The bank holiday was a bit of a disappointment, weather wise…except for my good friend, Karen, who was more than happy to have rain to water in her newly laid turf…but for the rest of us it was just, well…wet! The sun did try it’s best to shine on Saturday & Monday, but Sunday it gave up the ghost altogether…I was quite happy to be going to work…although my journey in was slower than normal as there was just so much lying water on the roads! Of course, add to that rain the sunshine since, & a swear the weeds in my borders have grown at least 6” in the last 24hours!!! Ah well, that’s a job for another day!
When the boys went back to school after the Easter break, we discovered that one of the fields on one side of the lane we use was being excavated! I have always loved using this route as it is a proper country lane & reminds me of home, so I am a bit put out by all this digging….This is the view along the lane as of last July
….& this is the field now…
…the earthworks are getting higher every day, while the pit behind gets deeper…no-one knows what it’s all about, but I’m just hoping that it’s nothing industrial & that it will all be restored to countryside eventually!!! If I see anyone around to speak to I’ll stop & ask, but so far, all I’ve seen are monster trucks & diggers!!
So…back to my wet weekend! After work on Sunday, Amanda & I went to see ‘Iron Man 2’…I enjoyed the first movie & have to say this one did not disappoint…I think I have developed an even bigger crush on Robert Downey Junior, who I first fell in love with as Chaplin!
A great cast…& Mickey Rourke was fabulous…even if he has overdone the cosmetic surgery, he still has a great screen presence! Scarlett Johansson certainly gave Gwyneth Paltrow a run for her money in the glamour stakes & the special effects were awesome! My boys will love this one too!!
Alex had another Food Tech lesson last week & came home with a dozen mini quiche….four of which disappeared before I even had time to photograph them! Proper Quiche Lorraine with egg, cheese & bacon…yum! On Saturday, bored, he baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies…he really does have a knack for baking!
I spent most of Saturday taking part in the Dixie Pieces NSD crop…I have nothing completed to share with you yet, but will be attempting to complete all 12 challenges between now & the deadline of May 10th, so watch this space! In between times, of course, I will be fitting in the gym & am in the process of rearranging Nathans room to fit in his new bed (Yes, I gave in eventually & am ruthlessly sorting as I go!!)…so hopefully enough distraction to take my mind off food, as we are now FIVE weeks away from our Chicago trip & I am still aiming to achieve my ‘1 stone lost’ award before we fly!!
I am hoping that tomorrow will be a dry bright day, as I am spending time with Karen, Hilary & Ann…we are visiting Moggerhanger Park, hoping to see a grand sweep of bluebells. Needless to say we will be armed with our trusty camera’s, so I hope to share some images with you soon.
Thanks for dropping by & Have a great week! :)