Firstly. Playing! Yay - ever since my desk has gone up there hasn't been a day where I haven't played in my shed. It might be for 10 or 20 minutes. It might be for a couple of hours, as was the case over the weekend. Either way - I'm making full use of it! And loving it!
We had glorious weather over the Bank Holiday weekend. On the Sunday we went to our first boot sale of the year and came home with a few bits and pieces, some tomato plants, books for the girls etc... bag full of donuts - as you do. Then in the afternoon my friend Caroline popped round and we tried to fix her broken mojo with a Gelli Plate sesh. I think it worked - methinks a certain plate and paints will be going on her wishlist soon ;) That was great fun.
Then on the Monday we had our first barbecue of the year - I spent most of the day playing in my shed and by the time it came to sparking up the BBQ, I locked up and went inside leaving these two to the important work. (The sun had got to hot outside for me by then.) Devvie was head food prepper, Craig cooked, Ruby issued orders and Pheebs and I were content with having food brought to us. It was a lovely weekend.
Yesterday Craig and I managed a date morning. We still had Logan with us but we reckon it still counts. It took a couple of weeks of talking about and scheduling time but we finally did it. There was no work talk. (Well, not much. This is Craig - he and work need to be surgically separated!) We had a leisurely breakfast in Wetherspoons and then had a charity shop crawl. Yep. We know how to live. He got a few birdy related bargains... and a new top. I got a (looks brand spanking new) black M&S short sleeved cardi. And... AND! This beauty. It was just £2.50 and looks like new.
It's a hardback book compilation of three graphic novels. I picked it up purely because the cat detective art work reminded me of film noir movies. Isn't it gorgeous? I'm a relative newbie to graphic novels so am the first to say I don't know the author/artist.When I got home and looked on Amazon - it sells for over £22! Chuffed much? Indeedy.
This cheeky chappy - makes me laugh all day, every day.
Remember those baby canaries from last Rocking Friday? What a difference a week makes eh?
|Excuse the poop - dirty birdies ;)|
Craig tells me that some have left the nest this afternoon. How fast they grow up these days ;)
- Devvie is working so hard towards her exams. She stays behind late after school every day and most of the weekend was spent either revising or working on her art project. She really deserves the grades she's working towards - she makes me so proud.
- Ruby. She, Daddy and I are really working to talk before she explodes. It's hard being 5 but I think she's starting to understand (most of the time) that if she tries talking before stropping, she actually gets somewhere. Every night she has Daddy and Ruby time where they either sit and read or go on the PC together or she goes out and helps him with the birdies. (I say help but he usually comes in telling me what she's knocked over *g*) It's lovely to see.
- Endless cups of tea made for me by Devvie and Pheebs.
- Collaborative art projects - keeping me busy, inspired and making sure I do stuff. If I owe you it - it's coming.
And that, my lovelies, is that. Thanks for stopping by - how was your week?