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

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  1. It wouldn't be a British bank holiday without a bit of rain!
    Hope Harry's feeling better?
    M x

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  2. You're right of course! Thank you for asking after Harry - he has now finished the second course of antibiotics and fingers crossed seems to be ok, a bit of grass eating which has me fussing, but so far so good xx

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  3. Have to say that the Saturday it rained in the south it was boiling in the north, in fact it was far too hot for me. Didn't do much I have to admit. Bet the kids aren't too happy about going back to school!! x

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  4. The weather is crazy at the moment isn't it - we've gone back to really hot after the downpour on saturday. I've only got one left at school now and he is going into upper sixth, and no you're right he's not that happy about it as it means A level exams this year! Jx

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  5. Great weather down here too.. I kept out of the way of the computer problems and got loads done in the garden!
    I hope the craft fare went well.

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    1. Very sensible Jessica, if it's not your fault don't get dragged into it! It's great to make the most of the weather too. Craft fare was great and between you and me just nice to have a few hours to myself (well, apart from the customers of course, but you know what I mean!) Jx

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  6. WE quite like a beer festival too. No holiday for us - we'll get one in a few weeks instead. Juliex

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    1. I didn't know yours was different, I hope the weather holds for when you get your extra day! Jx

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  7. I'm sorry it rained on your holiday but it sounds like that's to be expected! :) Your little birds are adorable.

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    1. Yes, we don't expect anything less than rain on our bank holidays! Thanks Jennifer. Jx

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  8. Sounds like you have had a nice long weekend despite the weather. Love the cute little birdies.
    M x

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    1. Thanks M. Hoping to get beaks and legs made today - I love my job! Jx

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  9. It suddenly feels like autumn is upon us doesn't it!

    We often visit the Suffolk coast but I've yet to visit The Waterfront, we really must try to :)

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  10. I didn't know you came this way Annie! Jx

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  11. Love the bluebirds and robins - so sweet! My husband would be found in the beer tent too, without a doubt! Sunshine in Scotland but I had to work the Monday - boo hiss! Helen x

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    1. Hasn't it been a fantastic summer though Jx

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  12. Hi there, just discovered your blog and love your sweet little birdies! Looking forward to following your crafty adventures :-)
    Happy weekend,
    xx

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    1. Thank you Gilly, lovely to hear from you. I love finding new blogs and will come and look at yours now! Jx

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  13. The little birds are lovely! They will be perfect when finished! At first I thought summer was going very slow, but now I'm back in the classroom I'm wondering how it passed so quickly!!
    Luckily autumn is a wonderful time of year!!
    Have a great coming up week!
    Tammy

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  14. Thanks Tammy, I hope you're enjoying being back in class! Jx

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  15. I figured from the post I just read there must be an earlier 'bird' post and that's the kind of shot I like, all the little bodies all lined up. Perfect. The bluebirds are looking cute as well. Hope you are enjoying a quiet house. Bx

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  16. Ha ha, me too. I think because my head is muddled with too many ideas it's good to see a bit of order! Jx

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