Saturday, 10 July 2010

Seaside Trip For Riccall Brownies

Henrietta was so excited this morning, at long last, her seaside Brownie Trip had arrived.  They are going to Scarborough for the day, visiting the Sealife Centre and having a ride on an open top bus.  Hope you all have a great time Brownies.

An outing for me is on the cards too, its Riccall Summer Ball tonight, Im going with my friends Helen and Jane.  It should be a really good night, more photos to follow - if Im not too hungover!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Garden Bunting

As you might know, I cannot use a sewing machine, never have never will.

I wanted some bunting for my garden, but as I am on a saving spree (camping holiday coming up), I didnt want to spend any money.  Felt bunting didnt sound too convincing, but hey why not give it a go.  With a little encouragement from Jenny over at Winnibriggs I made some bunting and tied it to the swing seat.  Have to admit, Im pretty pleased with it - Im thinking of making some to put on the fence.

Hooray for felt bunting - Im hooked.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Charlie's Got The Chickens

Oh well, it had to happen sooner or later - Charlie has Chicken Pox.  He's been quite ill with them too, although not that ill, he can still manage to eat his favourite cream biscuit. Any suggestions for remedies etc would be appreciated

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Riccall Carnival 2010

What a fab weekend we had.  It was Riccall Carnival, lots of things to do and see.  As parking is pretty limited up at the community centre, the organisers put on a double decker bus to pick up the villagers and take them to the fair - what a brilliant idea.

Henrietta wanted her face painting, by the very talented Dawn Smith

Who turned my daughter into a beautiful .......................

.................................. butterfly

Also at the carnival were some gorgeous vintage cars, Charlie liked the little red bubble car - and who could blame him

The weather was just perfect, which meant lots of villagers

My friend Helen had a stall selling her wonderful Phoenix Trading cards.  These are just the most beautiful cards you can buy.  Visit her here to see more: 

Charlie won what I thought was an owl on the raffle - he quickly informed me it was a baby penguin, still not convinced.

On Sunday, we packed up a picnic and headed for the village green, where there was a live singer, rides for the kids, drum playing - dont ask, you can just see my two in the bottom left of the photograph - Charlie has an orange top on and Henrietta has a black vest top on

 The kids really enjoyed themselves, it was such a wonderful weekend.  Its great when the village comes together like this - I really cant imagine living anywhere else.

I will leave you with a photograph of our very pretty village church - St Mary's