"Yes thanks, it was nice."
I hope yours was. Our weekend wasn't spectacular, or exciting, but was definitely 'nice'. Activities included . . .
Gardening – as enthusiastically demonstrated here by Sylvie, one of my senior under-gardeners. We trimmed hedges and pottered around happily all Saturday afternoon.
Crochet - on holiday in Denmark I bought some balls of wool in lovely rich pink/red/terracotta shades from a bargain bin in the lovely yarn shop just opposite Odense Town Hall. I just happened to have my crochet hook with me (best be prepared!) and I spent the cosy evenings in the sommerhus making crochet squares. On Friday evening I started to stitch them together to make a snuggly scarf.
Cake - occasionally Cliff and I devise a walk for the village Sunday afternoon walking group. This is not one of our bracing, striding-out-along-windy-ridges walks, it's a stroll along local paths and lanes while catching up on the village gossip - it is designed to suit all ages and ends with tea and cake. Which is why I made my favourite carrot cake recipe - it's a good thing I snapped a quick picture this morning - there's only a few crumbs left!
Talking of cake - did you get the Saturday newspaper with the voucher for a free chocolate cake from a well known up-market supermarket? We did, and on the way home from a not-so-posh supermarket, we dropped in and claimed our FREE chocolate cup cakes - that made us smile – a lot :-)
Cinema - I love going to the cinema, but we don't seem to go as often as we used to. This weekend I was determined to see Julie and Julia - so we headed into Cambridge and spent Saturday evening happily watching a 'nice' movie about cooking and blogging and nice-patient-kind-husbands and there was even a ginger cat which looked just like my studio assistant! Which meant I hated it . . . hee-hhe nooooo! of course not - it was very, very nice. And we ate lots of chocolate and afterwards I gave the film 8/10 because it made us both smile.
So, what now? A nice glass of red wine . . . a nice bath . . .
Friday, 19 December
2 hours ago