Hi there! I'm back to give a big wave to everyone while joining in with Sian's Me on Monday idea. I missed last week but if I had joined in, my photo would have shown ice packs, paracetamol and ibuprofen gel. I twisted my back awkwardly and next thing I knew I was in loads of pain. So from now on I must remember that the others taking part in Fitsteps classes are probably 20 years younger than and I don't have to try and keep up with any frantic Zumba moves. I must also remember that an oven pan containing 2 half shoulders of lamb slow braising with 2 litres of stock will be heavier than I may have anticipated when putting in and out of the oven to baste. Furthermore, when lifting an overflowing washing basket, you should not try and twist to get through a half open door. You will get away with two of those things but the last one will 'break the camel's back'.
There are many lovely things about having Jon back, not least the fact that he loves to cook (let's not mention his lack of loving clearing up after himself). So this weekend has seen me enjoying meals that I haven't had to cook myself "you get the ingredients Mum, and I'll cook." It's a deal! There's also been a lot of garden clearing - although I've had to have many coffee breaks due to not having a fully functioning back and not wishing to undo all the good work of resting for a few days. That's my story and I'm sticking to it ;-) there's been dog walking, sloe berry picking, book reading*, clothes altering and finishing Season 4 of Breaking Bad.
Which brings us to Me on Monday. Can you spot the clue in my outfit that tells you that temperature have dropped in the mornings around her?
Ah yes, the first sign of autumn in the office. When necklaces are replaced by cotton scarves.
*The Midwife's Confession. Have you read it? If not, I really recommend it. So many secrets to unravel!