Monday, 28 September 2015

Me on the last Monday in September

What a glorious weekend! It was a Saturday of sunshine and sand, sequins and sparkle.
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.



12 comments:

helena said...

and it was such glorious weather for a trip to the sea. Love that picture of you hovering. Note I am not making any mention of 30 men with an odd shaped ball!!

Sian said...

What, Helena? Only one between them?

Ah, that's what I like to see: a woman happy in her work lol Wasn't it just the most beautiful weekend? Let's hope it will last! Have a good week Deb

alexa said...

Hoping you have finished the dang hoovering and are whooping it up outside or in your craft space :). Lovely to see you and wishing you a very joyful week of autumnal loveliness.

Anonymous said...

Just had a lovely catch up......so glad you fitted in that trip and I too hope that you got all that housework out of the way and are now doing something more recreational! Xx

Patio Postcards said...

There is something wonderful about a return to Autumn and the comfort foods that go with it. I have always held the belief that if you eat certain foods during the season they are meant for, there are no calories or at least reduced calorie intake.
Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your work course.

Louise H said...

We were hoping to fit a beach visit in since Autumn seems warmer than Summer did. We live a long way from any beach though (2 1/2 - 3 hours drive) and just haven't managed to fit it in this time. Glad you enjoyed your trip x

Louise said...

wow that's brought back some memories. My grandparents owned a restaurant in Frinton when i was very young!! I've not been back there since.

okay...I won't mention the Rugby :(

x

Cheri said...

Ahhhh - last minute beach trips! I am sooooo jealous!!!

Ruth said...

Didn't you have perfect weather for a trip to the seaside?!

Sandra said...

We are soooooo not talking about the rugby!

We can talk Strictly though, and I'm loving it this year hard to pick my favourite

Gail said...

Well at least you didn't use one of those beautiful weekend days to do that.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It was a glorious weekend, wasn't it? You certainly made the most of it. I can't believe it's Saturday and I'm only just catching up with the Mondayers!