Friday, 14 May 2010

The sun has got his hat on..............

Hip, hip, hip, hip hooray

The sun has got his hat on and at last it is Friday (again).

Good afternoon - can you tell I'm in a good mood?

First bit of good news - I've finished the dollies I want to take to the craft fair later in the month;

The second bit, MrSunshine has returned to Suffolk and I've spent the day out & about.

This morning it was into town to collect some bits I forgot to add to the shop yesterday! and whilst I was there it would have been rude not to go into the charity shops. I spotted this book in the window of the first shop - its one I've wanted for a while;

I headed off round the rest of the town and got to the last shop just seconds too late - there was a gorgeous F&M picnic hamper being bought :( for just £5 - heyho just not my turn for one :(

The postie had been when I got home - some new violin books for little son and a book for me - I've seen this on several blogs & also in Coast magazine. Whilst we've no money for the real thing, pictures will have to do instead;

This afternoon I headed out with Country Girl to the Emporium at Thorpeness - a favourite haunt of ours. The normal pattern of browsing, buying & tea followed. A couple more Ladybirds have been added to my collection;

Thorpeness was lovely - warm & sunny and quiet. I guess of the weekend weather is as promised tomorrow it will be busy with daytrippers & weekenders.  We wandered over to the Mere for a look and a photo opportunity;

You can just see the House in the Clouds & White Mill in the background.

Not many people out of the water today - again I suspect that might be different tomorrow;

Loads of swans on the water today - they started to come over & look at us to feed them - so we didn't hang around. I remember them being rather unfriendly when I was small.   On the way back to the car, we passed this gorgeous vintage car - I'd love one of these - don't stand a chance, I don't drive & I can't see MrVV trading his modern car in for something with no mod cons, however gorgeous it is;

I was home in time to take the dollies out for a photo session in the garden before the boys arrived back from school;

This one ^^^ is my favourite

Have a good weekend folks - lets hope its a warm one for all :)

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Nearly there Claire said...

Sounds a perfect day!!!

I have always wanted one of those cars, I think they are called a Morris Minor Traveller or something, Roy and Hayley have one in Coronation Street! x

Pixiedust said...

I think the dollies look great posing for their photo in the tree, and I love their mad hair. Have a great weekend. xxx Pixie xxx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Great post. Lots of lovely goodies found. Love your new book, not seen it yet but looks very interesting, might have to add it to my book shelf.
Have a great weekend.

Serenata said...

Lovely dolls - you have been busy. Isn't it lovely when the sun comes out? All cloudy and grey here again now.

topchelseagirl said...

Sounds like you had a great day.

Linda said...

Thorpeness - one of my coastal favs! I remember the visit to Peter Pan land in the rowing boats as a small child, idyllic!

Must find the emporium there this summer :-)

Dawn said...

Love the new header picture.

Floss said...

That's been a great day out, even as a reader! And I love your dolls out and about in the garden too. They are very original, which is hard to be when we share so many ideas through blogging!

What to Look For in Summer was a favourite childhood browse...

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Great treasures in the charity shops you found there. Love that old car, our neighbours have one and it sounds so lovely driving off down the road. Your dolls make fab models :-)

mother of purl said...

What lovely dollies, I'm sure they'll sell well, well done! That Edwardian Country Diary book takes me right back- my parents used to have wallpaper based on the illustrations in their bedroom. Lovely blog, will be stopping by often xxx

Jen Walshaw said...

I love the reg dolls, they look brill hanging in the tree. Well done

Beach Bygones said...

Wow, what a perfect kind of day (apart from missing out on the hamper!). I will have to visit the emporium one day, it sounds really good. The dolls look great - where is the craft fair? My girls birthdays are coming up next month and they look an ideal present. Also just finally I have seen that book in Browsers in Woodbridge and must say I am very tempted by it

Maisey's Attic said...

A lovely post - your dolls are gorgeous - and what a great car -

Wishing you a good weekend


magpie chic said...

Such gorgeous, girley dollies! Lovely sunshine too, you lucky things!

Lisa said...

Those dollies are lovely.
Enjoy the sunshine.
Lisa x

melanie said...

I love Country Diary, it is a gorgeous book. :) xx

JuicyFig said...

A tree full of fairies - how perfect!

Lovely blog :~)


Unknown said...

Those dolls are so lovely - I really must make one when I get a spare moment.
Hope you are having a great weekend

...Nina Nixon... said...

I dream of moggies and that is such the perfect colour.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Nina x

BadPenny said...

Oh My Goodnes - if we had kept all my Lady bird books....... !!!
I love your Dollies !

Anonymous said...

Love your dollies, saw a couple of morris minors in the classic car show today. Great find at the charity shop, sorry you missed the F&M hamper ... ;0)

Shirl x