Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Oh well, that's the last bank holiday of the summer and it was a busy one. The weather was dreadful on Saturday which was a shame as we had a family get together in Essex, which should have involved eating outside and games of rounders, but instead was indoors with the rain bucketing down outside.
On Sunday we went to the Ipswich Maritime Festival. Ipswich Docks has been completely renovated and is now known as 'the Waterfront'. I will get used to calling it that eventually! It has the dubious honour of having the last bomb of WW2 dropped on it and for years was a working dock. It is now full of yachts in the 'marina' and expensive flats. The up side is it also has some fab places to eat. Anyway, back to the festival, there were lots of tall ships visiting and craft and food stalls, a funfare and my husbands personal favourite - a beer festival! Re-enactments were carried out with cannons going off left, right and centre, causing small children and dogs to howl and a good time was had by all.
Monday I was at a craft fare all day. It feels like summer is drawing to a close, although the weather is really hot today, Ben will go back to school next week and I am making in earnest for the coming months, just one photo though of some bluebirds and robins that are waiting for feet and beaks before they are made into winter brooches. I love seeing things lined up neatly! Hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend - would love to hear what you have been doing x