Well! What a fabulous response to my competition and thank you so much for taking time out to enter. The lucky winner is Sarah Laycock – congratulations! Your prize will be on its way to you very soon! As you may have gathered if you were with me for my shows on Monday evening I have fallen foul of the dreaded lurgy! I thought I was going to get away with just a sore throat, but I now have a horrid cough and I’ve been in bed pretty much since Tuesday afternoon! So it’s been really lovely to read the responses to the competition, where so many of you correctly guessed that the sound was indeed me carving out a pumpkin!
Along with scraping ice off the windscreen, it was by far the most popular answer, and there was me thinking it would confuse you! I really enjoyed the slightly random answers too though like ‘someone running, shutting the door then running again’, and ‘squirrels getting their nuts ready for hibernation’ – they cheered me up no end : ). I have managed to reply to some of you who posted with an update, but for those of you I have not yet answered I promise I will get round to it this weekend.
Something else I haven’t got round to doing is trying out my brand-new AeroPilates machine which Colin very kindly put together for me. It’s all part of my trying to strengthen my back and get fitter regime! As the winter draws in, I know I’ll be less inclined to go out and walk so I thought this might be the best form of non-impact exercise for me! That said, I had a lovely walk in the sunshine last weekend, and took the photograph above. Autumn really is a beautiful time of year isn’t it?
Talking of photographs, one of our wedding presents from the children was a photo shoot for the entire family! It’s been booked for this Sunday, so heaven help the photographer! It should be great fun though, and Lucy and Simon are coming with Honey the night before so that we can all go together. There will be 16 of us in total plus Rae’s pug Avicci! I’ll let you know how we get on : )
I thought you may like to see this picture taken last weekend at Carters Steam Fair. They set up on our village green twice a year, and for two days the place is buzzing. Beautifully painted rides, and old fashioned attractions like Hook A Duck, Shove Halfpenny and Strongman. They even had a Ghost Train which we all went on and screamed like children, but the carousel is definitely my favourite : ).
I’m very much hoping to be back with you this Sunday night when our TSV is a pack of two print and plain tops from Nina Leonard, but until then stay warm and stay well!
With my love,