How was your weekend??
Ours started Friday after school when the boys arrived home - hungry as normal. They were very pleased to find I'd been baking (and getting carried away with icing sugar again);
Chocolate buns with vivid red icing
In blue gingham cases - so cute and very tasty
The reason for cake - I was in a good mode - the day had been sunny and I'd finally been able to wear my favourite red Mary-Jane shoes;
Saturday was a very busy day. Little son and his school brass band were taking part in a concert at Snape Maltings concert hall. It is an annual event and it celebrates music within all schools in Suffolk. Schools have to apply and only about 45 are selected. There are 6 concerts and each night is a different group of schools - all ages and abilities. Everything from the County Youth Orchestra to a group of Y4's who'd only been playing their guitars since September!
A view of the concert hall across the marshes.
Little son had to be there at lunchtime for a technical rehearsal - it wasn't worth going home so Mr VV & I headed off for a walk along the river bank and a quick look around the shops;
This Barbara Hepworth sculpture is always popular with young visitors - it was unusual to find no-one peering through the holes ;)
Another sculpture - just can't remember who the artist was!!
Once rehearsals had finished it was time to come home, get sorted, shoes polished and smart & clean clothes put on (him not me) and he had to be back there for late afternoon. This time for a rehearsal for the final piece which involved all the children and teachers who had taken part.
Whenever any of my boys are involved in shows I get a tad nervous for them so I was relieved when we found out that their brass band were opening the evening. They played very well and we could hear the improvement in their playing since we last heard them last summer.
Little son is the 2nd white shirt from the right - next to him is his mate, T who is the son of my fellow blogger Dawn. From where us parents were sitting high up almost into the gods it was hard to get a photo - this is the best one out of the 7 or 8 I tried to snap - my little camera really isn't keen on dark/nighttime pics.
Today has been a very quiet one - little son didn't emerge from his bed until almost 11 o'clock. We've spent the day at home just pottering, gardening for some and sewing/knitting for me. We managed to watch the rugby this afternoon - what an exciting match - well done to England :)
Right I'd best be off - I have a glass of red calling me and also some bloggy swap pressies which need wrapping ;) Pene that's right, I'm finished and shall be (hopefully) getting your parcel off to you either tomorrow or Tuesday - shall be emailing you as well.
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx
PS - Like most bloggers, I've been horrified with the scenes coming out of Japan over the weekend. I can't imagine what those people are going through and will be doing so for many months to come.