Sunday, 29 April 2012

A wet welcome .......

If anybody mentions a hosepipe ban or drought I am liable to slap them ;-)

We now have an unplanned water feature in the centre of the garden ..... we are on clay soil so it will take ages for it to soak away properly.  It was such a shame because the children had just started playing down on the grass now we'll have to wait until it dries out.

Wednesday was wet welcome day to my 5th grandchild ..... Harry Lewis arrived at 11.50 am weighing a healthy 8lb 4oz and he is a little beauty even if I do say so myself !

with his proud cousin who has been a very clever girl today in her first streetdance competition ..... she came 3rd out of 100 children in her age group .... well done Ellie xx

This afternoon they have visited so that he could meet his great nanny and he was wide awake

All this wetness has put paid to car booting ..... if I don't get out next weekend there are going to be some serious withdrawal symptoms round here

Time has been spent sorting out the fabric stash and yesterday I sat cutting up scraps into hexagons for future quilt projects and I've been on a red, white and blue theme with the Jubilee in mind ..... I do have a correction to make here as my menobrain made me think that the Jubilee Garden Party on 26th May isn't in Kettering but is in Northampton on the Kettering Road ..... must get to Specsavers !!   Apologies if I confused anyone .... I seem to have confused myself.

Country Matters at Hexton have a Jubilee themed table display at the moment .... the colours are very eye catching as you walk in the door.

Now I am looking forward to a relaxing Sunday evening in front of the box with a nice glass of red.

Hope you've all had a good weekend x


  1. Congratulations on grandchild No 5!! And well done Ellie. I hope you haven't got washed out today, thank goodness the sky has cleared this evening - here's to a brighter week.

  2. Such beautiful grandchildren Lala. Congratulations to all and well done Ellie. Enjoy your red wine this evening - you deserve

    Dancing on a Blade of Grass

  3. Congratulations, what a beautiful baby Harry is. Congratulations to Ellie too, she must be very talented to have come third out of so many. I hope you have your feet up now and are enjoying a relaxing evening.
    Ann x

  4. What a lovely baby. Congratulations.

  5. Congratulations! He's gorgeous. Come on sunshine we are all suffering from carboot withdrawal!!

  6. Aw - lovely! Congratulations!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  7. HELLO Harry! :O))

    Good to know he arrived safe and sound! Ellie should be very proud of herself. The rain has been so heavy here it woke me a couple of hours ago so I am catching up with fellow bloggers......

  8. Thank you ladies .... I had another lovely cuddle with him last night ..... no matter how many babies I see I just cannot take my eyes off them ..... perfection !!

  9. Congratulations and welcome to Harry Lewis, hope he has a wonderful life filled with love and laughter.
    It has stopped raining (well for the moment) but it is still pretty cold here. We have clay soil too, you can only really work it in Spring and Autumn, the upside is that it is a pretty fertile type of soil (and don't the weeds just love it!)
    Thank you for your kind comments, hope the sun shines for you too this weekend.
    Carol xx