Sunday, 24 July 2016
a really nice weekend
Weekends come in all shapes and forms, some are better than others. I am just coming to the end of a particularly nice one and I have still something nice to look forward: Sam and Annie are expected back at about 1 am. I have really missed them and look forward to see them, it has been a long two weeks. I have arranged to work at home tomorrow so I can be here when they wake up. I can't wait to hear all about their trip to Iceland. The photos on Facebook looked amazing.
Anyway, we had friends staying with us this weekend. They are Richard's university friends and god parents to Annie. It is a shame they missed the older kids but looking on the bright side, they met the littler ones for the first time, previously they had talked on Skype only. It has been a long time since we we spent time with our friends, I knew that, but I didn't think it was quite that long.... time passes quickly. It was a relaxing slow kind of weekend. We caught up over a steaming bowl of Cullen Skink on Friday night, enjoyed a long and late breakfast on Saturday and then went for a long walk along to river to the Botanics and back, stopping for a tea and cake stop half way. For dinner we went out to Mother India, or favourite Indian restaurant. We had a separate room to ourselves! This was followed by more chatting late into the night. Sunday was similarly relaxed: late breakfast, lots of coffee and tea, Sunday newspapers, some crochet, more chatting and an hour or so of wild raspberry picking in the nearby woods. I ate several handfuls as I was picking, it is such a treat. I made six glasses of jam.
I think I am ready for the new week, which brings holiday day camp for James and Alistair, relaxing and hopefully unpacking for Sam and Annie, work for Richard and myself. We'll also meet our builder, exiting!
Wishing you a great week. xx