Thursday, 14 July 2011

A Happy Goodbye!

Evening from soggy Suffolk

I keep seeing pictures on other blogs of sunshine and blue skies - we've had none of that today. It was raining when I woke up and I think it finally stopped about 3.30pm.  Big son had sensibly arranged a lift to his placement today - apparently car pooling is an essential work skill ;)

I've been packing today - I'm off to the Latitude Festival tomorrow - if I was camping like normal I'd be in a panic about the rain and mud but fortunately I'm going with a friend in her caravan so we should have somewhere dry & warm to sleep at night. I've dusted down my wellies and they will probably spend most of this weekend on my feet.

 A first glimpse of the site for 2011 courtesy of the Latitude Festival website.

Tonight we've been to little son's school to their awards evening. It was lovely to see little son and so many of his friends get their awards and to hear what the teachers have to say about them. There were plenty of proud parents in the audience tonight. It was also the last time his school brass band will play together in its current format as the older boys are leaving to go to High School and  two of the teachers are moving schools as well. Quite sad really as they've really gelled as a group and are all great mates.

Little son was thrilled to get the Key Stage 3 award for Science and he's already planning which books to spend his prize voucher on. Here he is with his cup - needed to take a pic so one can be delivered to Great Grandma over the weekend - it can join the one she has from a few years ago of big son with a cup he won.


Right I'd best go and check my packing and perhaps spend time trying to find a weather forecast that isn't all doom and gloom for the weekend!

See you next week 

xxx Vicki xxx




15 comments:

bellaboo said...

Great Grandma will be very proud.
Hope it keeeps dry for you.It's supposed to rain here all weekend! :0)

MissGinger said...

sooo jealous - i want to go to latitude. have a fabulous time and congrats to sons award. xx

Pene said...

I'm sure the weather will be fine and you'll have a lovely time (okay I just googled it as I hadn't a clue what Latitude was but now I do!).Have a great time and you can tell us all about it when you get back.
Hugs Pene x

simplyvintage said...

Ha ha you do that as well - check all the weather forecasts and pick the one you like best, thought it was just me!Have a great time whatever the weather. xxx

harmony and rosie said...

Congratulations to little son on his award, what an achievement, yay! My son won the ICT cup this year and the look on his face was priceless. It probably echoed the look on mine come to think of it! Enjoy Latitude, whatever the weather I bet you have a blast.

demie said...

have fun! i wish i was there : )

Lisa said...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Congrats to LS on his school achievements.
Lisa x

Liz said...

Hope you have a great time at Latitude and the weather isn't too bad!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Madison said...

Big congrats to little son. Fingers crossed for a dry weekend for you. Have fun.

Madison xxx

Serenata said...

Congratulations to your son. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Have fun.

delia hornbook said...

Bless him congratulations to your son ;-)) Sounds like you are going to have a great weekend but you will need your water proofs ;-(. dee x

Sarah said...

Well done to your son! I've already started blubbing as mine leaves today.....Have a good weekend whatever the weather!
x

Claire said...

ooo i want to go to Lattitude one year, it just always clashes with a show we go to in Kent (should be packing now) my niece has gone, she's bought herself a huge plasic sunflower in case she gets lost, all her fiends will be able to see her sunflower above the crowd!! Just hope thousands of others arent doing the same lol (so if you see a plastic sunflower looking lost....

Lotti said...

Hope you and Fi and a fab weekend, cant wait to hear all about it. Loving the pictures in your new header, im so jealous that you have one of those clock puzzles, we had one as children, I think it was my favourite puzzle, I need to hunt one out for my children now

bad penny said...

Latitude sounds like fun. Joe just did work experience in a bike shop now count down to breaking up. Jess has finished her A levels and for the time being her schooling. It's a mixed happy sad time when things change.

The cup looks fab !