But at least this week I had a good excuse, because last Friday was my birthday :) and I was accordingly rather busy!
But before we get to the birthday celebrations, there were plenty of other reasons to be cheerful:
To kick off the week, last Saturday we went to wonderful Brighton beach.
I haven't been to Brighton in about ten years, and Jay, Reece and Connor had never been, so it was a real treat for all of us.
Such a brilliant place with a lovely artsy vibe to it.
We had a fantastic day from start to finish, including a stroll along the pier, a ride on the little beach train, crazy golf, visiting a cool street-art gallery plus a painted up yard, the pavillion, the artists' beach. Loved it. I'm not going to leave it another ten years before I go back!
My favourite pics from the day (sorry, photo overload!):
|ha ha - Connor wasn't overly chuffed to be the mermaid!|
|...and I don't think Jay was much happier about being my groom! :D|
The next day we went out geocaching for the first time in ages - really enjoyed it! Must get back into it properly once the weather settles down....
I know it's not QUITE as impressive as Stonehenge, but I thought it was pretty cool all the same... :)
After lunch we took a wander through town in search of a new graffiti mural we had heard had gone up the previous weekend.
And we found it, and it didn't disappoint, it was a collaboration between 8 or so artists, around a 'baby superheroes' theme. Very cute :)
The week flew by as I was busy at work trying to get 5 days worth of stuff done in 4, so that I could take the Friday off guilt free.
Also middle son Darby was home again for a couple of days so as ever it was lovely to have his company in the evenings.
And so, before I knew it it was my birthday! yay!
(Let's not discuss the actual number, shall we? eeek, getting old!!!)
First up - PRESSIES :) :) :)
Not quite what I had in mind!! :D
So here are my real presents:
including the real Kipling bag :) plus tons of other fab stuff - a signed Chicago Wolves jersey with glow-in-the-dark eyes, 2 ace books, a Kesler teddy, and a travel bug for my car. I am thoroughly spoilt :)
Next we headed to my favourite tattoo studio to book an appointment for me to get some new ink - exciting!!! Am booked in for August 10th.....watch this space :)
Then I popped into the craft shop next door to the tattooist (would have been rude not to etc etc) and spent some of my birthday money - look at all my yummy goodies!
Next stop was Frankie and Bennys for some (delicious) lunch, and then we went to the movies to see The Cabin In The Woods....
....which was flipping BRILLIANT!!!! Seriously, if you haven't seen it yet, you must! Joss Whedon has never let me down :)
He was really funny, and we had great seats (2nd row - almost too close to a stand up as you spend the whole time worried you might get picked on, but thankfully we didn't :D)
I hit the sack that night exhausted but very smiley :)
So that was my week 16....how was yours?
I'd better go and link this up over at chief Rockette Virginia's blog and tomorrow I'll have a good nose to see what everyone else has been up to ....