Can't believe its been a week since I last blogged - where does the time go to. My Grandma was right - time does go faster when you're older. Every time I've thought of blogging or just having a good blog reading session something else or someone else has distracted me. However this evening the menfolk are all out so I've plonked myself down at the computer to have a jolly good catch up session.
First things first - the pretty, eye catching first photo for a post - a field of poppies just near a friends house;
I love poppies - one of my favourite flowers in one of my favourite colours :)
Last weekend, was the first camping trip of the year - we headed with friends to North East Norfolk - a lovely campsite new to us all. The only downside - the wind - coming north east off the north sea and I'm sure our tents were the first big things it found - made for a few restless nights - though that might have been down to MrVV's snoring too ;) One of the best things was the view from my camping kitchen 'window' ;
Just big skies, open farmland and the sand dunes to one side too. Loads of bird life about too - we had our own Bill Oddie who was excellent at pointing out some things that we might have otherwise missed.
One of the best things about a camping trip is just being busy doing nothing - MrVV's work is pretty full on so when we're away we like to take it easy - catching up on light reading and just watching the world go by;
A quick packing up session was required on Sunday morning - we needed to get home, unpacked and off to a very important event. My Dad's Mum was 90 last week and this meant a party. Now I've mentioned before that my own family is big - I'm the oldest of 7. Well my Dad is the 2nd of 9 children. This meant the party included about 50 of my closest relatives plus another 50 people including nieces/nephews/cousins of my Grandma's and her friends too. All in all a lovely afternoon. Family had flown in from Australia which was a lovely surprise. Here's my Dad (bottom left) with Grandma and Dad's 7 remaining siblings;
That took quite a few attempts to get them all looking at the camera and not pulling too silly faces!
We tried to get a pic of all my parents Grandchildren together with my little brother - there are only ones of silly faces though!
I seemed to have spent lots of this week catching up on stuff that didn't get done over the weekend and also fulfilling all the orders I have and making a few bits for stock too. However I have found time to start trying to learn to crochet. My friend who runs our S&B group is incredibly patient and she sat with me last night whilst I made attempts to learn. I am pleased to say I think I understand the basics and have managed to produce some tiny one round 'square sort of shapes' today. I've been instructed how to start the second round so am going to give that a go later. Watch this space - if it succeeds there may be pictures next time - otherwise just listen to the sound of crochet hooks and yarn flying through the air!
I'll leave you with just one more poppy pic;
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx