Good evening all, how are you?
This weekend was full of activities, all good. This evening I am bringing you a collection of random photos and happenings.
It was eye test Saturday, I managed to get an appointment for three of four children. Good eyesight in all. Next up is dentist Thursday. I am grateful for the NHS that gives me all that for free.
We went to a food festival somewhere in an derelict warehouse behind the old Yorkhill Children's Hospital. I dragged the kids along because I wanted to see a work colleague who was doing a small outreach event, talking about insects as protein source and future food for the masses. There were critters to try. I tried crunchy mealworms (nutty and rather tasty), dried cricket (slightly salty and tasty) and a locust (large, not pretty, big wings, which stuck between my teeth). I didn't bother with the buffalo worms, they were teeny tiny.
The children opted for a more traditional lunch, large tasty Scotch eggs. This being an artisan kind of event with lots of rare breed meats, specialty beers and hipster beards, I should have been suspicious of the pricing but I am sometimes remarkably naive. Four Scotch eggs cost me - take a deep breath- £14. Yes, indeed. We left soon after.
Richard and I went for a really nice meal with friends. It was Thai themed and the temptation to lick my plate was almost unbearable. It was really that good. The cocktails were good, too, as was the company.
I enjoyed a long lonely morning walk with Jack. There was mist rising from the grass and dew glittered in the morning sun. I really love late summer. Jack rolled in something unsavoury and needed a good wash after our walk.
Our community club is back for the new term. I went along and enjoyed myself. It was good to be just an ordinary member enjoying a chat and a coffee. I am glad I decided to retire from the committee and volunteer group.
Richard and a collection of teenagers worked in the garden, building up the cobblestone steps. It is looking good, so much better than the wall that was in this place before. I am looking forward to pressure wash the steps in the spring, when all is done. The builder came over today to see the state of affairs and was impressed with Richard's hard work. He has Popeye arms now.
I made shaving soap for Richard, who will be celebrating his birthday next week. I hope he is not reading this. It took six different fats and oils, which I thought was a bit of a faff.
I haven't opened my computer for more than 24 hours! This must be first in a long time. I hope to find some time to read blogs and catch up with all my blog friends soon. I should also reply to your questions in your comments, please bear with me for just a wee while longer, Netflix is beckoning just now.
Wishing you a lovely week! xx