Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Chasing butterflies

Good afternoon

Wow - can't believe this weather - another sunny day - and it looks like it will continue into the weekend :)

Have been pottering about lots this week - steadily but getting more and more done. Making the most of the weather and emptying my laundry bin and getting those other washing tasks like sofa covers and throws sorted too.

I've also been watching the wildlife - the butterflies and bees have been loving the huge Hebe's in the front garden - some even stayed still long enough for photos;

I mentioned that on Sunday I'd headed with a sister to the big local car boot sale - here's what came home with me minus the strawberries that soon disappeared into those hungry boys of mine;

Both the books were favourites when I was younger - I used to read Mr Pink Whistle whenever I slept over at a friends house - I was always awake first and seemed this book was nearest to hand each time!

I also mentioned about heading to Latitude this weekend - well I decided that a new frock was in order - the fabric came from my friends little shop and once I'd unearthed my packed away sewing stuff it didn't take too long for a frock to appear - even if I had to sew standing up at the breakfast bar (more comfortable than I thought it would be);

I went dancing last night - just one dance as its the only one without having to have someone put their arm around me as part of it - too sore still for the others. However it went well and it felt good to be doing it again. Hopefully next week I might manage a couple more - I've been to the doctors (again) this morning and the pesky dissolving (but not actually doing it) stitches in 2 wound sites are finally gone - hurrah. 

Right off to the washing machine again - another load is finished!

Long may the sunshine continue :)

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Maria Glazacheva said...

Oh quelles jolie fotos !! j`adore
Bonne journee !

xxx Maria xxx

topchelseagirl said...

The first photo is great.
That Mr Pinkwhistle cover looks very familiar, I think I had that book.
Glad to hear you're getting better.

Vintage Jane said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend and managed a dance. Enjoy Latitude ... we're off to the Larmer Tree!
Lovely photos.
Have fun.
M x

Plain Jane said...

Oh I've still got my Naughtiest Girl books - what a character arc she went through right the way up to being a monitor! I was always a bit scared of Mr Pinkwhistle though - no idea why. Love the dress -well done x Jane

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

We have a hebe in our front garden too and it is always filled with bees and butterflies. Mid winter here, but your sunny pictures are warming me.

his_girl_friday said...

I want to go dancing!

greenthumb said...

Your new dress looks very summery.

Vix said...

That dress is gorgeous, I want to see lots of pictures of you wearing it at Latitude and having the time of your life! xxx

**Anne** said...

It's lovely to hear you are enjoying that sunshine and enjoying your garden. Your dress is lovely.
Anne xx

tales from a handmade home said...

Just catching up with you Vicki, glad to hear your op went well and it sounds like you're making a speedy your dress, I'm also watching 'The White Queen' too.......what a great series it's turning out to be.
Enjoy the sunshine, Kim.x

forgetmenots blue said...

Lovely weather here in Wales too. In fact its hot hot hot!
I love your butterfly photos so pretty.
Your dress is lovely and has a fab print :)