Good morning, tis Friday time to take stock, look back at the week and count the silver lining
Visits from family, my Mum, sister and niece popped over on Friday last week when I was off. We had a good natter, catching up and putting the world to rights, I rarely remember to take photos (talking too much), but when my sister was trying out the snapchat filters she had me giggling (I don't do snapchat) for reasons that are fairly obvious in the photos!
We are still enjoying the cooler evenings which enable us to have the fire lit, we enjoyed sitting and enjoying the warmth, chatting and reading and I was impressed with my new reading light that attaches to my book preventing me having to put the main light on!
Saturday we decided to make a start on our garden, but first up the side of the house, there is a tiny gap between us and our neighbours and it has become overgrown and rather untidy in recent years so hubby and said 16 year old set about sorting it out. This was the start of the day
And this was the end - doesn't it look better. Weeds and rubbish removed, weed suppressant fabric laid (double layer) and then gravel on top!
Whilst the boys were busy with this I made a start on the actual back garden, this was the start of the day
and this was the end, I decided to paint it a light cream as our garden is tiny and north west facing so trying to make the most of the garden is a priority. After working on the front garden last year, our mission this year is to sort the back garden. This is only the beginning!
Sunday morning and said 16 year old had one of his keep warm team building activities with NCS. This time out at a country park, strangely enough I haven't visited this one before, but know my sister likes it for the occasional walk. We left him to it (it was RAF team building so we knew they would put him through his paces) and we set off on the circular walk around the reservoir. Whilst it is a lovely walk near the water, I wasn't awfully keen on the flies in the areas where it was quite sheltered if I'm honest so I might head here again, but perhaps before the weather starts to warm up!
We did however enjoy the blue skies!
Hubby wasn't impressed with this lot as it sets off his hay fever, but I loved the fact that it looked like there was nothing beyond
The sun was mighty bright as the selfie shows
There were a few sheltered areas and we spotted a swan nesting in the middle of some bullrushes.
Talking of swans, I didn't spot this one when I took it but it fair made me chuckle afterwards
Said 16 year old really enjoyed the activity and despite there being a couple of friends there, the team were sensible enough to mix them up so they were forced to start chatting with other people, he enjoyed having new friend requests pop up on facebook during Sunday afternoon.
Being a finance person for two charities, means the rest of the week has been pretty much wall to wall work if I'm brutally honest. I had done in excess of 30 hours between Monday and Wednesday and then had another mighty long day on Thursday. Grateful hubby went and sorted the food shop on Tuesday so I could finish some work off.
Thoroughly enjoying Broadchurch at the moment, last episode next week, for some strange reason hubby keeps falling asleep to it - goodness knows why! But then I fall asleep to some of the stuff he puts on so I suppose I shouldn't grumble.
Bumping into family at the supermarket last night twas fab, haven't seen either of them in an age.
Said 16 year old getting on with the old revision, he's been into school twice this week for revision sessions. Monday it was DT food and finishing off a bit of coursework. Wednesday it was a full day of biology revision and Thursday he had a friend over for RE and history revision! I can't fault his work ethic, I'm hoping it will give him the results he needs in the summer.
And that my people is that, I find myself at Friday morning, Good Friday and a long weekend stretched out in front of me. I hope your weekend is a good one. If you fancy joining in pop a post together and pop back and link up.