Hope you're doing well.
We've finally got to the last week at school~ waaaaaaay!
We've had the production of Joseph and his Technicolour Dream coat, sports days and school picnics.
I'm going on a trip next week with KS1 (the little children) and term will have finished.
Children and adults alike are worn out and tired.
DS and me had to go shopping yesterday to get him some things for our holiday, we're off next Saturday camping for a week. We popped into Wilkinsons and I got this rather pretty apron after seeing it on Bellascountry blog. A bit Cath Kidston but much cheaper. Unfortunately I don't think this apron will turn me into a domestic goddess but never mind!
Talking (ish) about designers I'd like to point you in the direction of a young print designer Katie Harding, she is the daughter of one of my colleagues. I particularly like the lime green flowery print she has at the bottom of the Fennofolk Section.
Today, the Clicky Needles gang went to Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford well, not inside the gates ~ we have friend who lives opposite the runway so we went to her garden.
It's 12 years since we went last time, DS was 2 months old! which in hindsight is far too long.
Just after we got there this Apache Helicopter was displaying, turning upside down, flying forwards and backwards and doing things that a helicopter shouldn't be able to.
The Chinook was equally as amazing, making that wakka wakka noise.
This was part of a move called The Roller Coaster. Apparently when performing this the pilot sees sky, ground,sky, ground. It finished with a bow to the crowds.
These two made me shudder. The sound of those Rolls Royce Merlin engines...................
and Supermarine Spitfire
The two Tornado GR4 were so loud it made the ground rumble and our tummies feel funny. I had to shout at DS who was stood next to me. No pictures I'm afraid they were too fast!
The F16e was also incredibly loud, it could fly horizontally whilst in this position.
I think the highlight of the day for me was seeing the Avro Vulcan fly.
It taxied opposite us.......
....................and flew right above our heads.
Just awesome. One minute totally silent, the next the air is filled with noise.
This plane is funded by donations!
The display was finished off, as always by the Red Arrows.
We had a super time, I spent most of the day grinning like an idiot!
Despite those clouds looking grey and grim, the rain stayed away. Now we're back home however, (we only live about 30 minutes away from Fairford) it has started to rain.
I enjoyed it so much I didn't get out my crochet (!)
I took some more of my Little Granny Squares to sew some ends in but didn't pick them up. I've been working on them for the last week ~ nothing on the cardi ~ so I'll take a picture soon.
I'll say bye for now, please request some good weather for next Saturday when we shall be spending the week in the tent and I don't like camping in the rain!!!!!
Have fun whatever you do................Clicky Needles.