Hello my lovelies!!
What have we been up to? Well, on Sunday there was a vintage market run by Love Southsea in Old Portsmouth. We live about 10 miles north of the city so we decided to go down and have a look.
I insisted that H and W come along too. Now they old enough to be left for a couple of hours during the day the temptation is to forgo all the complaining about them having to come off their respective gadgetry and go on our own. However, I think it is way too soon to stop doing things together as a family and so on this occasion I put my foot down.
Fortunately, we managed to get out with minimal complaints. We parked at Spice Quay:
H, looking *really* tall; W and Mr G....
First of all we sat on the beach to eat our picnic:
We had a lovely view of Portsmouth Harbour:
And before long we had some company:
We had thought that it would be cold down on the seafront, but leaning against the wall with the sun (yes, I know, the SUN!!) shining on us was really warm:
After lunch it was time for a mooch around the vintage market:
Apologies for quality - phone pic!!
The market was, IMO, more of a handmade market as there was only one stall selling actual vintage items, but it was nice nonetheless and naturally I made a few purchases:
Afterwards we had a walk along the sea wall and when we got to the big hilly bits we had to stop for some rolling:
It was much steeper than it looks here!!
Even though, at my age, I should know better I had a go. I am pleased to say there is no photographic evidence but for the whole 10 seconds it took to roll from top to bottom I was wishing it was over - it was like getting repeatedly beaten up as you rolled and I landed dizzy, scuffed and covered in grass stains.
Of course, I then insisted Mr G have a go!!
It transpires that persons of 40 years or thereabouts should not roll down steep banks as he didn't enjoy it much either!!
On the crafting front, I have been continuing with my embroidered cardi and I had a go at wet felting:
I have since tried to machine embroider some grass onto it, but after getting a third of it done my machine decided it just Didn't Want To Play so I'll have to come back to that another day.
Oooh, and look at this *beauty* we found for me to paint:
I really want to keep it but have No Room so I will have to rehome it when its done....
Hope you're all well....