This Monday finds me off for a day as it's Half Term. A day of vet visits and a visit to the local Outlet shopping centre for some bargains for Alex and Josh. But how about the weekend?
It was a late drive to the Peak District kind of Friday night to drop Josh off for a two day hike with Explorers (It turned out to be a one day hike but more of that in a minute).
It was the first day for wearing boots this Autumn kind of Saturday...
It was a chance to nip into Manchester for a few errands (the ones that could only be done in the city like a clarinet service!)...
Then chance for a sneaky lunch, just the two of us...
My pate came in a flower pot although I'm not sure Tony felt the same about his chicken wings in the mini picnic basket or the mushrooms in a garden trowel!
There was time for a stop at the local farm shop for some fresh veg...
And also the local deli for some cheese for supper (buying local to keep them in business!)
Then it was a drive back to the Peak District again on Saturday eve (unscheduled and interrupting my Strictly viewing!) as Josh had twisted his knee and could not continue with the hike.
Thank heavens for the extra hour in bed as we stayed up late to finish our Strictly viewing (and our cheese... Wensleydale and sticky toffee pudding anyone?)
It was a lazy kind of Sunday with scrapbooking (for me), a local football derby (for hubby), book reading and play stationing (for the kids) and watching Lewis Hamilton become World Champion - Yay!
And the vet visit? Bruce was extremely curious! After a thorough check it turns out he has a heart murmur. Never knew cats could get those. However it's very mild and nothing to concern ourselves with, just something to watch.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my weekend. If you want to join in pop over and visit Sian.
Here's to a 4 day week!