Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Johnny Spice brings cheer to the fading summer

Hello all, I had a brilliant bank holiday weekend, not that you'd know about it as there is no actual evidence, I left my camera at home.

Saturday was spent in a field in Battle with friends at a Girls Aloud concert. The summer as I have said before (maybe I am a bit of a broken record on this subject?) seems to have ended, so I kept cosy with a cup of hot chocolate and a couple of sugared doughnuts until the girls were on stage then the surging crowd kept me warm. I'm not really a concert type, too much is beyond my control. I feel physically sick at the thought of going to a festival like Glastonbury, but I have to admit I had unexpected fun in amongst the carnage of plastic bottles and hundreds of people.

Sunday we went to a hog roast an the in-laws country pub then spent the evening baking brownies and watching movies. Monday a spur of the moment trip to Alfriston, a country village with shops selling all my favorite things, violet creams, pineapple and coconut ice cream, organic produce, and an added bonus of the annual village festival, where we lunched on flame cooked corn on the cobs and watched people slinging hay bales and dancing to the johnny spice swing band. We discovered a cute little music shop selling loads of old jazz cd's and vintage musicals on dvd. As if that wasn't already my perfect weekend I also found a bookshop selling these Special editions to celebrate 30 years of Virago Modern Classics.

Lastly if you haven't entered already my giveaway is still open till tomorrow. Happy Tuesday.

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