What a difference 24 hours makes - yesterday it was dark, damp and raining for most of the day - this morning the sky is clear and the garden bathed in autumny sunshine. I am being brave and planning on hanging washing outside!
The weekend started well with a Friday afternoon baking session;
I found a fab and simple recipe on the BBC website - we shall definitely be having these again - they've proved very popular over the weekend.
Saturday wasn't a great day - plans for a family day out in Norwich or Cambridge were scuppered when Little Son woke with a migraine :( Rather that all of us stay at home, Big Son & I caught the train to Ipswich and left MrVV to nursemaid duties. Big Son wanted to start his Christmas shopping as well as buy a present for a friends forthcoming birthday. We had a lovely time together wandering round the shops and having lunch. I might have started my Christmas shopping too!
As I said I woke Sunday morning to the sound of rain on the bedroom window - one peak outside made me decide it was an indoors sort of day. Chores were done in the morning and part of the afternoon was spent watching the Grand Prix and crocheting. My Giant Granny blanket is coming on rather well - just 2 more colours and then I think its finished;
It was rather lovely sitting under that yesterday whilst adding a couple more rounds.
As its sunny this morning, I thought I'd go into the garden and take this weeks Autumn Views Challenge pictures;
The back hedge is slowly being stripped of its berries - at least we are left with a wall of green over the winter.
The birch is losing leaves quickly now - MrVV spent ages Saturday raking them up so he could give the grass a final cut for this year.
The trees in the front garden at almost bare now - again MrVV got the task of raking on Saturday!
I love the cherry tree at this time of year - the leaves are the most gorgeous fiery colours.
One thing I did notice when I took the first picture - the rose on the summer house is still producing new buds and flowers;
Lastly for today - one picture that sums up Sunday nights in the VV household rather well;
Waiting for Downton Abbey (such a shame it was the last episode last night) - armed with glass of wine, wearing fluffy socks and covered by a blanket - utterly blissful.
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx