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31 August 2014

Family - a Burghley get together

On Saturday we finally got to have our aborted get together with friends.  Venue Burghley Garden of Surpises.

After a cool start, too cool for the children to strip off and play in the fountains, we managed our picnic in the sunshine. A lovely day was had by all.

This friendship goes back years, actually more years than I care to admit! Judy and I first met when we were 12 and we cycled to school together. Judy was the year above me being just slightly older, but we worked part time and socialised together.  We met our husbands at the same time, they being friends from their village and school.  So as you can imagine we all have lots of shared memories. Whilst Judy's family moved away to Northampton before they got married we kept in touch and visited one another a fair bit.  Both of us went on to have 2 daughters a piece - their daughters being Katie and Chloe, who both have a daughter each Charlotte and Amelie. We have shared holidays and weekends away.  We don't see one another that often these days, life and families take up lots of spare time (we wouldn't have it any other way), but when we do, we just pick up where we left off.  Easy friendship, and I am thankful for it.

So without further ado, here is my photographic record of the day. Hopefully Katie and Chloe's husband's, who weren't able to join us on this occasion will enjoy them and feel a little bit part of the day.











The "boys" catching up, took them a while to walk down.......







Miss C wasn't too happy about her granny holding Miss J

Rufus with his new school haircut

he still has a few curls just at the back

Tim kindly took a group photo, Laurie decided he wasn't going to be in it either, though you can just see him popping up in the moving one, thanks Google



The ball game started to get a bit rough!





A lovely day, thank you all for coming and to Beck and Chloe for arranging it.

27 August 2014

Knitting - More from the bag of blue

A couple of weeks back I decided to work through a bag of blue yarn.  Here are my latest projects worked from the bag.




There is still a way to go but I'm enjoying seeing what I can get out of it.  Thats all for today, looks like the sun is going to shine, which makes a change from the last week or so.

25 August 2014

Family - Raining again..... it must be a holiday!

Today is the last public holiday until Christmas, and guess what, its raining.  In fact its pouring and due to be all day. This morning I have finished one of my WIP's. I had hoped to get it done for Ru to take home, but with a sleeve still to do and too much playing to be done I figured it would keep for another week.





We at least had a dry weekend for the boys, so I guess a day sitting around quietly will actually be the best way to recuperate!!

Friday Miss J and her mummy joined us for some play......



spot the engagement ring - she has finally announced it to the world, well Facebook, so thats as good as xx
Singing and dancing........



Lunch.........


Modelling........ one I made earlier


Blackberrying, actually there wasn't much to show as the boys ate most of them!!



Laurie kindly gave up the tractor to let Miss J take the driving seat, not sure there won't be a fight in years to come, as Miss J loved "driving"


Saturday we took the boys to Flag Fen  for a dino dig.


















Sunday the digging continued in the garden.... we may have hidden a few things for him to find



 


Chicken herding....


 Another apple! I'm actually not sure how many he picked up and ate, at least we know they are fresh and we have more than enough to go round



Coffee time and then to decide which WIP to work on next, me thinks that maybe a bit of ten stitch would go down well, sort of mindless knitting.  Enjoy your day off if you have one