Bank Holiday Weekend
I could definitely get used to 4-day weekends! Usually by the time Sunday evening comes I am exhausted and could do with another few days to recover! Well I’ve vaguely had that this weekend.
Friday we decided to go shopping over in Reading. We’ve been talking for a while as to what we could get each other for an anniversary present, but could never think of anything. Then on Thursday night while I was lying in bed I thought of a little art gallery in Reading that once had some lovely pictures in that both Chris and I liked, but at the time we’d been saving up for the wedding so couldn’t justify buying one. So we decided we’d head over there and see if they were still there and could buy one (if it was in our price range). F.A.I.L. None of them were in there. (Turns out a lot of his work is sold out at the moment, and also fairly expensive and out of our price range….may have to look to see if he does prints anywhere at all. (These are the pictures we like) We also planned on going to Sweat Shop and finding me some running shoes, as this is my new mission for the summer (watch this space!), but as I’ve got dodgy feet and knees I thought it best to get myself properly fitted for running shoes that would suit either my feet, or my orthotics. Well I got fitted, and found a pair of shoes that would be great…except they didn’t have them in my size and are unsure when they might get some in. F.A.I.L. So Chris looked up on the Sports Direct website and saw they had them in, so off we went there. F.A.I.L! But the promised me they had them in over in the Calcot store, so off we went there. F.A.I.L. I was getting pretty fed up by this point, so we headed home! I would like to say that we did have a few successes while shopping in Reading, but I honestly couldn’t tell you what they are right now, as Friday seems a long time ago!
Saturday we just pottered around the house, I did some rubbing down of woodwork and painted it in the second bedroom, and we put the curtain pole and curtains up in there too, so it’s slowly coming together. One of these days we may even finish it!! I think we’ve decided on which carpet we want in there, and for the stairs and landing too, so we just need to phone up and order that. And, we may even have a look to see if we can take the wardrobe in there apart, as it’s so huge I very much doubt we would be able to get it out of the room without scuffing my lovely woodwork!! If it turns out we can’t put it back together again, then we will just get ourselves a new wardrobe at some point to go in there. We also popped over to the farm shop down the road, as we’ve decided that the fruit and veg at Asda is just rubbish, and only last about 30minutes before going off (OK, so that may be a slight exaggeration, but either way we’re not impressed with their stuff), and stocked up on veg we will need for the week. Ooops, some cheese savouries might have accidentally slipped into the basket as well!
Sunday we then headed over to Chris’ mum’s. We’ve only seen her for one night since before Christmas, so it’s been lovely going over and staying at hers. Obviously Easter is a pretty busy time for her (she’s a vicar!) so we let ourselves into the house and turned the oven on to start cooking dinner. After a lovely dinner (while watching the football – I did not agree to this part when planning to go over there!) we decided to play a bit of Bananagrams. I am now totally obsessed with this game, and must buy myself it, unless anyone else cares to!? *smiles sweetly and flutters eyelashes* We had many a game of this, and then chatted for a while and watched a film. We were all absolutely shattered, so headed up to bed, and surprise surprise I couldn’t sleep! Oh well, I had my book to read.
Monday! Whoop, not at work! AND I remembered to turn my alarms off for once! We just pottered about the house for a while in the morning, and then headed over to Homebase as Jan wanted a garden table and chairs. She majorly failed on that part as they didn’t have the one she wanted in, but we had a success. We got ourselves a lovely wooden plant support…thing! It’s a nice big almost trellice like pyramid that our sweetpeas will grow up around (I’ll post pictures once it’s all planted up!) We also go ourselves some garden furniture oil for our new bench, some plant pots, and my favourite thing of all, a pretty tea caddy. We then went back to Jan’s, had some bacon sarnies, and packed up. Jan had been storing some of our garden bits at hers while we were living in the flat, so we got some of those bits back, as well as two garden chairs, and we attempted a big wooden bird feeder, but it wouldn’t fit in the car. And off we went home! I do love spending time with Jan. I think I’m very lucky that I have such a wonderful mother-in-law and that we get on so great. I hope she feels the same about me!!!!
I still feel as though I could do with another couple of days off work, but hey ho! Now just to collapse on the sofa for the night – I had planned on finishing off painting the last of the woodwork in the second bedroom, but that can wait for another day.
How was your bank holiday weekend? I hope you all enjoyed the lovely sunshine we had…before the heavens opened this afternoon!!