Plenty to enjoy and be grateful for this week, so much in fact that it would take me forever to write about it all, so this post is going to be mainly photographic in nature :)
First of all, my local hockey team, the Swindon Wildcats, started off my week with an almost unprecendented 6 point weekend (ie they won their games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - all against teams that on paper we should have struggled against) - that had me smiling from ear to ear, go CATS!!!
Sunday was Mothers' Day and we had a brilliant day out in Bristol, which started with me picking up my fab new phone and also a brand new laptop to replace my other one that sadly died a final death last Friday night.
So let's hear it for new toys rocking my world! :)
The retail therapy was all over in minutes (scary how quickly you can spend a LOT of money), so we spent the rest of the day messing about on the river with a visit to the amazing SS Great Britain:
|another thing to be grateful for - the glorious weather this week, amirite????|
|boys - can't take them anywhere!|
|see what I mean??? :D|
And we finished the day with a river ferry ride and blackberry ice cream - yum!!
Just a couple of days later I was back in Bristol on the first of THREE DAYS OFF WORK!!! woohoooooo!!!!
Work has been super stressy recently, so a few days off was just what the doctor ordered.
So yes, back to Brizzle, for a packed day of museums and art galleries. And also to see my middle son Darby for part of the day, fitted around his lectures.
|I sat on this tree stump and sketched the tower for a while with only squirrels for company, it was lovely and peaceful|
|up the top of the tower - you can just about see the SS Great Britain on the river|
|never too old to play dress up :)|
|Darby checking out the art in the Arnolfini gallery|
The following day it was good friends rocking my world as I drove down to Portsmouth to visit my pal Anam.
We went to a fantastic American sweets and grocery store and stocked up, and then headed back to Pompey to check out the local street art
My third and last day off was a nice quiet one, making stuff and chilling out, and enjoying NOT BEING AT WORK :) :) :)
So that was the week that was - definitely a rockin' one!!
I'm off to link this up now at chief Rockette Virginia's blog, and to see what everyone else has been up to....