You might remember that I signed up for the Dottie Angel Ultimate Challenge. New clothes buying was off limits from April 2010 to April 2011. Now I've got some stuff I'm just sick of the sight of as I wore it so much and other stuff is falling to pieces (mainly helped by the madness of moths). I need tons of socks, t-shirts and best of all cardi's which I love.
I treated myself to this spotty one which I just love. Then I found out there was a 20% off day the next day. Why didn't I know this?
I also came home with some cheapie wellies for Eldest. She's gone past pretty boots and now wants proper looking ones. Handy then that we're the same size feet as I can borrow them for morning chicken duty.
After starting the autumn clothes prep the weather just did an about turn this weekend and it's gone all hot and sunny. No one's complaining mind you.
At breakfast this morning we asked the Buns if they fancied a home day, a day out somewhere we love or a walk, foraging and a picnic. They chose the last one hurrah - cheaper, more fun and we wanted to hunt the sloe for winter gin drinks.
I fed the ladies, hung the washing and just enjoyed all this warm Sunday morning air.
Then I convinced Eldest to take some shots of me in my new tunic. I stitched it together yesterday and only came unstuck a few times.
I'm really pleased with it, apart from how it looks in these pics on me. I'm convinced it looks better in reality. I've got a meeting tommorow morning so I might give it a trial run then.
While the fashion show was going on, the Sunday icecream van's bells were heard so Mr Bun went out to get the orders in. It's such a lovely thing having a van stop by the gate, but the miserable 'blighter' (I'm only this polite on my blog, I actually call him something else) just makes it hideous. He's rude to the girls, glares and today moaned about his logistics being interefered with when he served us before turning around at the end of the lane. What a prat - we'll be buying our own for the freezer from now on.
Now where was I? I was packing up a picnic and off we went. We pitched up in a field to eat and be whipped by the warm wind.
Eventually we got to the hidden lane where we've found sloes before.
The Bun's love exploring the tree covered undergrowth and disappeared for most of the walk.
Mainly they were busy collecting autumn stuff.
Eventually we found the autumn stuff we were after. Mr Bun pulled down high branches for me to clear of fruit and fill the candyfloss tub with.
Cheap gin to buy tommorow and then the brewing will commence.