Tins from Morrisons

Really delighted with my new tins from Morrisons

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Big Session in Leicester

This weekend we went to the Big Session in Leicester. Was a great weekend , meeting up with friends from all around the country, chatting, drinking and listening to some great music from Oysterband, The Demon Barbers, Karine Polwart amongst many others

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Festival at The Steamboat Tavern

The following weekend we went to the festival at the Steamboat which is by one of the cuttings near the centre of Ipswich. Once again there was plenty of dancing:

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End of May Half term

It’s ages since I have posted so there is loads to catch up on. Towards the end of half term we camped with some friends at a site near Woodbridge. Much to the amusement of other campers , up went my bunting:

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On the Friday I persuaded Harry to drive to Bungay to a marvellous fabric shop where I spent over an hour drooling over fabric and eventually emerged with the following.

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On the Saturday we spent time in Woodbridge where Harry danced with Green Dragon and I went shopping and stopped occasionally to watch the dancing.

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You do meet and see the strangest of people at a dance out!

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On the Sunday it was down to The Cherry Tree for lunch and to watch some more dancing.

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Followed by music in the park

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Suffolk Show

Yesterday we braved the weather and went to the Suffolk show. It was cold and rainy but there were a few highlights. Walking around we bumped into Harry’s daughter,Kate and the two grandsons. Then we went and watched his eldest daughter, Samantha get 2nd in the Dartmoor and Shetland pony class.

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Then as we were leaving I bought a peely bin from this stall:

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Reorganising the conservatory

Over the weekend I spent a lot of time tidying and resorting the conservatory so I can use it for sewing as it has a lovely big table. Here it is at its tidiest.

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More about the first May bank holiday weekend

I promised more so here it is. I know its late but school has been so hectic with coursework deadlines and exam revision classes.

More of the morris dancing with Green Dragon morris

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Until they were so exhausted:

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Then followed several trips back to this wonderful shop to buy fabric and more fabric and still more fabric……

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The following day we traipsed down to the castle:

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Where we watched a band The Singing Loins, that does punk type music:

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We travelled back to Suffolk on the Sunday evening and on Monday we were at the Museum of East Anglian life in Stowmarket for yet more morris dancing.

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And grandson, Samuel:

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and then Samuel with his grandad

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When a woman in the crowd heard me talking to Samuel about his grandad dancing, she was really impressed and asked if I had really said  ‘grandad’

The museum had various displays that caught my eye:

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The school room

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The bedroom

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Then finally the afternoon finished with dancing around the may pole:

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