Monday, 30 May 2016

Half term hols!

Yay! for lazy starts and sunshine.

I love holiday time, no alarm clocks, slow starts to the day and see what the weather holds. We're spending the week at home as Sophie is busy revising and there are far too many jobs to be getting on with here at home. Due to the sunshine, outside projects have been a more popular choice, no surprises there! That box room and wall papered ceiling is still waiting for a little much need TLC!

We've done a couple of evening walks 5km+, as my leg is feeling a little out of sorts to run at the mo. A chance to really appreciate the lovely surroundings of where we live.

Whilst waiting for the shed delivery at the end of the week, it was time to tackle the front hedge. We attempted to trim it back in October but couldn't reach fully with the ladders so ended up giving it a mohican. Jeff then made another attempt in the Easter holidays but ended up making it look a lot worse, so we've been putting it off until now.

So today he actually climbed into the middle of it all and cut it from within. I was left in charge of fielding the any branches that emerged, trimming the outside, so it at least looked straight and then sweeping up all the mess. Three trips to the tip later and a car needing hoovering clean, we were done! It still needs a little more attention but it's now a more manageable height to maintain and the neighbours seemed happy as it has now improved their view - so all round a good day x

Monday, 23 May 2016

Good Luck wishes

Wishing this girl lots of love and good luck wishes as her GCSE exams start today.

She's worked hard, so now lets hope her efforts are rewarded.

Good luck to all those taking exams x

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Making the most....

...of this sunny, dry weather!

Today we were at B&Q so bright and early, we had to wait for it to open but after a few hours of hard work the shed base is now complete, waiting now for the shed to arrive! Hard to be in for delivery all day, so probably won't get it until early half term hols

After a six week break, I've headed back to my Slimming World group to face the scales. I've gone a little over and out of target range, so I'm back on-plan to shift those couple of pounds before they become any more. I'd really missed group and the support and motivation it gives me.

I'm trying to up my running to at least 3 times a week too - hoping the nicer weather will help with that and a small matter of a week in Sorrento coming up soon.

Here's to a good week 

Sunday, 8 May 2016

A spot of gardening

When the weather is this good, you just have to spend it outside!

We've realised that the summer house is currently in the sunniest spot of the garden. We will never use it as a summer house, it's currently being used as a glorified shed! So, the plan is to put a new shed up in the shadiest part of the garden, re-locate all the stuff currently in the summer house and take it down.

So Jeff finished earlier than expected on Saturday and we made a start.....

We now have the area cleared and prepped ready to lay the base for the shed - that'll have to wait for another block of time but hopefully, by half term, we should be in a position to put up the new shed.

I've been grabbing 5 minutes out in the sunshine and have read this book. I never read unless I know I have a good block of time together, as once I start, I like to finish and I must say I read this in 2 days - a great book. It's apparently being made into a film too, something to look out for!

I'm guessing this glorious weather will change far too soon - hope you've all had a sunny weekend too x

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Farewell April....Hello May

Farewell April - a month taken up with decorating. I suspect May will be much of the same but am hoping there will be a little more sunshine and warmer weather thrown into the mix.

A little reminder that our little sale to celebrate National Stationery Week, ends tonight 

Have bought my first peonies of the year and they are beautiful.

Have also put some pictures up in our bedroom - getting there slowly!

Was treated to a rare night out -on Friday, well it was a Prefect Dinner hosted up at Jeff's school. I remember last year having short sleeves and bare legs, sigh! Am willing some warmer, sunnier weather to visit us soon!

So the first May Bank holiday is here - Jeff always has to work, so a bit of a non event but I have plenty to do and a little lie in tomorrow will be most welcome.

Have a lovely long weekend x