Friday, 24 July 2009

Milling and Mulling. . .

Wow. I can't believe it has been so long since I last wrote anything. It has been a busy few weeks. I spent a lot of time preparing for the Weeting Steam Rally, which to be honest turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. I spoke to lots of the other stall holders and they all said the same but still it was an experience. And I was in a better position than some who didn't manage to cover their costs. And I met a lovely couple selling soap who sent a bar over to cheer us up.
Following the weekend I popped over to see the inlaws, (brother and sister not parents), and spent a couple of days being looked after and fed and playing with my great, (yes thats right), niece and chatting with her mum. They had come down for the weekend from South Shields to see Dad/Grandad. I feel I should be in my eighties when I say i'm a great aunt not in my twenties. Funny old world huh!
However the best bit of news for the week is my parents came to see me today my Mum was ever so excited as she had something to bring me but wouldn't let on what it was. My Dad came in with what appeard to be a rather heavy box and they both sat on the edge of their seats while I sorted the baby things and made a pot of tea. When I finally got round to it I thought my Mum was going to explode. I am now the proud and very excited owner of my very own rolling mill. I still am not quite sure why my Mum decided that she wanted to get me one or what I did to deserve it and I couldn't quite believe it when I opened the box and pulled off the plastic. What a fantastic end to the week. When I have got it properly set up and had time to play with it i'll post some pics.
The only thing I'd ask for to top it off would be a phone call from the hubby. Maybe tomorrow hey!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Fun Day Out.

Yesterday we went to an event organised to celebrate 70 years of flying at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk. There were a host of displays and attractions. Lots of flying displays, gun runs, dogs and cadet groups.
The grand finale was an Apache display.
The best part of the day for me was bumping into old family friends who had entered their Frazer Nash into the best kept vintage civilian vehicle display. Miss England put in an appearance and was judge of this competition, which the Nash won. Miss England must have good taste. (lol).

The winning car with it's smallest driver yet.
It was a lovely day and made a change to our usual Saturday chores and duties.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Fly by night. . .

I was quietly minding my own business last night watching some background t.v, waiting for the CSI repeat and making a bracelet when the cat came bounding in the living room. I looked up to see the biggest moth I have ever seen in my house. It was huge, at a guess 4" wingspan and 3" long maybe. I was wondering how on earth to get it out without the cat hurting it and didn't take a good look but it was definately red and black. I had a mild panic about what to do with it and called the neighbour who perhaps now thinks I am bit of an odd ball but did agree it was massive. He managed to catch it in a mug and let it free and this morning it had flown away so I am hoping it didn't get hurt in the evacuation process.
There was a photo but on a real camera so when the film is processed i'll add a pic. (Just to prove I am not a complete wuss and it really was quite big!)
I am now looking forward to another lovely day and am off to Hawkeden later this morning to join the VSCC for lunch.
Have a good weekend all of you!