Thanks for the lovely comments on my last post - yep migraines are horrid and I am lucky that they don't happen too often.
The raggies have all been labelled and are now packed away ready for the fair this weekend. Am just 2 strings of bunting away from being finished! Might get those done tonight if my sewing machine has finished sulking - it decided to stop working earlier until I'd given it a thorough clean, oil and pampering! Seem to remember it did this last year when I was preparing for this fair - perhaps its hinting it needs TLC more often!!
Anyhow, I managed to finish raggies No7 & 8 - a pirate and a punky one;
I can't remember if I told you but when MIL was clearing out for her move, she put an old leather suitcase in the chucking out pile which I promptly rescued;
With some help from MrVV, I've added some straps to keep it open and some padding and I shall be using it for displaying my brooches, hair clips and earrings at the Fair;
Saturday night was a rare night out with just MrVV. We headed into Ipswich to the Corn Exchange to enjoy a concert by Ade Edmonson and the Bad Shepherds - if you've never heard these before then you're missing a treat - classic punk hits done in a folk style - absolutely brilliant. I didn't take my camera with me on Saturday but found an old pic on my computer from a festival we went too a few years ago;
Now as its springtime it must mean that almost every weekend there's a band engagement of some sort for Little Son & MrVV. This one was special as it was the first time I've watched Little Son play AND march - something that's taking lots of practise - thank goodness for lovely neighbours!! Just a short march from the Moot Hall in Aldeburgh up the hill to the church;
The band then wander off for coffee before meeting the rest of the parade out of church and marching back down the hill. After a few speeches, the band then play for a little while whilst the Mayor holds a reception for local dignitaries etc;
Every year a local forces squadron takes part too - this year was the turn of 653 Squadron of the Army Air Corps based at Wattisham - yep the one Prince Harry is part of at the moment. Sadly he wasn't there - day off! However his colleagues were wonderful and some of them treated the crowds to a fabulous display in their Apache helicopters;
I thought last week was a busy one - this week seems to be much the same. The list of who is supposed to where at any one time is increasing - here's hoping we get the right person to the right place with the right equipment!!
Off now to wrap my latest birthday swap parcel and also check what else I need to do for my button swap one - think apart from the edible I'm almost there.
See you later in the week.
xxx Vicki xxx