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This seems to have happened very quickly.  This was last week…

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….and this was today…

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 It was glorious.  Stanley and I sat and read in the sun aaaaaalllllllllll afternoon, until the sun went behind the neighbour’s tree and our feet and paws got a little bit nippy….

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Let’s hope it stays for a bit.  In other news, I built a boat.  Well, sort of.  It’s a land-going boat, but good enough for a 6 year old and a 3 year old who have their eye patches and cutlasses at the ready….

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We’ve had the weirdest weather recently.  Snow, sun, rain, gales and hail in the space of an hour.  We had  a little weekend visitor with us on friday night and asked her what she wanted for supper.  Which is how we ended up having spaghetti pizza and a midnight feast in front of the fire.  And on saturday the weather finally settled on grey, rainy and miserable so we made little trip to Lyme Regis for ice creams, stopping at the aquarium on the way where four little spiky fish seemed desperate to be photographed, starfish snuggled together against the cold

…and I still managed to knock up 100 metres of bunting…

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At laaaasssstt…..the sun has come along.   What a beautiful day, deep blue sky, crispy air, hazy sunshine, misty sea and just beautiful colours.  I made the most of the light to photograph some bunting and more of my new cushions I’ve been working on.  The pink orchid seems to have a fiery dragonny phoenix thing flying out of it, and Stanley just enjoyed sitting in the sun and watching the boats…

I was just going through my photo albums from the summer and stumbled across lots of really fabulous bright jolly sunshiney photos that didn’t make it onto the blog first time round so I thought I’d give them a second chance.  Look out for the shooting star in one of the lighthouse ones and for the Olympic Pizza rings…

I’m finally relaxing after an exhausting non-stop weekend at the River Cottage Autumn Fair.  I sold so much bunting I ran out of ‘I’s, ‘A’s and ‘H’s.  There were lots of Harrys, Isabels, Daisys, and names ending in ‘ie’.  My stall was between two lovely ladies, one selling gorgeous pottery and one selling gorgeous leather things and handbags.  There were lots of fun things to buy and do including welly wanging, a vegetable fancy dress competition, puppet shows, cooking demonstrations and lots and lots of animals to look at.  I also was pleased to make some bunting for some of the other stall holders including this yummy mummy

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…and at bedtime we were all treated to the most beautiful glowing orange full moon…

 

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Well…it’s day five of the four day weekend and finally I have enough time to sit and write and, more importantly, share my photos with you.  We had a lovely Jubilee Block party in the garden of our flats.  We had more bunting than we knew what to do with (literally – we were doubling up!), Union Jacks galore, crowns, thrones, face painting, live music, games, races and heaps of laughing, dancing and fun.  Here’s the first set of photos – food, flags and flowers…

 

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We had storm clouds a-gathering yesterday.  We watched them roll in from inland but we didn’t see a drop of rain.  Just as well as we spent part of the evening hanging out round one of the bunting comittee’s contribution to the Jubilee.  I didn’t mean it to be so red, white and blue, but thought why not – you can’t fight it…

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Well, where to start!? From finishing work on friday to going to bed on sunday, it has been the most beautiful photogenic weekend EVER. The weather was just incredible and we found time for paddling, walking, car-booting, gardening, buntinging, eating, sewing, playing and basking…

The highlight for me was the collection of treasure waiting to be discovered at the car-boot sale.  We found a whole box of old rolls of pianola music, all decorated in lovely graphics and type.  My eyes popped out at the 1890s sewing machine still with its instuctions!  Although the manual was a little worse for wear – never use sellotape on paper, ask my sister;  it’s a paper conservator’s nightmare.  Also uncovered was a lovely old ink pad tin, with ink, a ludo box full of marbles, a roaring, walking, gnashing, flashing dinosaur and a very funky golf cocktail set… 

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