I need to immigrate, not sure where to, but there must be a country where it doesn't rain 24/7 in the middle of the summer !!
We had a nice weekend despite the horrible weather. It was the Horticultural show in our village on Saturday and we did enjoy it. I love this very English tradition. People compete for the best homegrown vegetable and fruit, the best piece of art and cake, the best picture and and flower arrangement .. Harry had entered a competition of an "Imaginary mini beast " and won first prize !! ( ok, his was the only one !! ) but he was also chosen as the best piece of children's art and another cup. Amelie won second place for her non functional piece of art . She had made an insect house with some painted clay insects and butterflies and I won third prize for my "Flowers from the garden ". Which I am very pleased with as there were dozens of entries and I was competing against very old ladies who have been doing these kind of things for years !!. We also came back with bags of vegetables from the auction, a few tomato and pepper plants, and I won a flower pot at the raffle !! So a very good day indeed. And that was despite the terrible hangover, but we won't go into details !!!
On Friday I received a fantastic parcel from Natalie Elphinstone. I had won one of her give away and I was very excited when I saw the Australian stamp. The parcel was full of beautiful goodies and the picture only shows a few but trust me, it was once more, Christmas in the summer !!
Finally, I have decided to enter the Sketchy Thursday challenge, although I have checked and there are already some amazing entries !!. This is the sketch...
And this is my take.
The pictures where taken last Friday during Sports day at School. Both Amelie and Harry did extremely well. (must be the training at 6 every morning !! ) ( I am kidding !!) (Better clarify this before Social Services come knocking on my door !! ). I know, people say it is the taking part that count and they are probably right, but I am very competitive and so are the kids so I was really proud of them !!.