Saturday, August 09, 2014

Saturday Round Up

Saturday 2nd
Went to a car boot. Bit disappointing as was half empty. Only good thing was we were going to sell there but didn't bother - that turned out the right move as there wasn't many buyers either!
In the afternoon we went swimming. I managed 32 lengths which was good as I've lapsed with my swimming the last couple of months. Jeff in the meantime finally got Ella into the middle pool without armbands - huge achievement!
In the evening went to friends for a meal. Had problems finding a sitter for Ella so they said bring her along, and their lovely daughter entertained her while we were grown-ups for a while :) Do you love the picture? Yes, that is egg shell! Shows that the eggs were freshly made lol!

Sunday 3rd 
Decided to go to London to a  couple of street markets. It's one of those things that we've been wanting to do for years, but, well you know, shifts and the boys football games always come first. But this Sunday we actually had a free day.We started off at Brick Lane, where Ella met some Pearly Kings and Queens :) And then we went to Camden Town - OMG, I have not seen such a busy vibrant place in a long time! Bought a lovely throw to meditate on - picture next time!
Monday 4th
We had our Goddaughter visit for the day and so the four of us went to Paulton's Park. Had a lovely busy day - but jolly glad we took our own drinks and lunch, would have had to take out a second mortgage, it was a lot more expensive than I remember!
In the evening we went to our local art centre, South Hill Park, as they were having a small commemoration for the 100th anniversary of GB joining the First World War.Very moving. A choir sang a few songs from 'Oh What a Lovely War!', there was some readings from letters written by local soldiers that never made it home, and there was a light display of banners the local primary schools had created. It was very moving.

Tuesday 5th
All 3 of the boys are back from their holidays - and in one piece!
Dad and Sandra visited on their way to the airport.
Then a couple of quiet days - phew!!
Friday 8th
Ella went to respite. Jeff and I decided to make the most of the time and have a date night! Went to the cinema and watched Guardians of the Galaxy. He didn't think he would like it - not his thing! - and just came along to keep my company, but he enjoyed it as much as me! It's not got a heavy story line, but the underlying good will win is a pretty good story line for me, and loved the soundtrack, and the humour, okay, pretty much all of it!


  1. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Love the pictures. And hubby who's never anxious to see a movie twice was to see Guardians again.

    1. We are enjoying our stay-cation this year :) GotG seem to have got it just right x

  2. Busy time! I would love shopping in Camden Town and at those markets. I just recently went to a lightpainting display in my hometown of Sandwich. It was incredible.

    1. Oh JoJo, you really would :) If we hadn't had Ella with us I Jeff would probably have had to drag me away LOL! x

  3. What a fun schedule to keep things busy! I've never heard the term "car boot" before. I take it that it's kind of like a swap meet or the like?

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    1. Hi Lee, yes I think so. You literally fill up your car with 'stuff' you no longer want. And then set up usually in a field, open the boot, put the goods on paste tables, and hopefully 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' :) x

  4. It was a fun movie. I want to go see it again!


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