyHelen said...

What an amazing thing to do. The photos are great. Sounds like you will definitely deserve a little knitting time after all those chores :-)xx

mother of purl said...

Wow- loks like the trip of a lifetime up there in the sky! The zorbing looks ace too x

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Ahhhh... What a fantastic day out!!! Erm...rather you than me in the helicopter though, but the boys would LOVE that!
Candy floss...hmmmm YUMMY. x

Maria said...

Wow what a day you had and what a fantastic expierience ...

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Ooh, always wanted to try zorbing, looks great fun, still looks a bit summery where you are!

TheMadHouse said...

Wow what a fantastic experiance, I have never been on a helicopter.

Serenata said...

What an amazing and fun filled day you had. So lucky to go up in a helicopter and wonderful photos. Glad you had such a lovely day.

lemonade kitty said...

How exciting is that??? Bet you all had a fabby time, Lucey xxx

Florrie said...

What a fantastic way to spend your weekend........give me the big wheel over the dodgems everytime. Enjoy your anniversary weekend in Brighton.
florrie x

bad penny said...

Brilliant fun - you wouldn't get me in a helicopter but I'd love to try Zorbing on water !
Have a fab time in Brighton & send it my love

harmony and rosie said...

What an experience, lucky boys (and you, of course). I see you had the perfect day for it too.

Lisa said...

What an excellent ectra experience to your lovely day out. And yes candyfloss is essential!
Lisa x

Posie Patchwork said...

How much fun is that??!! Have a great time away, i'm about to get my husband back, SO excited, tummy in knots. Love Posie

Debbie said...

WHAT AN AMAZING DAY!
One that it will always be remembered and treasured forever!

DEBBIE MOSS

Country Girl said...

And where was Mr VV? Was he chicken or just over the weight limit ;)

VintageVicki said...

CG - he was playing with the band all day - only a couple of short breaks - just enough time to get a beer & something to eat.

He'd have loved to have gone up - MIL did off but by end of day he just wanted to get home - 4+ hours of playing is hard work.

Claire said...

We were camped right near that nois helicopter! Had a fantastic weekend! Didnt see the brass band but watched the signing choir. Fab!

Joy said...

What an exciting day. I've never been in a helicopter and it does seems like it would be lots of fun.
Glad you had a great visit with your MIL.
♥ Joy

JuicyFig said...

Oh Wow! Lucky you - the flight and the Zorbs!!! not so sure about the fair though...Queezy stomachs...

Looks like you had a fantastic time
Kath
x

andamento said...

It all sounds like an excellent day out.