Monday, 6 June 2016

A splendid week

Mike and I booked last week as a holiday. It was half term so Harry was also off. Harry also made it clear that no parents would be interfering in his plans so for the first time no days trips were planned. He did however require an increase in his pocket money. He and his friends spent the week swimming, clothes shopping and at the cinema oh and Starbucks. He also scraped by with minimal holiday homework! 

I've misplaced my debit card but looking back there is a possibility it melted. 

Mike and I stopped at home. The weather was completely divine it was sunny every day. 
We did some gardening, we cooked some nice meals together, I did some crafting and Mike went fishing. It was completely and utterly relaxing. No motorway traffic jams, delayed planes or petulant teenagers walking round a NT property spoilt our break.  

Can you make out the foxglove I relocated from my brothers garden. £9 the dipstick paid for it and left it in it's pot. It was bone dry when I found it so I brought it home to live with me.
More foxgloves - they do make me happy.
Cherries - happier even still!!
A flowering sage plant
Some knitting

Some EPP


Well that was my week. Mike is back in work Harry back in school and I'm off until Tuesday. xx

24 comments:

  1. Well that sounds like an absolutely delightful week for all of you. Well done on rescuing that foxglove. £9! It clearly loves living with you. Have a lovely day. CJ xx

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful week, so much more relaxing than dealing with all that other stuff. I am focusing on making being at home feel like the best option, we'll see how it goes.

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  3. It sounds like a wonderful week off. There's nothing nicer than having time to please yourself what you do, a bit of this and a bit of that.

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  4. Great week by the sound of it and a day by yourself too. The garden is looking good as well. Take care.

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  5. This sounds just perfect! It'll be a long while until this happens in my house, youngest only 7....

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  6. Sounds like you've had a lovely week Jo and all the better for wall to wall sunshine for you too! The Foxgloves are beautiful x

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  7. £9 for a foxglove - is it a special variety?
    No parental interference other than supplying funds eh?

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    1. I think it won an award at Chelsea 2012 but really Sue! £9 well £8.99 really!!!! Yes funds readily received and to be fair to the boy wisely spent x

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  8. A few days to yourself sounds divine! I have not had those for years.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  9. Nice post and pictures. Good to see that you enjoyed your week off. Flighty xx

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  10. Sounds idyllic, a wonderful time had by all.

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  11. Back to school today here as well and a beautiful day. Looks like you've had a lovely week, some good together time without children xx

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  12. What a wonderful sounding week off I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I've just made that knitted scarf/shawl and I'm delighted with how it turned out in fact so delighted I've made a second one too. It's such an easy pattern isn't it? I think I will be making more as Christmas presents.
    Jackie x

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  13. Enjoy your time home alone, I love an empty house for a short time, your garden looks lovely. I love your craft's.

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  14. How smashing. Your knitting is rather pretty. x

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  15. That sounds a wonderful relaxing week pleasing yourselves. I had to smile at your comments in a previous post about embarrassing parent moments, those scenes have also occurred here! Sarah x

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  16. Hey Jo,
    I reckon they can be the best kind of week. Pottering, doing and relaxing. Perfect. I adore foxgloves too, anf the one you've swiped fromm your brother is a very pretty colour. There are similar ones growing in swathes on a gorgeous walk in Hayle. I'm going back for seed. I'd love them in my garden.
    Leanne xx

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  17. £9 for a Foxglove sounds extortionate. They grow like weeds in every garden and hedgerow, and self-seed readily! Your "Staycation" sounds very relaxing. More people should do that. Everyone is obsessed with going abroad for their holidays.

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  18. I do like the idea of a holiday at home! And yours sounds relaxing and fun. Wish I could take one as well :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  19. Glad you had a good week! That foxglove was expensive wasn't it, it is a good thing you rescued it!

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  20. Sounds just perfect to me. Nothing worse than spending your precious holiday time stuck in a jam on the M6.
    I love foxgloves as well - we have some that just appeared in the garden and they have self-seeded ever since.

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  21. I'm peeking your beautiful foxgloves...

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  22. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the week! Far more relaxing and look at all the wonderful projects you have got to work on.

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  23. I love the idea that the card has melted through over use! And I hope you've found it now?

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