It was a weekend of sunshine and
Saturday saw me preparing for friends to come over for dinner in the evening. My first proper meal for guests in the new kitchen. I’ve never been so tidy or so organised! I cooked as much as I could in advance and I have to recommend the dessert that I made, Lemon Meringue Pie that Mary Berry demonstrated in her recent series. O.M.G. Seriously good and seriously easy. The weather was lovely and we were able to sit outside after dinner until it got quite dark and someone mentioned something like ‘is that a bat flying around your tree?’ Because honestly, that is a sentence that never fails to make me dash back inside!
Sunday was a real mix of weather and we got drenched taking Coco out in the morning. If we’d waited a couple of hours we would have saved ourselves a lot of drying off time. I was so tired after disturbed sleep on Friday night and then a late night on Saturday I have to ashamedly admit to a post-dinner nap. Oh that lovely feeling of having had your Sunday lunch, with a mojito to go with it, sun shining in through the patio doors, feet up, lots of cushions, ‘I’ll just close my eyes for a moment …’ ‘Oops, now it’s mid afternoon and I still haven’t loaded the dishwasher.’Not too many more Mondays at work left this academic year ,three to be exact which is a great thought until I think about all the work I need to get done before the end of term. I know people think that school secretaries have an easy life (we don’t) and how lovely it must be to get the long summer holidays and still be paid (it really is) but we do in effect have to fit 6 weeks work into the last week of term so we can hit the ground running when we return in September. You still don’t feel sorry for me do you? You’re still thinking of not working for six weeks and still getting paid aren’t you? You’ll just have to take my word for it – the next few weeks are going to be manic!
So what am I doing this Monday?
Sian before I pop over there to see what she's up to this Monday.