Sunday, October 15, 2006

*country life!*

Yes, I know it's a type of butter - can you still get Country Life? It had an annoying little accompanying ditty, didn't it? If anyone can remember the lyrics, I'd be delighted to read them!!! Anyway, I digress...

So, it seems you all like your chocolate; thank you to everyone who left a comment on the last post; the response was quite overwhelming, and I enjoyed reading about everyone's faves. Quite diverse, they were.

We've had a fun, relaxing weekend with old friends. My friend Rob, who I met in my first week at university (15 years ago - eek!), and his girlfriend, Jo, came down for the night, and we just ate, chatted, drank, and Rob and Jo entertained the girls (or possibly it was the other way round!) Jo was even happy to let F play hairdresser on her beautifully coiffured and straightened hair. Ed, Rob and Jo took the girls out for a walk today whilst I was preparing the lunch.


The horses live with some pigs in the orchard, over the field behind the house.


Rudi had a good run out today!


When they returned from their walk, A had to be stripped of her wellies and trousers at the front door; she had enjoyed a certain amount of puddle jumping, and was absolutely filthy! If you can't do that when you're 4, though, when can you?!


In the few days since I last updated, I have been asked to join a new wind band (*insert your own joke here) which has formed in the village, taking members of all ages. I think it's make-up is going to be mostly younger students, but they are recruiting some adult players to help carry things along. I haven't played my clarinet for far too long - I wasn't even sure where it was - but Ed has found it in a box in the loft, and it seems I can still get a half-decent tune out of it. I used to absolutely love being a member of the orchestra at school, and I am really looking forward to having a go at this. Rehearsals are going to be every other Sunday in the village hall, which is a 10-minute walk from home. Couldn't be better.

Leaving you with a photo of F and I having a squidge this afternoon. Hope everyone has had a peaceful weekend...



Ann said...

Absolutely forgeous photo of your little one and you Jo. We did the autumnal walk this weekend too and Robert was similarly soggy!!

Maria said...

Ooh, was it something about not putting a better bit of butter on your knife?

Lovely pics it was glorious sunshine and flip flops here today.

Have fun with your new groove a long band chick xxx

Alicia A. said...

Look at you guys... you're absolutely adorable!

Paula said...

Totally adorable photos Jo. And omg, I used to play the clarinet at school! Can't say I was ever that good, soggy reeds and all that, but I did enjoy it. Happy blowing!

toya said...

I always love seeing your photos, and I agree, there is something so wonderful and simple about going to countryside. Love the last photo of you and F, beautiful blue eyes

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Great photos!

And I'm kind of envious that you're joining a windband LOL! I used to play trombone (not all that well...), and the social side was just such fun. I miss it! Have a fab time :D

greyparrot said...

you'll never put a better bit of butter on your knife!
Here ya go sweetpea!

beki said...

Oh wow, it looks like a lovely day. You both look beautiful!
How fun for you to pull out your clarinet. It's been ages since I've played mine, but like you,I really enjoyed playing in an orchestra when I did.

JessnBekahsmom said...

Love reading your blog and I was just catching up on it. But, being from the States, I don't know all the words you use! Excuse my ignorance, but what are wellies? And a squidgie?