We always try to get a trip to Frinton on the calendar every year and we knew that time was running out before Autumn well and truly kicked in. I've been watching the time of the tides and the weather forecasts and finally they matched up so we dusted off the picnic blanket, filled up the cool box with sandwiches and cake and headed off for the coast. Coco, ever the overexcited dog, sensed that something was afoot. She saw bags being packed, she saw people getting ready to go out and you could see her thinking 'uh oh, they're off without me' so when we got her car harness out of the drawer and clipped her lead onto it she was beside herself with joy. Only she wasn't expecting to go in the car, she thought we were off for a long walk so we had pathetic crying and moaning going on in the back seat for about a third of the journey. After she realised that all that fuss was making no difference, she gave up and went to sleep.
After a lovely day in the sun, playing on the beach, picnic on the green, a trip to the ice cream shop and it was time to go home ... in time for the return of Saturday night Strictly Come Dancing! They seem to have a better bunch this year, although there was a bit of 'Dad dancing' from one of the contestants, and a new professional dancer who was very easy on the eye! Ah, the first sign of Autumn, Saturday night Strictly! And please could no one mention the rugby? Oh dear. And the next game which is a crucial one is against Australia - the team I got in the sweepstake at work - talk about divided loyalties.
Sunday was a day of 'could this be the last time we cut the lawn?' although I'm pretty sure we said that last week too. Roast lamb for lunch with plum crumble for dessert. There is something very comforting about the foods in season this time of year.
So - Me on Monday. Well this Monday finds me at home for a change. I've swapped my working days because I have to go on a training course on my usual day off. Although it's lovely to be home this morning, I know that come Wednesday I'll be moaning about not having a day off mid week. Am I having a fun and exciting time on my unexpected day off? Am I heck, I'm hoovering ...
Hope you are having more fun where you are!
Giving up a wave to Sian, the instigator of Me on Monday.