Monday, 4 April 2011

He's leaving home........

Can you spot the reflection? Good job I'd got dressed properly!!

but only until Friday! Little son headed off on a school activity holiday this morning. The house seems so quiet without him - it will be even stranger when he's not here @ breakfast tomorrow - big son will miss all the little things he does for him. I shall miss his cheeky grin and his huge hugs. His bedroom shall by Friday be missing lots of dust bunnies, cobwebs and scraps of screwed up paper ;)

Good evening

How was your weekend?? What a mix bag here - started great. Little Son & MrVV had their first brass engagement of 2011. They headed off to play for the opening of the town museum. This happens every year but this is the first time that LS has played. He was rather chuffed to be playing with his Dad and even more pleased when the band nipped into the pub after they'd finished playing!!

My brass players together



Most of the band - I couldn't fit them all in there were so many of them on Saturday!


Close up of the Euphonium section - Little Son has been warned that playing with your Euphonium may cause baldness!!

Saturday afternoon, I wasn't feel great - a heavy dose of hayfever I think. However, I felt well enough to sneeze my way around Woodbridge with Dawn. We of course had to visit all the charity shops and I managed to add to my Ladybird collection. I also picked up a couple of books I've already got - I know there are some other bloggers who collect these books so if anyone would like a copy of Elves & the Shoemaker or the Gingerbread Boy, let me know. These aren't perfect (some writing on the first page of each) nor are they first additions - however they aren't ripped and the spines are in reasonable nick.

The Junk Style & Eco-Shopper books I've been meaning to show for ages - both CS finds and rather good reads. The other 4 were all Saturdays finds - am loving the Peter & Jane book - I learnt to read using these and so did both boys.

Yesterday as it was Mothering Sunday, I got to choose what we did. So first thing in the morning 3 of us headed off to a car boot sale (big son called whilst we were there - he'd woken up and wondered where we were!!). There weren't many stalls and rather a lot of those that were there were traders with overpriced and quite honestly tatty rubbish. However a few stalls were being manned by proper booters and I struck lucky on one - a whole bag of misc. sewing/knitting bits for just £1.00 Several bits were rather manky and the needles are just odd ones now destined to be plant support sticks - however I think I definitely got a £1.00's worth. Little son was happy, he found a DVD of a film we'd missed at the cinema last summer.



In the afternoon we headed out for a walk at Aldeburgh. MrVV has a new camera he wanted to play around with and Little son has gained his old one and was more than happy to join us. Big son? you've guessed it - he stayed at home *rolls eyes*. However he was happy to join us later on as we headed out for a carvery dinner - funny how he appears when food is involved!!

Don't forget my giveaway - I've added a couple more little things and if anyone wants the Ladybird books, let me know.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

22 comments:

Scarlett Fontaine said...

I bought the elves and the shoemaker book this weekend in my little ladybird book bundle which ive still to blog about :o) I'd say you got £1 worth! Never really see any sewing bits at my local boot. Hope you feel better soon, oh and fabulous pictures of the band. Scarlett x

Elegancemaison said...

Wow bandsmen! I love silver and brass bands. The local church fete always has a silver band performing throughout. So typical of England and afternoon teas and Miss Marple, though we also come across them in 'our' part of holiday Normandy.

And Oo-er - Ladybird books! I am collecting them for my Aussie grandchildren and already have The Gingerbread Boy so would love The Elves and The Shoemaker if it's still available. Happy to pay postage to our UK address.

Madison said...

Love the pic of Little son and Mr VV. They look so smart and MrVV looks like a very proud father.

The Elves and the shoemaker! OMG! I remember reading that as a child. Way too many years ago to admit to. Glad you got something from the Car Boot Sale.

Madison xxx

SG said...

I remember having the elves and the shoemaker book when I was little, had loads of the ladybird books. I got that eco book out the library, was a good read. Really makes you think about a lot of things - quite eye opening! The junk style book looks interesting. Sal x

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

Junk Style is definitely my kind of book, I have loads of those interior type ones, great CS find. Sounds like you had a nice day, your bandsmen look very smart x

Magic Bean said...

I have Junk Style- it's FAB isn't it?
Love that birds view photo of the band.
Good luck tackling the dust and cobwebs, Ax

MissGinger said...

that is so fab seeing your boys all dressed up and playing in the band! fabulous. xx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Well don't the chaps look rather smart, your son looks so happy with his Dad.....hmmmmmm and off to the pub afterwards, I'm sure his going to really appreciate this in a few years time :)

I loved the Ladybird books whilst at school, great finds x

Taz said...

Loving the pics of your band boys ;)

My Mum gave me a heap of mine and her old ladybird books to sell last summer - they are now living on my bookshelf as I just couldn't part with them. lol

Josie-Mary said...

Don't your boys look smart :)
Loving the Ladybird books, The Elves and The Shoemaker was my favourite x

Shirl said...

Lovely picture of hubby and son, looking very smart in their uniforms.

Glad you had a good weekend and found some bargains ... :0)

Serenata said...

Lovely post, sounds like you had a great weekend, lots of goodies to be had and don't your 'boys' look handsome in their uniforms. Hope DS has a lovely trip.

Bee happy said...

You bagged some great things on your bargin hunting! the boys looked so smart in the uniform :) Just watched Brassed Off! on TV which was really good.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great weekend - I went to a car boot too and it was filled with utter rubbish.
What handsome men in their smart suits!
If the gingerbread boy is still available, I would love to buy it off you.

delia hornbook said...

aaawww i know just how you feel with your little chap away this week. My little one went away with the school all last week but he had a great time ;-) I bet your so proud of other son and hubby all dressed up and ready to play how smart they look. Good finds lovely buttons ;-) And the books are a lovely find. Have a great week, dee x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Gosh, what a handsome pair of chaps they are in their smart uniforms!

Jenny said...

You must be so proud of your menfolk, father and son in the same band and looking so smart. Enjoy your week and look forward to LS coming home.

Elegancemaison said...

Hi Vicki, so pleased to have bagged The Elves book, thank you! I am collecting all sorts of goodies for 'Granny's Lucky Bag' in preparation for the Aussie grandchildren's visit in June. Will email my address.Cx

Lisa said...

Hope LS is having a great week away.You certainly got your £1 worth in that bag of odds.Great idea using the knitting needles as plant supports.
Lisa x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a fab weekend you had, oh how I love carboots :-)

If you don't want the Gingerbread man book I would love to give it a new home as I used to love that book as a kid. I am happy to pay for it just let me know what you want for it :-)

harmony and rosie said...

Love the pic of the boys, Dad looks so proud!

maypole said...

I love the sound of a brass band