Saturday, 19 March 2011

Slight change of plan

Good evening

I know - I'm not supposed to be here - I should be in Cambridge relaxing in the hotel having spent the day sightseeing and shopping HOWEVER I'm not. The reason? A 7.30am phone call from MIL to say she wasn't well - seems there's a bug going round her sheltered housing complex - she said she'd still come to be with the boys if we wanted but it wasn't a chance I wanted to take - colds yes but bugs if they can be avoided should be.

We managed to change our booking till next weekend (tbh in the grand scheme of things its only a minor blip) and instead have had an unexpected day together as a family. The sun was shining this morning so we decided to head up to Southwold.  A lovely long walk along the prom was had - stopping to have our first ice-creams of 2011. We arrived quite early so there weren't too many people about - the beach had a few families with tinies building sandcastles and the Prom was fairly clear;

A quite trip around the town was necessary to - the boys disappeared off at one point leaving me alone in the shop which sells lots of CK bits - I left empty handed!!

MrVV & I have spent most of the afternoon watching the rugby - trust the Irish to scupper our plans of a Grand Slam - I'm sort of watching the Wales/France match and hoping that the French win ;)

I wish I'd taken a picture this morning when the postie arrived - I'm taking part in the birthday swap and quite a few parcels have arrived today (all hidden away till Tuesday) - his face was quite a picture as he handed the pile over to me - 'Been spending on ebay?' he asked - I didn't even attempt to explain the truth to him!

Right back to the match - the French are doing the right thing at the moment ;)

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Scarlett Fontaine said...

aww no about the trip being cancelled, least you get to go next week and hey maybe CK there will have a major sale next week :o) Heres hoping for you! Rugby was rubbish, although being half irish i was at least it was the irish we lost to. Scarlett x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Had my first ice-cream today as well, such gorgeous weather, am shattered after all the fresh air!

Sorry to hear about change of plan, but don't blame you for wanting to avoid bugs, have a horror of them myself. Wales to win!

two bones and a bagle said...

Some times plans change and sicky bugs should be avoided at all costs I know as I recently succumbed to one and it was NOT pleasant. Glad you still had a nice time and a family day. When children are growing up its not often you all want to do this same thing at the same time. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

moonstruckcreations said...

Always best to stay away from bugs if possible in my opinion! And now you get to have 2 trips out - one this week and one next week!

Left without any CK purchases??!! Im impressed by your resistance to CK temptation!!

Good to see that you made the most of the sunshine yesterday, much duller here today mores the pity :(

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Catherine said...

Glad you had a lovely day even though your plans had to change. As for the had to be done!! Cx

Pooh's Abode said...

Sorry to hear of your change of plans but at least you have next weekend to look forward to. How on earth did you manage to leave the shop selling CK empty handed? What willpower!!!!

Victoria said...

Gorgeous photos - enjoy. x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh shame about the change of plan but at least you've got next weekend to look forward to.

Jenevieve said...

Never mind, at least you could re-arrange it for next weekend. Looks a lovely day out as well! :) x

delia hornbook said...

aaahhh sorry you couldn't go but great that you have been able to re arrange ;-)) Lovely photo's it really has been a beautiful weekend and such lovely warm sunshine i can't wait to be able to go to the beach. Have a lovely week, dee x

two bones and a bagle said...

Thanks for your comment I really appreciate it - I havent had any negative comments but thought maybe I had gone a little over the top. Your comments meant a lot - thank you.

Lace hearts said...

What a shame you had to change your plans, but looks as if you had a lovely time anyway. Hope this weekend you did get away! x

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Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh if you are coming to Camb next weekend they have a handmade inside market in the Guild Hall right on the market square in the centre of the shopping area in Cambridge! It is free entry too. Hope your MIL gets better very soon.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Pity about you having to change your plans but these things happen sometimes. I hope that your MIL feels better soon and that all works out well for this coming weekend. Isabelle x

Leanne Flavell said...

Aww your off to my city! If possible you should book a trip around easter as the shop is opening bigger and better then!xo

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Aaaawww, I popped in expecting to hear all about your trip..bless you.
I'm sorry you couldn't go this weekend..I hope that MIL (and all of you and yours) don't get the bug!
Looks like you all had a good weekend though :0)

Have a great week Vicki.
Now you've got something to look forward to next weekend :0)

Kandi said...

Happy Birthday lovely!
Kandi x