Saturday, 14 July 2007

Summer Planning

David, Mac and I have just got back from Mountsfield Park and Lewisham People's Day - we've had a lovely time. We had organic hot chocolate whilst listening to an accordion player in the Comfy Sofa Caberet, I had Gracie Spoon read my palm (she was very good!) and was nearly stung by a malevolent wasp as I perused the heavenly herb stall - I came away with enough varieties of basil to send an Italian mama delirious with happiness....Spag Bol tonight! I've also got some pineapple mint, some blackcurrant mint and a lemon balm that I can still smell even though it's now in the garden and I'm not. Mac was fascinated by the many flags that were fluttering in the refreshing breeze and got a balloon from a passing clown and a teddy bear after David had successfully hooked a duck. I've had a henna bracelet done and I found David in the beer tent holding a frothy pint and chatting to a man on stilts.

Just the usual Saturday!

It's hard to believe that this event is in its twenty third year - it grows and grows and is a wonderful way of bringing different companies and voluntary groups together. A real sense of community and a lovely way to spend a few hours.

On the way home we had a discussion about the different things we can do this summer - we've got a week in Southampton at the end of August but Mac wants to do "everything daddy" before that. Legoland, Chessington and Digger Land were mentioned more than once in the half an hour car ride. And not by either myself or David.

As we travelled home, we had a call from Saskia - she said that she's quite happy to join us at Chessington and suggested a day at the beach too. I didn't find out why she rang in the first place.

Matthew and Lydia have just arrived for dinner - Mac immediately started gabbling on about what he'll be doing over the summer. Lydia looked shellshocked but Matt selflessly agreed to come to Digger Land with his baby brother.

Something tells me we're going to have a busy summer!

9 comments:

Gwen said...

It sounds like you are going to have an excellent time. The spag bol sounds wonderful and I love the sound of the Peoples Day. It sounds a bit like our local carnival but on a much bigger scale.

mutterings and meanderings said...

What a fab sounding day.

What did the palmist say?

Silvana said...

I love days out like this - organic hot chocolate and an accordian player! Sounds brilliant! Sorry to have missed it - can we all come next year?

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Gwen - it's highly recommended! A lovely day out....

M&M - it was lovely....the palmist was very accurate about my relationship with David and even told me the year we got together!

Silvana - of course you can, the more the merrier!

Kelly said...

Oh- please if you are going to Diggerland, can you take me? I've always wanted to go but never had the excuse of being draged along by small people!!!

rilly super said...

crikey, 'people's day' sounds a bit north korean nunheadmumofone. I hope you get to do all these things you are planning. Just reading the word 'southampton' makes me sob, the 'south' part makes me all homesick...

Drunk Mummy said...

You would have thought Gracie Spoon might have had the decency to forewarn you about the wasp!

Omega Mum said...

Sounds great. Incidentally, I met a man who comes from Nunhead. When I described your life to him, complete with Uncle Frank et al and said what a fun place it sounded, he backed away from me and the last I saw of him he was racing to his car. What's going on?

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Kelly - of course!

Rilly darling - I'm so looking forward to it!

DM - you would have thought it only courteous!

OM - it wasn't Uncle Frank himself was it? Only he's been away for the past couple of days......

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