Oh dear oh dear oh dear, I’m a bad Rockette. A bad blogger all round, actually, it’s been very quiet here recently other than my Project 366 updates. Must try harder.
I was wondering it’s worth me doing this RYWF post 4 days late, as before I know it it will be time to do another one – but then I’ll end up with two weeks’ worth of documenting to do at once which will take forever, and I might forget stuff - so come on, let’s have a quick whizz through week 15:
So we start with the Easter weekend – an extra long weekend off work would rock anyone’s world, amirite?? Especially since for me it was the start of a 6 day break – woohoo :)
We managed to be lucky with the weather over Easter – so that’s definitely something I’m grateful for – it wasn’t perfect, but it was always good enough for where we were and what we wanted to do – no plans were disrupted. You can’t ask for much more than that in England in April.
On Good Friday we all piled over to Jay’s house – first time I’ve been there in yonks as he always comes to mine as it’s just easier to be in Swindon at the weekends during the hockey season. He had a three year old Canucks game (NHL ice hockey) on his TV recorder which I hadn’t seen before. It was so cool seeing our old players again and hearing the announcers make endless jokes about Willie Mitchell’s big stick, it really took me back! I really enjoyed watching it – definitely a lot more fun than watching Vancouver play over the past few days – but the less said about that the better – this is supposed to be a happy post!!
So that’s it – no more Swindon hockey until September – I’ll miss it, I always do – but the plus point of that is that without a 5 o’clock game to rush home for every Saturday, we can start doing more at the weekends and having big days out. Hooray!
Here are my published pics so far. If any of you out there are fellow IG-ers, please let me know your name on there so I can follow you – I’m ‘floroo17’
On Easter Sunday we had a brilliant day – we went down to glorious Dorset to see Jay’s mum and to meet her gorgeous new puppy, Reg. He is a “toodle”, which is a cross between a Tibetan something-or-other and a poodle. Isn’t he gorgeous! He’s difficult to photograph though, because of all that black fur.
The weather forecast had been rotten, and we drove through some pretty dreary weather on the way down, but when we got to the coast the sun came out :)
We took Reg down to the beach for a walk (ma-in-law is lucky enough to live in beautiful Lulworth Cove, just a few 100 yards from the beach), where he had fun digging holes in the sand, and then we all drove to Portland Bill to see the famous lighthouse.
Tuesday 10th was the first of my two extra days off work. It was my eldest son’s 22nd birthday – boy that makes me feel old! He had a bunch of mates round so Connor and I vacated the premises to give them some space, and we went down to London to visit my dad. Lots of relative visiting this Easter!
The exhibition at the Saatchi – “Gesamtkunstwerk: new art from Germany” – was absolutely brilliant – and I was just about to recommend you all go to see it but according to their website it has now finished :( We must have caught it in its last few days – very lucky!
All in all a fab day.
On Wednesday we had one of those rare days where we had nothing to do - no work, no visits planned, no obligations. Nice. I spent the whole day making stuff. Or at least starting to make stuff. I didn't finish anything but I started lots and had fun in the process.
And that just about wraps up the week. It was a busy one :)
I'd better shoot off to Virginia's blog to link this up before next week's post goes up and I miss my chance!
Have fun all, it'll soon be Friday again! :)