Monday, 1 November 2010

Shades of autumn

Good evening

Can't believe its a week since I last blogged - I had such intentions last week of posting but time kept running away. It doesn't help that I'm not 100% at the moment so some days I'm sleeping rather alot - think the record was 15 out of 24 hours!! Hoping that I get some blood test results this week and an answer & solution can be found.

Anyhow where did I leave off last? Oh yes half-term. It passed fairly smoothly - the boys are happy to amuse themselves. Often only appearing for mealtimes!!  I left them at home with MrVV on Thursday and took the train 4 stops north to visit a friend in Beccles. We had a wander around the town stopping at lots of the shops - I managed to buy nothing at all! Was seriously tempted in the wool shop - but I ought to use some of the stash I've built up first.

Saturday morning dawned bright & sunny. When I went into little sons room I was taken aback at how gorgeous our cherry tree was looking;

We really are having the most gorgeous autumn - every time we are out and about I am loving all the gorgeous colours.

Little son & I joined MrVV on a trip into Woodbridge. He was playing with his brass band to launch this years local poppy appeal. Little son & I opted for a wander around the shops - apart from one small christmas pressie we again left empty handed!

Sunday was very much a stay at home day. I spent time sewing - can't show you as it is for one of the swaps I'm taking part in.  We also needed to prepare for 3 small visitors who had promised to pop by and scare us. Oh yes Halloween - very much a marmite event. As with most celebrations we tend to take a more traditional approach rather than the mass panic must buy consumerism approach that the high street stores would love us all to have. This year was ever less than usual - I forgot to buy a pumpkin and MrVV returned from the shops empty handed when he tried to buy one on Sunday :( Instead we filled the porch with lanterns and tealights in jars - trust me it looked very pretty.

Our little visitors came - not scary at all. A rather cute skeleton, a gorgeous witch and my oldest niece was Hermione from Harry Potter. All left happily with the bags of sweeties - have yet to hear from my sisters if my overuse of halloween confetti was appreciated!!

We spent the rest of the evening by candlelight enjoying 2 of the best things on TV at the moment - Downton Abbey and Strictly Come Dancing.

Who do you want to win Strictly?? For laughter it has to be Ann & Anton but of the serious dancers it must be Sccccccccccoooooooooooooooootttttttttttttttttttt ;)

Pictures from BBC Website

See you soon.

xxxx Vicki xxxx


harmony and rosie said...

Love that look on Anton's face, priceless!

topchelseagirl said...

Sleeping for 15 hours sounds pretty good to me. Yes Ssssscccoott is the best, altho some of the others are pretty good too.

Jacquie said...

Got to agree ,the autumn colour is stunning at the moment!
Loving strictly, scott, matt,kara,and pamela .All great to watch :0)
Jacquie x

delia hornbook said...

Sorry to hear your still not 100% i hope you find the answers soon. I am loving strictly to and Ann and Anton i love watching them she is so lovely and so funny, and Anton bless him hes such a gentleman. I don't really have a favourite as yet although i do like watching Pamela, and felicity and Scott is very good. I loved the jave last week my feet and toes were tapping, and i love to see what there all wearing ;-) Have a lovely week and hope your much better very soon. Dee x

Josie-Mary said...

Poor you, hope you feel better soon :)
I love Sunday TV!! I'd like Scott or Matt to win... Ann, mmm I'm a kill joy & want her out asap!!
I did nothing for Halloween this year, first time in over 20 years - yet again the shops have taken over, they did it with Christmas years ago & now they've hijacked Halloween. Can we not do anything without spend loads of money on tat?? Sorry rant over! :)

Lisa said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.
For me it's either Matt or Pamela. Have got DA to watch, didn't see it Sunday. Want Thomas to get his comeuppance!
Lisa x

Serenata said...

Hope you feel better soon and that you get your results. Nothing worse than waiting for them. Your cherry tree is lovely, I was marvelling at ours yesterday as well.

Florrie said...

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well, hope your tests come back with a good result.
I love "Strictly" too, being as I'm an older woman I have to say I love Pamela, that chick can certainly rock......she's looking good for her age and who could resist the lovely James......but for comedy it has to be Ann and Anton every time!
florrie x

bellaboo said...

I love snuggling down on Sunday nights and watching Strictly and Downton! It's hard to predict who will win..there's a lot of good dancers this year. I love Matt though.I wonder how long Ann and Anton will stay in? They are great entertainment aren't they? Fingers crossed for your tests. :0)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Fab pictures, I love the trees at this time of year.

Downton and Strictly are my two fave programmes too! I sooo love Gavin and Patsy although I know neither will win! lol!

Kandi said...

Love the Autumn Colours everywhere it's breath taking!
Sorry you are still feeling yuk, hope you get some answers from Doc's soon.
Kandi x

Sheila said...

Your tree is so pretty. I love Downton Abbey its so great, i have to watch it on iplayer though!

Jenevieve said...

Lovely photos, the cherry tree looks so pretty! Hope you're feeling better soon! :) x

Jackie said...

We are also Strictly lovers in this house - I'm rooting for Matt & Aliona, but love watching Ann and Anton for sheer entertainment value!! Love the photo of your cherry tree - ours is the same colour, it's beautiful! x

Amy said...

Great pic of the tree. I've been admiring lots today. I love Strictly, think my favourite's Matt x