Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Me on a Monday...but a bit late!

Sorry, sorry a bit late here as having a busy week!  Off work and making the most of it :)  I'm linking up with Sian's meme Me on a Monday to share my weekend....

The weekend started Thursday with some fabulous GCSE results from Alex.  I know a few of my blog visitors were in a similar situation so I hope there was joy & happiness in your homes too.

So on to the real weekend which carried on straight into Friday as I am now off work for two weeks. It was a meeting up for lunch with a friend kind of day.  We are responsible for the itinerary for the "girls' weekend" away this year.  With 12 of us and 4 days/3 nights to fill we always have an itinerary or we'd never decide on anything! The planning went well and was accompanied by some tapas to get us in the mood...


It was a chilling  kind of Saturday for Josh and I as Tony and Alex went off to the match with one of her friends, having been lent some season tickets for the week.  Alex had decided she no longer wanted to scrap so has gifted me her stash which meant a good sort out Saturday morning and a pile for the bin, a pile for charity and a big pile for me :)  It's not anything current but there are some nice papers and embellies in there and I'm on a shopping ban at the moment as still no budget for stash...



So after several hours of a screen (for Josh) and scrapping (for me) we came together for a game of Trivial Pursuit in the garden and read books in the sunshine...I'm slowly getting back into reading and determined to finish The Book Thief before I go back to work. Josh?  Well, he reads about a book every two days!  It was a baking hot kind of evening so after tea outside we carried on with another game "Best of British" where Josh and I were doing so well until we were rained off and had to move inside then the tide turned and our a***s were well and truly whipped by the opposing team!!  At least it gave me the opportunity to grab a photo for the Summertime Scavenger hunt :)...


It was glorious English summer kind of Sunday (the type of day we have not seen enough of this year!) so we headed off to North Yorkshire to walk the Ingleton Waterfall Trail.  The trail is 4 1/2 miles long and takes in several waterfalls and beautiful scenery. There are also a lot of ups and downs so by the end of it I felt like I'd walk twice the distance...






It also meant I managed to capture a quick family selfie - all to rare to get all of us in one pic these days!...


It was a lazy kind of Sunday evening with a quick stop in the torrential rain for food at Charnock Richard Services - we'd been so busy relaxing and enjoying the weekend we forgot the food shop! - and then a settle down for some "House" kind of Sunday evening viewing all together.

Hoping the weather is kind this week too as having a little stay-cation in the North West.  Any other holidays on hold until Tony gets a job!


8 comments:

Sian said...

There's still plenty of time for me to wish you a good week with lots of good things in it. Hurray for great exam results and new stash! I need to put The Book Thief on my list, I think

Sandra said...

Firstly great news on the results front. Then next lucky you, stash and sun! I suggest staying away from Epsom, as it's been raining pretty much non stop for days lol. Have fun xxx

KraftyKaren said...

Sounds like a very lovely weekend, have a great week x

Louise said...

so pleased to hear results were good for Alex...great selfie of you all. Good luck to Tony on the job hunting x

Louise H said...

Well done to Alex, a good reward for all her hard work - my boys start Y11 next week and I am worrying already. The waterfalls look fab and well done on the selfie - my daughter bought a selfie stick but I've only remembered to use it once for a family selfie x

My not so simple life said...

Great photos, looks like a beautiful walk

Michelle loves allsorts said...

Gr8 pics! Woooo..... for the ace results! We had Lolly's last year it's so nerve racking. The photos of that waterfall trail are brilliant.....I'd love to go there.

Becky said...

I loved the Book Thief - have you seen the film yet? Looks like you had a wonderful walk.

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