Ah, when I think of April it takes me back to 1976, A level English, analysing TS Eliot's The Wasteland - 'April is the cruellest month ...' and George Orwell's 1984 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”' A baking hot summer when we
1 evening of Keep dancing!, Sev-ern!, Sequins, glitter and men in tight trousers. 2 of Strictly Come Dancing stars that I saw at our local theatre. And before you ask, yes Pasha Kovalev is as handsome in real life as he is on the tv.
2 weeks of school Easter holidays. Nothing like a fortnight off work to make you think 'working in a school isn't that bad after all'. Truth be told, if we didn't have to deal with teachers or children, it'd be a perfect place to be a secretary. Finish work at 3.45 and 12 weeks holiday a year.
"Would you like to come to a Boden party that I'm hosting?" asked my neighbour at number 5. "20% off all orders." Don't mind if I do. 1 free cosmetic bag and 1 new dress later ...
1 cookery demonstration attended. 3 different recipes for salmon, 1 glass of rose wine and 1 glass of pinot noir. Domestic Science lessons at school were nowhere near as much fun as this is. Not even the time I brought my lemon meringue pie out the oven too quickly, the pie almost fell off the baking tray and there was a molten lemon curd filling issue all over my uniform.
3 mountain peaks climbed by 3 members of the family. About 24 miles walked that day. And they came home with only 1 blister between them.
1 dog groomed. Dog now looking half the size that she did and back to her girlish puppy style. Wonder if this is the answer to all my problems. 10 years younger and 7 lbs lighter just by a drastic hair cut.
2 meals at home with friends. 1 Sunday lunch out. 4 Mondays when I have vowed 'this week I am going to eat healthily' and 4 Tuesdays where I have realised that I've already broken that good intention.
7 birthdays. If I had baked each one a cake I would have got through 346 candles - eeek!
So that's it for me - how's April been for you?