Sunday, 24 September 2017

Week thirty

Falling a little behind, it's probably getting on for week 32 now, but life is busy, so I'll do my best to catch up.


GT and ST took part in this, while I babysat GD5, not sure which of us had the most fun, but I'm secretly thinking it was probably me.


A day out with a friend to the American Museum near Bath, well worth a visit. Highlights for me were these gorgeous quilts, there were getting on for about 50 of them, all different and all so lovely to see.


Days are shortening and nights are cooling, so it's time to harvest the tomato crop and bring them indoors to ripen up.


Likewise the runner beans, this is most likely the best crop I've ever grown, despite the soil being mostly chalky clay with loads and loads of stones!


Cassie enjoying a warm sunny spot on the floor.


Tenby harbour, memories of a couple of fun family holidays at the end of last century.


Met up with FO, CH and GDs 2 and 4 for a visit to Kingston Lacy  and decided to join the National Trust while I was there.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Week twenty nine


Great stuff, and purchased cheaply as almost out of date.


That pesky spider is back again.


But it's still August (when the photo was taken!)???


Two shots taken on a very grey and dull morning of my favourite area, I love this spot and stop here often just to soak up the view.


The Chalk-hill Blue


Rail replacement bus from Loughton to Stratford - took 45 minutes instead of the 15 the train would have taken.


I love my day job, but next time I'll try to put her in it the right way round!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Five on the 5th

I had my fifth granddaughter with me on the 5th of the month, so I really had to join in with Sandie's 5 on 5 this month, didn't I?

Here she is in all her tiny gorgeousness.

To join in and/or view other entrants, please click here

Thursday, 31 August 2017

First month progress

At the beginning of the month

. . . . and at the end.

Yippee, a very successful first month, particularly as I had a few days away at the coast and didn't hold back on the ice-cream, a mid-month meal out with cousins and a couple of meals out with a friend. I've done it by completely cutting out crisps and biscuits, and being a bit careful with alcohol consumption.

Bring on September.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Week twenty eight


Annual (almost) cousins meet-up at the house that our granddad had built and where our grandparents lived many years ago.


Spent a very pleasant couple of hours and had lunch here with a friend.


Hula-hooping for kids in Andover Market Square


It doesn't look as huge and scary in this photo as it did in real life - the body is about an inch long!


 A tranquil spot along the River Anton


A bit late this year, my first full picking of runner beans from the garden.


Tomato glut.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Week twenty seven


Hastings from the pier


I have absolutely no idea what this is, but it seemed quite tame, and yes it is real, despite looking as if it's been hand-stitched


Through the train window on a wet afternoon


Doing quite well with my steps, an average over the week of over 8,000 per day


An arch of diving ladies


Something for us all to look forward to


Hand-made fudge (not by me), what a lovely treat - a gift from Amanda

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Second week weightloss update

No loss, but no gain either, result!

I had a few days away with a friend, she has three dogs, so we did a lot of walking,

which, naturally, enhanced the appetite, and we also did a lot of eating - so I'm delighted that the scales showed the same as last week.

Today I'm off to the wilds of Essex for a family reunion tomorrow, and as long as I don't overdo it too much, hopefully the scales will show a reduction next week.

Still slightly over 12 months to go to the wedding, so it's not time to start panicking yet.