Saturday, 30 April 2011

Royal Wedding Celebrating



Street partying with friends.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Train Trousers






Its been a year since I had a short lived affair with my sewing machine, trousers for my boy were made http://abigsmile4.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-am-knitter-not-sewer-including-30.html tried on, deemed too tight, folded up, put away and forgotten about, needles and yarn in hand once more and all was well again.
But O is once again in need of some Summer adventuring trousers and with a trunk full of wonderful fabric, gifted from a friend, it felt wrong to hit the high street and part with cash.


So with O at playschool,Woman's Hour on Radio 4, I dusted off my neglected sewing machine once more.The faithful thing, sprang straight to life and these trousers were made in just less than an hour, an hour, for goodness sake.O has decided they are just right for driving trains in.

Excellent pattern and sewing advice, came from here http://handyprojects.blogspot.com/2005/04/how-to-make-easy-kids-pants.html


Plans for two more pairs to be made this lovely, long weekend, O has chosen dinosaur and batik fish fabric, just perfect for Summer fun.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Egg Fun








Blessings of the Season.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Feeding the Deer

And the adventures keep coming, another wonderful day out, feeding Scottish Red Deer.
A very bumpy tractor ride, took us into their field, the sight of so many and up so close was breath taking.














We fed them handfuls of food, we stroked and admired them, such gentle and handsome animals.


Our guide, a wonderful old Norfolk farmer, was full of tales and information,his love for the deer shone from him, calling them by name and telling stories about his favourite, Sophie, who didn't leave his side.


Sandpits,sunshine, ice creams, Easter eggs and fancy picnic baskets full of china and flasks of coffee all added to the fun, leaving us feeling so very lucky.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

13



Another teenager in the house, my girl is growing up.

Gone are the gifts of toys and in come suitcases, clothes, cinema tickets and the hugest bunch of roses delivered to our door from a much loved God Father.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

First Crop of the Season

Planted with Daddy,watched and watered.

O has tasted and declared mustard 'licous

Monday, 18 April 2011

Back to Blogging

Exciting times has left this poor blog rather neglected, so yet another catch up and then a post a day to get back into the swing of the wonderful world of blogging, is in order. Lambs to feed, tractors to ride and wonderful friends to share the day with.

40th birthday (mine, argh ! ) weekend away, tucked away in Wales without children for the first time in forever, visits to Wonderwool http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/ and CAT http://www.cat.org.uk/ meeting up with friends, good food and champagne induced early evening sleep made 40 feel not so bad.


Another day at the beach with more kite flying, wave chasing, flasks of coffee and picnics.




Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Monday, 4 April 2011

with Friends





Magical Spring Days.