It’s only because work is a little calmer than usual at the moment and so I have actually been able to take lunch breaks – so that’s definitely the first thing for me to be grateful for this week :) Much as I do occasionally enjoy the adrenaline buzz of rushing around trying to meet impossible deadlines, it is also nice from time to time to take the foot off the gas a bit and take things at a more healthy pace.
On Saturday I spent the morning being Swindon’s answer to Banksy – ha ha! Well, as it was stickers I was putting up, probably closer to Swindon’s answer to a young Shepard Fairey....but anyway – you can read all about it here – and don’t worry, they are only temporary, officer :)
And then in the afternoon, we may well have got into the Guinness Book of Records! We won’t find out for another three months if the adjudicators are going to let our new record into the book – but even if not, we did have a lot of fun taking part in a world record attempt for the world’s biggest lightsaber battle:
We all got a cool certificate and badge for taking part, plus the boys got their photos taken with the whole cast for an extra fiver to charideeee.
|....with our certificates|
|giant ducks? or little houses?|
|"does not wash" more like :)|
|Old Father Thames|
On Monday night I had a fun chat with my bessie mate Alison, mainly about how hunky (using that word totally gives away my age, doesn’t it :) I doubt anyone under the age of 40 ever says it) two certain actors are, and how “my vampire is better looking than your vampire”. She has been poorly and out of contact for a while and I always miss her loads when she goes onto radio silence. She’s the only person I ever have silly girlie chats with and they are always a riot :D Luvs ya, bww!
(paraphrasing the bessie mate: "a middle aged lech???? I might be a lech, but if anyone calls me middle aged I'm going to cut them!" hee hee)
So - a very important straw poll.... - ladies, or indeed gents with an opinion, which dude is hotter, the brunette or the blonde??
On Tuesday the weather really picked up - it was gloriously sunny and so I went for a nice walk in the sunshine in my lunchbreak.
This gorgeous park is about 10 minutes walk from my office - I should go here more often!
The weather has been stunning ever since, fingers crossed it lasts, it really cheers everyone up, doesn't it :)
In the afternoon poor old Connor had a nasty fall off his scooter while attempting a trick – ouch! He got a big graze all down one side of his face and a few other lumps and bumps :( That clearly didn’t rock my world, but the fact that he wasn’t seriously hurt, and is being a super brave little soldier, does.
Well the torch did anyway, and the atmosphere in the town was fantastic. Our boss was really nice to us and shut the office for an hour so we could all go outside to watch.
Our torch bearer was a very fit and healthy 73 year old, who was coping really well with running along in the heat. In fact I think he was handling the sunshine better than me, and I was just standing there :)
On Thursday morning I woke to a funny photo on my Facebook wall that really made me smile.....I had sent some jubilee and olympics goodies over to Canada for my Anglophile pal Carol, and it looks like she had got her hubby to model some of it ...... Mike is a good sport :)
And that's a wrap for this week
I'm over now to Virginia's blog to link up with the other Rockettes - why don't you join us?
Have a great week everyone :)