Thursday, 12 April 2012

Blossom, books & birthdays

Good evening

How has your week been? We're on week 2 of the Easter hols here and tbh its been far busier than I'd planned - actually I'd not planned anything but the days have filled up rather well. Probably a good idea as the weather hasn't been the sort for just lounging around in the garden which is what the boys did for these hols last year. Instead they've been to work with MrVV, cinema with friends, visited family and big son even went to school today for a GCSE Drama revision (final practise) day.

Easter weekend went rather quickly - there was lots of rain dodging, a few walks and for the boys plenty of eating chocolate. I managed to visit the Vintage Fair in Woodbridge with Dawn and also got to my first boot sale of the year (more on that later).

There's been a daily check on the progress of the blossom and this morning I managed to get some photos - of course it would look amazing with a blue sky background but they've been a bit scarce when I've the camera handy;

I think by the end of the month the whole tree will be out - just need a blue sky at the right time for the perfect photo.

Right back to the weekend - car boot sale on Sunday - lots of proper booters not just the traders. My radar was tuned to tatty enamel for planting in the garden - got a couple of pieces of that and I was as ever on the hunt for Ladybird books for my collection - I found 3 on 2 different stalls - grand spend 80p!!

Tuesday night was WI - I don't think I told you but I've joined up - a new group which is aimed at slightly younger, less traditional WI members. This was our 2nd proper meeting and it was amazing. We had a speaker - a wonderful lady from our local florists. She'd just started talking and demonstrating when it became apparent that the main hall was being used for opera practise - a huge chorus of 80 voices - all practising Verdi's Requiem. Well any other speaker might have struggled but ours was amazing and to be honest the two complemented each other well. 

I was lucky enough at the end of the evening to win one of the arrangements - those on Facebook might have seen this - my new addiction is Instagram - I discovered that it was now available for those of us with Android phones and have been muddling through with it rather too much this week - sorry Facebook and Twitter friends - the novelty will wear off soon!!

As part of getting the WI group together we've been all making letters to be turned into a banner - I handed my first one in the other night - quite pleased with myself for mastering some simple embroidery - its made me want to learn more stitches and improve my neatness;

Handing my homework in on time meant I was given another letter to create - this time I'm attempting it in crochet - results soon!!

Today has been a hectic on in the VV household, MrVV left early this am for a day in his warehouse, Big Son headed to school and that left Little Son & I. We were joined to lunch by 3 of my sisters, 2 nieces and one nephew. As it is one nieces birthday this weekend, I decided the cake should be more girly than I normally get away with - she loved it;

Right, I think that's me up-to-date - I suppose I ought to go and see what I can find for dinner tonight - we're at the Old Mother Hubbard stage again - so perhaps I can claim its a Heston style meal tonight and come up with something 'different'!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


1940's knitter said...

Love the letter "E" and what you have done with the flower buttons - might have to "borrow" that idea! Hope you had fun at the Woodbridge fair, I had a stall there for the first time and loved it!

Alice said...

Those Ladybird books are so lovely, I stumbled upon a few a few weeks back and was thrilled by some of the ones I found.
What always stikes me is the condition they are in, some of mine are falling to pieces with missing pages, but some are often in pristine condition! I guess it just depends who's had them before xxx

Liz said...

Love your floral photo - gorgeous!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Alison Emily said...

oh my what a lovely cake im hoping to find a wi up here on the wirral as id love to join one. been raining here all week too but ive been full of cold so didnt do much girls have had to occupy themselves. will be spring cleaning once they are out of my hair next week.xx

lemonade kitty said...

What a lovely post, your WI sounds like loads of fun I attended one locally last year but all the members were realy sweet old ladies, who wen't realy interested in doing things, "been there, done that" kinda thing!! Lucey x

Lisa said...

Another pretty cake. I do like the sound of your WI group, hope it turns out to be lots of fun. Love the ea you created, very you!
Lisa x

CupcakeMumma said...

Another fab post Vicki glad to catch up on your goings on! I love your letter work look forward to second one. Also loving your finds from the car boot xx

Peonies and Pennies said...

Love the Ladybird books. Instagram the novelty does not wear off! Its adictive.


Josie-Mary said...

I want to join the WI, I've been thinking of turning my craft group in to one but haven't got around to it yet. Love the cake :)

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

That banner is going to look fantastic, love your little flowers. Such a pretty girlie cake too x

Pink Milk said...

I really fancy the sound of your WI group. I bet it's great fun.

I love your pretty letter with the embroidered flowers. Good luck with the crocheted one.


Veronica Silva said...

Ola .
Passei para ver as novidades do seu blog,adoro passar aqui e sempre tudo muito bom.
Beijos e bom fim-de-semana.

moonstruckcreations said...

Looks like you have been having a great time!

The weather has been very different this Easter hasnt it - but last year was so late i guess it was always going to stand a chance of being decent!

I spent Easter somewhere much warmer than here - blue skies and hot sunshine!


Kezzie said...

Oh Vicky your flower is sooo sooo pretty!

Kezzie said...

I mean the flowery E!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

WI envy! sounds such fun!
cant believe easter is over...have the 'back to normal life' blues....and my life is nothing to moan about!
fee x