Sunday, 7 August 2016

Home again

Yesterday we had a walk down the road to the pub for lunch and spent quite a while playing Irish Snap - a game that Thomas taught me.
They might only be weeds but they're still pretty and filled the hedgerows with colour.
Today, we paid an extra £5 to stay on site until 5pm instead of having to leave at noon. Worth every penny for the extra time and the leisurely pack up.

Plus it meant we could go out for a couple of hours to Blakemere Craft Centre, a collection of little shops; antiques, tea rooms, sweet shop etc. I didn't buy anything but it was nice to have a wander around.
We didn't put our awning up this time but a lady arrived on Friday with her 4 children aged 8 and under, the 8 year old being quite a handful. She'd only picked the van up that day and she'd also bought an awning.  All credit to her for towing and setting up by herself, but the awning was obviously too much for her so Mark put it up. That was after sorting out her electrics that weren't working! He's a good man.

The first load of washing is in and thanks to Amy I've come home to a pile of ironing done. What a star she is. 

I'm hoping to post my poncho creation tomorrow. See you then. 

xxx








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  1. Sit back and relax, for this evening at least. Your Mark sounds like a good egg. Great photograph of Thomas. X

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    1. Thanks Jules. Awnings aren't the easiest things to put up so it was good of him to offer to do it, especially as we'd made the decision not to bother with ours! But she needed the extra space. As well as the 4 children she'd also taken a 9 year old cat and a 12 week old kitten! I couldn't even contemplate doing something like that on my own. xx

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  2. What a great guy. My hubby is a bit like that but I wouldn't let him anywhere near electrics...lol.
    Blakemere.....I used to go there lots when I was cardmaking. DD and I used to have a Cheshire craft shopping day and we'd start at Blakemere then go on to Crab Apple Crafts at Frodsham. After that we'd go cross country to Walgherton and Dagfields Antique and Crafts centre. I expect they have all changed quite a bit since the last time we went some years ago.
    Nice to have you home-x-

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    1. Sounds like we've all got some good hubby's out there :) The electrics was more a case of eliminating problems (turned out to be something to do with the motor mover) rather than re-wiring!

      I didn't see anything to do with cardmaking, but I could have missed it. It was nice to have a wander round but the majority of shops were the type that had lovely good in and were nice to browse around, but nothing that I would actually buy iykwim. xx

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  3. You do have a good man there.Sort of thing Bill does. makes me proud :O) There's that saying 'weeds are just flowers that grow in the wrong place', I've probably badly misquoted, but it's true. Some weeds are so pretty, I often pick them and stick in a vase.

    Great pic of Thomas. Ah, you can't go wrong with a pub lunch! If Amy wants to come and surprise me by doing my ironing, well, that would be just fine! ;O)
    xxx

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    1. He's always willing to lend a hand if he can and it does make me feel proud. I think some weeds are really pretty and I wouldn't be adverse to popping a few in a little vase.

      Bless her, Amy even ironed Thomas' new school shirts and hung them up in the wardrobe. I didn't expect her to do that. She's always been independent and she's becoming quite self sufficient as well now. I'll see what she says about popping down to do your ironing, but don't hold your breath I think the shirts finished her off :) xx

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  4. Welcome back! That's a long road to the pub! I hope there's another kindhearted Mark type to help this lady when she packs up to go home!

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    1. It does look long doesn't it, but it only took us about 10 minutes to walk there and we were only sauntering as well. Believe it or not it's a really busy road as well, just a fluke that I got a photo with no cars in.

      I did think that myself, although getting it down probably won't be too bad. But I've no idea how she'll put it up again. They're not easy to do and doing your own can be enough work without doing another one. I'm sure she'll find somebody to give her a hand though. xx

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  5. Glad you could extend your holiday for a little longer. Very kind of your husband to help that lady set up her awning. And very thoughtful of Amy to do the ironing for you. I hope you have a lovely week.

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    1. It certainly helps to stay on site a few hours longer. Means we can take our time packing up and sorting ourselves out. I thought he was just going to slide it into the rail thing for her but no, he did the full set up including hammering in the pegs. Not sure she'll find anybody to do that for her again. Amy is becoming very adept at doing things since she's started staying home for weekends. She loves having the house to herself and doing bits and bobs. All good experience for the future. xx

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