Saturday 30 June 2018

A sentence a day for June

Joining in again with Leslie and recording my days, a sentence at a time {not always as simple as it sounds}.

Day 1:  For someone who gets anxious at the thought of dentists, what do you think would be the absolute worst place for me to spend the first day of the new month?  (Even if it was just for a six monthly check up which revealed nothing needed to be done?) ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Day 2: One of the bonuses of having people over on a Saturday night is that the house is then super clean for the next few days (well, the downstairs is - I always assume guests won't be venturing upstairs to see where I've hidden all the mess)

Day 3: A fun afternoon/evening at Paul's cousin's house celebrating a big birthday, they had booked a guitar duo who played music from the early 70s and it was great to relive our youth. 

Day 4: We are having the front garden landscaped and today is the first day that the workmen are here - must remember to stock up on milk, biscuits and tea bags!

Day 5: Ventured out to the exercise class I discovered last week and although I still feel like the only new girl there, they seem a friendly bunch and next week maybe I'll be brave enough to introduce myself to some others.

Day 6: Builders have left, which gives me plenty of reading time for the online book club Leslie is hosting - it's a cracker of a book and I am constantly wanting to pick up my kindle and read just one chapter more!

(Paving complete, now to put down gravel and plant up the bare bits!)

Day 7: It was hard to get Leo to say bye bye to the bunnies in the local pet shop but I had a feeling his mum wouldn't be too happy if she came home from work and found that he'd acquired a pet.

Day 8: A brief visit from our son who'd been to buy a car ready for his return to a more rural location after 6 years of living in cities where it's easier to jump on a bus/train/tram than own a car.

Day 9: A lovely sunny day meant an impromptu trip out to the local 'Pick your own' to get some fantastic strawberries - why do they taste so much nicer when you've picked them yourself?

Day 10: My friend's daughter who was the UK Eurovision singer is back in her home town as part of a nationwide tour - of course I had to go and see her!

Day 11: Sun was shining, time to tackle the overgrown flower bed in the front garden!

Day 12: Another day, another Zumba class, the instructor had us all laughing as she told us about her trip to London at the weekend where she came across a group of naked cyclists ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Day 13: A trip to Cambridge where it felt like us 'locals' were far outnumbered by Chinese tourists!

Day 14: We went in search of boxes that our son can use for packing up his possessions ready for their move to their new house .. in 18 days time ... not that I'm counting ๐Ÿ˜‰

Day 15: Paella night at our friends' house - this has become quite a tradition to celebrate the start of summer, they cook the most amazing paella! {and serve it with generous amounts of gin and tonic}

Day 16: A quiet day after a late night (see above!) involved a bit of internet shopping as the summer sales have started in almost every shop now and I have the perfect excuse for 'needing' new clothes as we have a holiday coming up very soon.

Day 17: Father's Day and both 'children' came to visit in the morning followed by a meal of his choice with a nice bottle of wine and then World Cup football all afternoon - his idea of a perfect Sunday!

Day 18: Football.  Harry Kane.  Nothing more to say.

Day 19:  Coco and I both had a hair cut, one of us also had our 'colourless' hairs tinted.

Day 20: Pub lunch in Widdington, why does a gin and tonic at lunchtime make you feel so sleepy in the afternoon?

Day 21: Leo's childminder is away this week so we have extra babysitting duties

Day 22: Leo has a party to go to at the weekend and has to go in fancy dress, here he is dressed as everybody's favourite man in uniform

Day 23:  Went to Trinity College, Cambridge to listen to a friend performing in a brass band concert - was such a lovely afternoon.

Day 24:  Football.  More football. Apparently we are now guaranteed to be in the next round.

Day 25: Shopping in town for last minute holiday essentials - almost time to get the suitcases out the loft and start making lists.

Day 26:  Very grateful for the fact that the Zumba instructor worked out how to use the air conditioning unit at the Rugby Club hall this morning.

Day 27:  Chilled by the paddling pool most of the day - well, I was by the pool, someone else else was hogging it to themselves

Day 28: Took Leo to Little Monsters House of Fun, a soft play area, where we both tired ourselves out chasing around the slides, tunnels, climbing frames and ball pits. 

Day 29: Took delivery of my niece's dog who will be staying for the weekend while they go camping - I wonder why they didn't want to share their tent with a 12 year old Tibetan Terrier?

Day 30:  Our guest, Ozzy, has made himself so much at home that he has taken some of Coco's favourite sleeping spots.

So that's it for June - half way through the year!  How did your month look?


Patio Postcards said...

Your changes at the front of your house are really nice, very welcoming & clearly marks where the front door is. Oh the bunnies, I'd would have had to been pulled away from them too. Nice hair - it looks holiday ready.

Ruth said...

Colourless hairs - love that!

Leslie Roberts Clingan said...

Oh, Debs, you make me laugh! How dare that Leo not scrunch over and let you in the pool. Heavens.

His mom is probably very thankful that he didn't come home with a bunny! We had bunnies for years and they ate everything in sight. Door frames, carpet, clothing. Ugh.

So glad you enjoyed the first book for the book club. This second one is haunting me a bit. I read a little and then have to walk away for awhile. I grew up in Memphis, Shelby County, where the book is set. And went to school with children from a children's home. I always thought they were well taken care of but many of them had been removed from the homes' of their parents, for one reason or another and weren't orphans at all.

Have enjoyed seeing glimpses on Insta of your projects around the yard and house. Hope you will do a big reveal soon.

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