I have had a lovely weekend, hope you did too.
Heeley Festival was fun, we always see lots of people we know, and the rain didn't dampen our enthusiam too much.
A cream tea requires deep concentration, whether spreading...
... or eating.
I bought these sweet little 1950s glasses from the mini car boot sale, 10p each.
OH likes his chutney.
Toffees, fudge and caramels made by our ex-next door neighbour Zander. That's him, looking like Gene Vincent in the top photo. He has just started his own sweet-making business called Sweet Delights. The apple and cinnamon caramels are my favourite.
So that was the daytime entertainment, which was followed by Barbara arriving to have a rifle through my vintage collection. Sadly, although she did try on my blue frilly bloomers, and all my wigs, I was too hopeless to take photos. So I will show you how beautiful my dear friend is in a Goth-inspired photo from a while back!
She chose a lovely 1960s psychedelic shirt dress and some rose print leggings for our night out, looked amazing, and has packed them in her rucksack to take back to NZ with her.
Barbara, Claire, Karen, me, the Blog Hog twins, and Joanne, having a swift Pimms before hitting the pub. (The kids made do with squash, just in case you were thinking of ringing Social Services.)
I decided the jumpsuit needed an outing. The Sheaf View isn't quite Studio 54, but never mind.
Our night in the pub was great, I had such a good laugh with my lovely friends, and received some fabulous gifts.
Claire and Sally.
Diana and Sue.
Trace, looking a tad unhinged.
Joanne and me.
Unfortunately, I failed to get a photo of my other friend Sue, who gave me the most wonderful present. Have a sneaky peek - ooh la la!
Nights out with friends when you never stop chatting and laughing are just the best!
So I'm feeling a little flat today, Barbara left Sheffield this afternoon and after waving her off, I was a wee bit teary, and then couldn't really be arsed doing very much. Saving the air fares to New Zealand is going to be a long job!
But Littlest is determined that we should go, since she is besotted with Barbara and is most concerned to renew her acquaintance with Barbara's youngest daughter. This photo of our girls was taken 4 years ago, the last time they were together.
We're going to get these girls Skyping soon!