Can you guess where we're off to on Saturday!
Yep, we're all going on a weeks break to Cornwall - yippee!!! Our school bundle all their teacher training days into 1 week after the May half term - how great is that in terms of getting a cheaper break away?!
Got into a bit of a cold sweat when we booked it as I wanted to go to the Vintage and Handmade fair this coming Saturday, but it's en route so all good. I'll be in tow with hubby and 2 little herberts and I think hubby thinks that as the car will be jam packed I won't be able to make too many purchases - ha, we'll see about that!
I always get so stressed just before we go away, getting orders up to date and sent out, washing, ironing, mowing the lawn etc etc and what seems like a swear word to (some) men - PACKING - why is it that men and packing just don't go hand in hand? I don't even mind packing hubby's stuff but he hasn't even got anything out yet. Not being very good at 'not' saying what I think I did highlight the fact that time was moving on etc etc. He made some movement and managed to get 'socks' out, nothing else but just socks?????? AAGH.
Moving on - I hope everyone's having a good half term for those with children and at least the weather has decided to pick up, although the weekend was glorious. We did the rounds at a couple of car boots and will share the great goodies with you on my return.
We've met up with friends at local country parks, played football and a bit more football, and a bit more. On Wednesday we went to visit my mum. I was hoping she'd be the one to help sort out my crochet, but to no avail! She's forgotten how to do it!
Interestingly enough, in the 60's she used to make crochet hats as they were all the rage, and she sold them! We then had a good route through some of her old books. One Ladybird book was given to her by her school and had a book plate in it with the date of 1956! Of course it was written in ink pen. Writing with ink pens seem to be a thing of the past now. Typically I didn't have my camera so can't share some pics. She had Milly Molly Mandy - remember those. Little Black Sambo - you certainly can't get those anymore.
I also found out that my grandparents had all the Beryl Ware, but I think it's all gone now. My grandmother doesn't like clutter and tends to get rid of everything - blast!
Well, I won't waffle on any further. Enjoy what's left of the half term and I'll see some of you tomorrow, otherwise I'll catch up with you all on my return. I might be tempted to take a sneak peek at your posts as I'm taking the laptop with me (sad I know) as I have to keep on top of emails etc.
Bye for now. Xx