Happy 4th of July to my American visitors and followers :)
I hope everyone has had a good weekend? I've visited a few blogs earlier and shall be having a good read this evening so I can see what you all got up too. We had a lovely weekend. It started rather late on Saturday morning - I don't think anyone was awake before 10am and the teenagers were still dozing at almost 11am when MIL called round!
Saturday was spent doing weekend jobs - washing/ironing/grass cutting - intermixed with some busy doing nothing moments too;
Finishing a few more blanket squares and trying to read the last few chapters of a soon to be overdue library book!
I had to go into town with the boys - all this sunshine & rain had turned them into yetis again and haircuts could not wait till the summer hols. Rather glad I did venture out - my favourite little charity shop had some inexpensive pretties;
3 flowery tea-plates and one smaller stripey one - I picked the Sweet Williams from the garden - I think the seeds for these were from a bloggy swap at some point.
Sunday was a family day - not quite such a late start! We headed firstly to Southwold - the usual drill - chips, walk and then ice creams. As we'd parked on the common we bought chips in town and sat on Bartholomew's Green to eat them. Couldn't resist a pic of little son in the stocks;
On the way home we called into a nearly PYO farm - like last year, the jam cupboard is empty and it needed refilling. Of course asking teenage males to pick strawberries can only lead to a few missing the tubs and 'falling' into their mouths!! However after a short while we'd picked a couple of kilos. We decided to have some for pudding last night and the remaining ones were to be jammed;
To this - 6 (5 pretty ones and one less pretty one - hence its not in the photos! ) jars should last my jam lovers a little while - hopefully until we've had time to go raspberry picking and replenish my jam jar supplies!
Can you see the strawberry fabric in the background - I bought that today - planning on making myself a new summer frock - sometime between now & next weekend!
As ever this time of the school year means things start to happen - we've brass concerts, awards evenings, leavers assemblies, work experience, visits to High School, parents evenings and music exams. So like last year I might not be blogging quite as much - however if there's spare time rest assured, blogging will always get priority over housework ;)
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx