How did my life get so insanely busy all of a sudden??
(and spending half of today making pom poms
didn't help :) )
So yes, sorry for the lack of a Rocking Your World post last week - things are so hectic at home that I usually write most of my blog posts at work in my lunch breaks. Trouble is, the last fortnight has been crazy at work too and lunch breaks appear to no longer exist.
So where were we.....?
When my last RYWF post left off we were in the middle of a heatwave
It was so hot that first weekend that on the Sunday we had to wait until about 4pm before it had cooled down enough to go out for a family geocaching expedition. But that walk - by the canal near Marlborough - turned out to be fantastic and was well worth the wait, we didn't come home until almost 9pm. We took the boys bikes and they had a great time too:
I didn't do an awful lot during the week as it was all work work work and sleep sleep sleep (with a bit of vegging in front of the TV in between....)
On the Friday I was grateful for having the office virtually to myself so I was able to listen to music while I worked - a very rare treat and it was wonderful - it makes the day go so much quicker!
Also on the Friday, as it was June 1st, I started Daisy Yellow's Index Card A Day - and I've been really enjoying it so far (see my blog post about my first week here), as it gives me the nudge to be creative every day, even when I don't necessarily feel like it, plus I get to spend some quality time with Connor as he is joining in too. Here's one of his cards:
So that brings us to the second weekend - which of course was a bumper one as, thanks to her maj we all got an extra two days off work - wooohooooooooo!!!!!
On the Saturday we popped over to Stroud (or as I call it, Super Stroud Wonder Town because it's full of cool artistic hippies AND it's the world's first bee guardian town. apparently) to meet up with my sis in law Annie, who lives in Barcelona, as she was making a brief visit back home.
It was lovely to see her and also to visit the Stroud farmers' market where they sell THE best doughnuts in the world. I should have taken a photo. Although to be fair they just look like doughnuts, so here's a googled photo of a different doughnut that looks very similar :) ---->
On the Sunday we went to Bristol for Upfest - the annual graffiti and street art festival. We had the BEST time. My middle son Darby, who is at Uni in Bristol, joined us too so that was an added bonus.
Here is just some of the amazing, inspiring artwork we saw that day:
There was so much more - loads more piccies here
And the highlight of the day for the boys was the kids graffiti workshop - they got to spend an hour learning how to use spray paints and working on their own masterpieces:
The only problem was that Connor managed to spray himself full in the face while changing a cap - oops!!! :D I'm glad he had his specs on!!!
The next day we went down to Dorset for the day to see Jay's mum - as always we had a great day down there, and enjoyed taking Reg the dog for a walk along the beach. Lulworth Cove is so beautiful, my ma in law is SO lucky to live there!
And the highlight of the visit for me was being let loose behind the till of Jay's ma's shop for a whole hour - I have ALWAYS wanted to work in a shop! :) It was SO much fun (especially when it got really busy). I want to work there every weekend!
|in position behind my shop counter :)|
Phew! That's me caught up :)
I'm off now to link this up over at head Rockette Virginia's blog, before she sends out a search party....
Keep on rockin' in the free world, people!