Monday, 8 April 2013

Weekend shenanigans

It really seemed like spring this weekend!
Friday was cold but I wrapped Megan and my nephew Owen up warm and took the bus down to Whitchurch to visit my friend and her children. Owen and her son played on the xbox and football in the garden, whilst Megan and her daughter took the more girly option of make up, gossiping and trampolining! I miss living in Whitchurch on days like this where Natalie and I open a bottle of white, throw together a Greek salad and catch up on the goings on around us. We used to spend many a summers day this way!
Once we got home, I dropped Owen back to my sisters and Megan's friend came over for a sleepover. Dinner was an easy few pizzas and salad and whilst the girls did what girls do on a sleepover, Dave and I watched A Few Good Men in bed. I forgot how much of a good film it is!

amusing themselves on the bus

Greek salad at the Spiteri's

it all got a bit silly on the way home!
I wanted to make the most of the sun on Saturday so we headed to the shops after breakfast to pick up some, compost, bulbs and pots for the garden. Whilst Dave watched the football, Megan and I potted up some plants for later in the spring and summer. Megan washed the car whilst I enjoyed a cup of tea peacefully in the sun and once the football was over, Dave and I set to work on the front borders. To be fair we got so much more done than I had hoped. A large, mostly dead lavender bush finally got removed, I pruned some plants and bushes and planted some fuschias and Dutch iris'. I was feeling ok so probably did more than my body could really take but it was good to enjoy the sun and see what we had achieved at the end of the day.

apparently only my sunglasses will do when planting hanging baskets!
tea break in the sun
getting grumpy when the sun moved!

Dinner was delicious bbq'd pork steak, garlic roast potatoes and salad. On the whole we has a really enjoyable day, although Megan was struggling with her ASD so it was quite hard work with a couple of meltdowns and her inability to get to sleep until around 12.30am.

After a lie in and breakfast of cinnamon toast, honey and fruit on Sunday morning (see recipes here) I had to go to work for a few hours. Dave and Megan went shopping in town though and met me from work. We went home to cook a lovely sausage casserole and an evening preparing for school and work the next day before watching the first MotoGP of 2013 and an episode of the wire in bed.

I can't believe another school holiday is over and that the weekend yet again has passed. If I'm honest I'm not looking forward to this week or so, Dave is away a lot and Megan will struggle with the start back at school. I am looking forward to more sunny weekends though and seeing the results of our gardening efforts soon!!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
A xx

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  1. What a great weekend! I put my potted herb garden together this weekend too. Loving the beautiful weather

    1. The weather was lovely - I hope it lasts! Sounds like your weekend was great too!

  2. Love the picture of your kids. Love it when they make goofy faces!!! Visiting from the link up. I'm also hosting one this Thursday April 11. Show me your favorite Spring Trend. HOpe you can join.


    1. Thank you - they do make me giggle! I will definitely visit your link up :) xx

  3. looks like a great weekend! love that tea cup :)

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

    1. I do like my tea cups! Thank you for stopping by xx


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