Sunday, 9 November 2008

It's been a quiet weekend here in the VH household. A trip to the theatre for Kit, a cinema visit and sleepover for a (very) belated birthday treat for Jack, "Nanny McPhee" by the fire...............



a few leftover fireworks and sparklers, with a helping hand from Daddy................

yet more late night crochet and wine.............


a few favourite foods..................


a marathon monopoly session in which the boys seemed to take a little bit too much delight in bankrupting me..............

and a lot of mess on the kitchen table.

Plans for walks and swimming went completely awry and we hardly left the house and actually it was rather nice.

Crochet class at the lovely Anna's cafe begins Tuesday, can't wait, I shall endeavour to take the camera and keep you all updated...............

19 comments:

tam said...

Oh those can be some of the best kinds of weekends! I think my some of my favorite times with my family are spent right at home...
~Tam :)

Liv said...

did you really say crochet class? I would love to join you for some hooking action sometime. Have a few WIP that i need inspitation and tea for. I have also discovered a monthly gloucestershire meeting but havent gone yet. Interested?
love Livs

MelMel said...

Yummy food and top film....i find it very amusing, having been a nanny myself!
xx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh i am so jealous you get to go to the crochet class at No9 :-) its lovely to have a weekend at home sometimes isnt it ? looks like you all had a good time :-)still mean to watch Nanny McP as it seems to come recommended by many !
Lesley x

Sal said...

Oh my! Crochet at a cafe seems the perfect combination to me!!Hope you have a wonderful time ;-)

thriftymrs said...

Lovely weekend.
Crochet class sounds wonderful.. I'll grab my hooks! ;)

. said...

That last picture is so inspiring...

Alfazema

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Monopoly seems to be the fave in our house at the mo, every night the boys ask to play it!!! How lucky you are to live close to NO.9, have fun at the crochet class! Yummy looking fave food! I havent seen Nanny McPhee all the way through, bits I've seen have bben good though, I've just seen Shreck the third for the umpteenth time, I love the humour in it! Have a good day....Claire xx

amy@inspirationchic said...

great photos. family is just great isn't it!

Curlew Country said...

Oooh sounds like bliss. Nothing like a plate of your favourite nibbles to induldge in.

Cosy, cosy!
Stephx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Love those sparkly photos!
I am very envious of your crochet classes at dear Anna's cafe..
I would love to come along but a bit of a trek for me!
Do have fun .. say hello to lovely Anna from me please and don't get cake crumbs all over your lovely crochet!!

Love
Michele xx

Andrea said...

Late night crochet and wine just do not go together for me....I think thats becaus after a few glasses I cant concentrate on how many stitches I have actually done!!! Glad you had a good week-end!! x

Lynne said...

oh, I love sparklers! It looks like I have missed my opportunity this year.

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi Julia,
Just popped by to see if you have your pinny at the ready? The VH fair is fast approaching and my thoughts are turning to cake making(and eating....)and digging out the old christmas crooners cd's.Looking forward to seeing you there, Best Wishes, Annie x

Emma Herian said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend to me! Desperate to see Nanny McPhee, saving it for a cold winters day by the fire.
Have fun at the crochet class, what a good idea, wish it was near me.
Have a good week
Emx

Petticoat Lane said...

Sounds like a lovely week-end. Hope you had a lovely time at No.9, what a winning combination!
Jane. x

Garden Girl said...

Hey lovely lady, thanks for the free advertising! I am sooo sorry I wasn't there on Tuesday, absolutely gutted in fact. I hear it all went well though?
Got discharged last night and am now firmly wrapped up in eiderdown on the sofa, with your beautiful package in my lap. Am so touched, I cried. Thankyou sweetie. Really cheered me up. Hopefully I will be back and well in time for the next class!!
looking forward to the photos!
xxx

prettyshabby said...

I love quiet weekends at home..you just can't beat them..although yours sounded quite busy really! Hope the crochet day went well at Annas..sounds like absolute bliss..coffee, cake and crochet! x

retrorose said...

That just sound like a great weekend. The crochet class will be fun I'm sure. I love getting to our craft night, which is at the moment all knitting and crocheting. It is great to just sit around and discuss things, getting support, and hearing funny stories.