Sunday, 11 November 2012

One weekend in the VV household

Good evening

No Downton Abbey this weekend and I'm lost!

Time for a quick blog about our weekend.

Of course it included this;

Thank you to everyone who bought poppies - I was able to add £28 to the Poppy Collection :)

 Christmas Cake prep - just love the smell

 The fruit soon soaked up all the fruit juice & brandy.

 Watching rugby whilst crocheting and drinking cranberry juice - I've not been well this weekend - I think a trip to the Docs is in order tomorrow :(

 The devastation in the kitchen once the cake had been mixed - whilst there was a mess I thought I'd strain the Hedgerow Gin too - almost a litre of the stuff - I've hidden it till Christmas Eve.

Part of the band on the march back from Church this morning. The veterans were pleased that the youngest cornet players played the last post. They are always pleased to see the young members of our band on parade.

As it was sunny today, it was perfect for the 8th week of Autumn Views photos;

 The blackbird enjoyed a quick splash just after I'd taken this picture.

 The leaves on the birch that remain are all a lovely golden colour.

 These 3 trees have almost lost all their leaves now.

 The cherry leaves have all changed colour now too and are falling off rather too quickly.

I hope whatever you did this weekend you had a good one? I've had a quick scan of blogland and seen many pictures from parades today.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Lisa said...

Well done on raising all that money for the Poppy Appeal.
Seeing the pic of your kitchen made me smile, it was the washing, that's what I don't like about this time of year, drying stuff indoors!
Hope you are feeling better very soon.
Lisa x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Hope you feel better soon, your garden colours look lovely! :)

Vix said...

Well done on helping with the poppy appeal, your brooches were fab. Your kitchen looks wonderfully cosy and the garden is as lovely as ever.
Get to the Docs! Hope you feel better very soon. x

Crafty in the Med said...

hello Vicki

I am in danger of becoming a lurker....with work it's difficult to keep up, as much as I enjoy blogging! I have been reading and enjoying your posts and those of other blogs I follow very much though.
There is nothing like a good band marching in the street it makes me feel like marching beside it. My Dad always wore his medals and went off and paraded with his mates from the British legion religiously every Remembrance Sunday. I used to follow the band that is until I got into my stupid teens and thought it was beneath me to do so )-:
That Christmas cake mix you are making is already looking decidedly delicious with juice and brandy as well mmmmm!
Lovely photos of autumn colours.
What is Hedgerow Gim? I've never heard of that before. :-)

Keep well

Amanda :-)

The mum of all trades said...

I felt completley bereft without Downton last weekend. I enjoyed Homeland, but it is just not the same without Downton. I'm hoping thety are going to do a Christmas special like last year, that will be something to look forward to. Beautiful Autumn pictures.

Marina said...

Hello Vicki,
I'm sorry not to have been able to get in touch before now, my little girl has been ill for almost a week with a nasty bug that has been going around. I'm really pleased to have been paired in the swap as i've been a follower of your lovely blog for a while now, my e-mail address is: - do you want to drop me an e-mail so we can swap ideas? Marina xx

ALoadofOldTat said...

It's good to see you like myself are a whirlwind in the kitchen, leaving devastation in your wake.

Lizzy said...

I hope that you are feeling beter now!

That is the trouble with cooking -it makes such a mess! I hope to make my mincemeat this weekend.


Harriet Crook said...

Your poppy looks brilliant! Hattie, @peppermintplace xo