Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Fancy dress success and a card!

Hi I'm back! As mentioned we've had a couple of days with Matthew's mum and Dad who live on the coast near Cromer. I wasn't looking forward to it, his parents are different to mine, more 'old' in their ways, and I knew I wasn't going to be able to watch the programmes I like on tv (mainly Big Brother, and I missed the proposal between Mario and Lisa!).
We arrived at lunchtime on Sunday as she had told us there was going to be a fete/fair at the caravan/leisure park near to where they live, they were having a fancy dress competition so we packed the outfits for the girls to enter. It was uncertain as to whether we would go or not as it was raining, so after our picnic lunch in the house, we decided to hell with it and went, it wasn't a particularly big do but the children liked having a go on the side stalls. We changed them into their outfits and Hollie as 'Mary Mary Quite Contrary' came 3rd (the dress I wore as a bridesmaid when I was a youngster!!! and a basket with cockle shells, silver bells and pretty maids all in a row that we made for when Lillie wore this at nursery!) and Lillie the 'mermaid' came 1st!! So it was worth it, they both received certificates, a big variety bag of sweets and before opening thought it was a congratulations card, only to find Hollie had a £5 voucher and Lillie £15 for Woolworths wow!!!!! Tia and the other children were given a handful of sweets to for taking part.
We then went on to Matthews auntie and uncle's as his uncle was having a bbq to celebrate his 65th birthday, they are a really nice couple and it was nice having the family together as it meant we got to see his niece and nephew who although they don't love too far away we hardly see! The children had great fun in the hot tub!! Here they are with grandad! After a rough night, up with Hollie crying on and off all night and a rock hard bed, we headed to Cromer 'zoo park' it's not been open long and I thought it was pants, Matthew thought it was ok, it's needs to get more established and more animals, but the best bit was the parrot that mimicked a crying child, it was great!!!!!
We headed home mid morning yesterday stopping off at Wells we had a picnic then went on the beach, but were only there about an hour as Hollie was crying. She has been complaining of a tummy ache for a week, has gotten really really lathargic, doesn't want to do anything, wants to be carried all of the time, and cries a lot, I took her to the doctors this morning and he thinks it's a water infection and has given her antibiotics, fingers crossed these do the trick.
Well I haven't really been in the mood to do anything much today, so except make dinner and tea and take Hollie to the doctors I've not, well that is except a bit of blog hopping and catching up. I did make a card for my cousin who has just recently moved house, I used last weeks Friday Sketchers sketch and the clipart pictured I had used on an earlier card.


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Joanne, Your girls look fab in their outfits and congratulations to them for their great prizes. They must have been so excited. Love your card and the great design, love the little charm too, Hugs, Nikki x

LazyKay said...

WELL DONE on their fancy dress prizes, you've got some lovely pictures - love the hot tub one too.

Nice card.


Becky said...

Hi Joanne! Congratulations to the girls! Brill card and photos!
Love Becky xx

Chris said...

Hi Joanne, sounds like you had a mixed few days but fab that the girls won prizes. Hope Hollie is feeling better soon and your New Home card is fantastic! Hugs, Chris x

Marlou said...

congratulations to your girls Joanne :) and a beautiful card you have made :) x

Dori said...

Keep up the good work.