How was your weekend? Ours was just fine. Nothing nearly as peaceful as last weekend with all four kids at home.... but good all the same.
In no particular order:
:: Several long dog walks just because I could. The weather is on the appalling side but dogs need exercise and so do I. There was a general lack of enthusiasm amongst the offspring to join me. The ground is completely saturated with water, mud is everywhere. Jack looked like the scary mud monster in "Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson.
:: Dinner party at a friends house. It was fabulous but I ate and drank far too much. We laughed a lot and then some more. We may have been quite silly.
:: I couldn't resist the soft cheese, which was a mistake. My intestines can't cope with it. Soft cheese tummy: not good combined with a fuzzy prosecco head.
:: It is now official, I am going to Amsterdam with four amazing women to celebrate the upcoming wedding of one of them. We are staying on a houseboat, plan to go dancing and vintage shopping and we might even visit a museum or two.
:: Clocking up 17260 steps on my fitness tracker in one day.
:: Happily sorting through my quilting fabric stash, making colour coordinated piles. I don't know why this makes me so content.
:: Washing wadding and backing for my colourful quilt. I can't wait for next weekend to sandwich it all together and start quilting it.
:: Overcoming my overlocker anxiety. I practised with some knit fabric scraps and boldly made a floor cushion cover with a large piece of random linen I found whilst sorting through my stash.
:: Going through the checkout with £158 worth of groceries packed neatly in several large bags in my trolley. I had no money on me. None at all. But fear not, a friendly man came to my rescue, suspended my bill, and kept my groceries in the chill room so I could dash home to get my purse. There is a reason why Richard does the shopping in this house. He always has his wallet and spends about half as much as I do.
:: Feeling exited about our extension plans. These have been submitted for planning permission. Building warrant is up next. Is it too early to look at hardwood flooring and kitchens?
:: Looking forward to an early night.
:: Hoping for some more time next week to catch up with your blogs.
Have a wonderful week. xx