Camped again this w/end and unlike last w/end, weather was v.v. hot, in fact toooooo hot if you ask me (some people are never happy are they?). Still, we had a lovely time. Camped in a little place called Small Dole in Sussex just north of Shoreham and all for £8 per tent per night - bargain! You're in luck, dear readers, I didn't take many pics this time - so this'll be mercifully short:
Our friends had this massive balloon which the children flew on Saturday morning and named Brontosaurus (for fairly obvious reasons):
Mr J and P and brother cavorting by the sea. What a pair of ninnies oops I mean what a handsome pair they make:
Sunday - chanced upon afternoon tea and home-made yummy cakes at a local church. Very pleasant sitting in the shade of a tree sipping tea. Here's a pic of Mr J and P with his tea and an interesting local character in the background.
I thought you might be interested in some of my belated birthday pressies that I got from our friends this w/end - lucky old me.
Lovely spotted jug:
A Hornsea lidded dish to add to my ever growing collection of Hornsea stuff (yet another collection in the making):
I'm soooooooo excited about this one:
Published in 1973, it is jam-packed with instructions on how to do every single knitting and crochet stich you can imagine. It also contains the history of knitting and crochet, how to make embellishments such as tassles and pompoms and even the "correct aftercare of finished pieces of work". And as for the patterns - loads of them - with the best pictures ever:
Loving the alliteration here:
Fabulous cardies and crocheted tops:
This is Bertie Bottleguard (come on, you know you want to make one):
I'm really not sure about Trendy Trudy - she looks a little odd to me and a tad scarey:
And talking of the odd (and scarey) - I also got this tray:
It's marvellous don't you think?!!