Monday, 22 August 2011

Roll out the barrels

Good evening

Did you have a good weekend?? It was a good one here - mostly sunny with only one downpour on Saturday evening. Saturday was spent mainly outside in the garden catching up on weeding and tidying. Though I did sneak off for a couple of hours in the morning to meet up with some school friends. We are having a 25 year reunion next weekend and this was a chance to catch up with a small group for a natter & coffee before hand. Lovely to see some friends I've not seen for over 20 years but thanks to the wonder of facebook we're all getting back into contact with each other again.

The big event is next weekend - a party for approx 100 of us - all except 2 will have turned 41 and if we last till after midnight then even those will reach that milestone.

I was woken on Sunday morning by sunbeams peaking around the curtains - rather than have a lie in, I got up - rather nice to have an hour to myself before all the menfolk woke up. A chance to have a cup of tea in the garden and listen to the world wake up.

Once all the family were awake and the essential jobs done, MrVV & I headed out for the afternoon. We headed a short way north to the village of Westleton - Barrel Fair time again - definately not something to be missed.

 Barrel waiting to be rolled up and down the green.

 The first race of the afternoon - a 'grudge' match between to the two village pubs.

 Of course it wouldn't be a village fete without Morris Dancers.

 Or their band of musicians.

We had a lovely afternoon - sitting in the sunshine, drinking cider (me), eating a tasty lunch (both of us), listening to music and of course watching the dancers.

I realised this morning that we've only 2 weeks of school holidays left - there's still a few things we need to buy - any tips on the slowing down of the rate of growth for teenage male feet would be greatly appreciated ;)

I've been busy crafting again over the past week or so - more crochet and some sewing but I've show you all of that next time - I've just remembered I need to call my Mum!!

xxx Vicki xxx


Madison said...

You always go to such lovely days out. I love reading about them. They are always so charming.

Madison xxx

Scarlett said...

What fun! How come you always get to see the morris dancers! They have been awol from all the summer fairs here. Scarlett x

Pomona said...

The feet do stop growing eventually - but by that time they are off and out into the world!

Pomona x

Ditzy and Dotty said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weeekend.

As to boys feet - let me in on it if you find out a way to stop them growing. My son has size 10 feet & is not 13 until next month! Time for me to start researching outsize shoe shops I think.


Louise said...

Looks like a lovely day out!!! Very much looking forward to seeing what crochet and sewing you've been up to!!

Louise xx

**Anne** said...

Having an early morning solitary cuppa is such a nice way to welcome the day.
Your day out looks like fun with gorgeous sunshine and blue skies.
I don't have any teenage sons, but have watched nephews grow before my eyes. One in particular grew 7cm in 6 months. He's always hungry. Good luck with the shoes.
Anne xx

Serenata said...

A wonderful day out, sun, entertainment and lots to see and do.

Boys feet?! My son not only grows out of them, but also wears them out in double quick time - leaving the shoe shopping to hubby. I do not do any clothes of shoe shopping with DS2 - not a good thing...

Jane said...

Love those Morris dancers!
Great to meet up with old school friends too. We've done the same as you and got together from facebook, and it was lovely to meet up.
I've got no tips on slowing down fast-growing male teen feet - I'm just concentrating on enjoying him getting bigger and stronger and being able to help lifting heavy things!
Jane x

delia hornbook said...

awww have a great time at the reunion i would love to do that. Looks like you had a great weekend that fair looks lovely. I know what you mean about teenagers growing it seems to be every time you blink there much bigger. I am getting both my boys uniforms today my youngest first secondary one i still can't believe it. dee x

Isobel said...

Wow, what a great day! I love the old British traditions. :)
Can't wait to see your new makes. :)

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

I love a good fete - that looks like a great day out. I don't know where the hols have gone either - I've still yet to buy any school uniform!

Claire said...

wow the barrel rolling looks fun! yes we are going to Henham! I always have to go check out the Prvanni's ice cream stall there haha! Def come say hello, i might even make you a cuppa :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a brilliant day out ... :0)

liz said...

That fair looked amazing! We drove past it on our way to Dunwich, but didn't have the time to stop. Wished I had as it looked so much fun. We did Blaxhall fete the day before though which was pretty fab too. Lovely to catch up again, gosh only two weeks, it has all passed so quickly! Are you doing Greenpeace next month? Hope your having a great week, Liz x

The mum of all trades said...

It all looks just how I would imagine an English country fair to look! Very quaint.

Catherine said...

What a great weekend. We need to introduce fetes like that here. They look like such fun! Cx