since I last blogged? I have been a bit rubbish with finding time to get on-line recently. Life just goes like that sometimes I suppose, so in an effort to catch up (again!) there now follows a selection of randomness.
The Saturday after our hot dog picnic we all went to Netley Abbey for a couple of hours. It is quite rare these days for all 4 of us to take a trip together and for it to happen twice within the space of one week is nothing sort of miraculous. T had a smashing time on both occasions, we think that perhaps he just forgot going out with your mum and dad can be fun.
So to prove he was with us here he is doing a less intense version of the Karate Kid pose!
My mum rang me very excitedly one afternoon to say she was looking through the local paper, just as she does every day, and there on the page staring back at her was T and S, a photo taken at the sponsored walk! G is at the back with part of his head on show and all you can see of me is my leg as S is stood slap bang in front of me. We didn't realise we were going in the paper so I nipped to the shop sharpish and bought a copy for G's mum to keep.
How good do these cookies look? I can vouch for their deliciousness. They were made one evening by T and S. One evening after we had eaten T asked if he could bake a cake, I said he could but he had to choose which one and do it himself. He is a great one for wanting to get someone else to do everything else for him! In the end he decided cookies would be quicker. S was very keen to help and between them they did it. It was lovely watching and listening to them work together.
It is the season of the summer fete and I took S to one a couple of weekends ago. The organisers had devised a decathlon for the children which included throwing wellies, balancing along a bench, scoring a goal, putting a golf ball and scrambling under a tarpaulin. Once all were completed a certificate and small bar of chocolate were awarded.
G and I have been very busy in the back garden. We've been to the tip and finally got rid of the last bits and pieces of rubbish. Window boxes have been planted for the front of the house and strawberries were bought from B&Q for a very reasonable 6 for £3.00 and hung in hanging baskets in the back garden. The honeysuckle is out and it smells heavenly. There is still lots more to do but it's so much tidier and that helps enormously.
Then at the end of our busy days we have a rest in these. Stripy deckchairs which used to belong to my dad. So many reasons to love them.
And so to last weekend, Sunday to be precise. We all (yes again!) went into town for the Thai festival. Sweet chilli chicken, chicken satay, prawn tempura and noodles were all enjoyed once we had walked up and down the various food stalls and decided which one liked the look of the most.
J is a friend of T's. They went to Infant and Junior school together and still keep in touch now and she was dancing at the festival and she looked gorgeous in her beautifully bright coloured dress.
As well as the traditional dancers the Lady Boys were on hand strutting their stuff in skimpy outfits
I haven't been out and about in charity shops or any shops really but I did manage a quick look in a couple on Saturday when we went to Salisbury where I found the cutest little egg cup which had to come home and live on the dresser.