Anyway, back to last Friday - the beginning of a long weekend here with Bank Holiday Monday to look forward to and what better way to start it than with a picnic with Penny! We went to Hadleigh Castle (near where they held the mountain biking for the Olympics) and although the sun was not out we still had a lovely picnic and walk.
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We then had one of the most massive thunderstorms that I have every experienced! It lasted for well over an hour - the rain was coming down so hard I could harldy hear anything else apart from the rain pelting down when I was in the conservatory! We took advantage of a lull and ran out to the car and drove to Braintree to take Penny out for a celebration meal - celebrating her successful completion of her college course (with distinction) and getting her place at university.
Sunday was a lovely, sunny day. Again I was up early (just can't sleep in when the weather is nice!) and got all my jobs done, including cleaning out the chickens and the dreaded ironing. I then got out my Tefal jam maker and made some peach jam, which I had been itching to have a go at! I had also decided at the begining of the weekend that I was going to give myself as much time for scrapping as I could and so I then got all my bits and pieces out and spent the afternoon scrapping - with a short interlude to take Penny to Basildon so we could indulge in some Thorntons chocolate!
After a walk into town to get a bit of shopping I made some 'Hairy Dieters' low cal meat pies to put into the freezer. The day was then our own, so Hugh worked in his railway shed, completing some scenery and I did some scrapbooking (what a surprise!).