Sunday, 29 April 2007

A family weekend

It's been a great few days. Firstly the Sudeley castle fair was lovely. No sign of Liz Hurley there but I guess the wedding's over! I managed to pick up a great little mail box from the Caroline Zoob stand- totally crap picture, taken at night as usual......

I don't think the photo does it justice, it is lovely, honestly, although I have to admit my friend did say "£12 for THAT?" when I showed it to her. Each to their own, I say. The funniest thing was the lady who sold it to me (not Ms Zoob herself I presume) said "Oh, they're just fabulous, you can have 1 for each member of the family and just take them off the wall and carry them up to the study to sort out your paperwork". I wanted to say "Lady, I can't afford four, and by the way what's a study? - we just have a kitchen table"

Jack had a great time for about an hour, then he was ready to go, just as we were getting into the swing of things. So, I placated him with his very swatter, he was thrilled although he did seem slightly too keen to whack me on the bum with it.

We had a great weekend with grandparents, the sun shone and all was well. Kitty helped her beloved "Poppy" plant his runner beans........

and I dug up a few of his plants to kill in my garden.

We spent Saturday at Churchtown near Southport (home of Louise Loves) which has beautiful botanic gardens. The children love the trains and boat rides there. We then went off to the beach at nearby Ainsdale to have ice-creams and play in the sand. Of course, virgin blogger as I am I didn't take the camera so alas, no photos.

Came back to, joy of joys - more books, namely the "Crafters Companion" recommended on so many blogs, and a couple of embrioidery ones - pictures to follow.


Suzie Sews said...

Sounds Like a great weekend. I visit Southport regularly, it was a place I went to as a child a lot, I used to go in the big outdoor pool, sadly no longer there.
Hope you enjoy your books.
Suzie Sews

julia said...
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Marie said...

Hi Julia

Welcome to the world of blogging. I think that you have made a lovely start and look forward to reading more of your postings.

Your kitchen looks great - you must be really enjoying spending time there.

Stop by and say hello some time.

Wild Rose

Samantha said...

I popped over from Elfie & Me.

I saw those mail boxes in the CL Spring fair. They are lovely, but I know what you mean about not being able to afford 4. And we do have a study!!