Monday 1 August 2022

Me on Monday

No prizes for guessing what all the newspaper headlines were about in England today!  Football has finally 'come home'!  

Watching our Lionesses play in this tournament has been wonderful and what role models they all are to young girls all over the country. Their attitude and behaviour has been inspirational and they deserve every celebration going.  What a way to start a week!

Let's just do a quick round up how last week looked around here.  Well there was less socialising than the previous week but I met up with my old school friends on Monday evening; it's so good to see everyone and I'm still amazed that we are still meeting up 46 years after we left school.

It was a normal week of childminding - Rosie and Leo on Tuesday and Max on Wednesday.  They certainly keep us on our toes and I bet I burn as many calories doing that as I do at my Thursday Zumba class.

Friday was stressful as Coco had to go for her heart scan.  She wasn't allowed breakfast and had to be at the vets for 8.30.  Rather than go home and worry about what news they may have for us we decided to go to Saffron Walden.  We go there fairly frequently, it's just a lovely old historical town.  Not many of the big named shops, but lots of independent retailers which I prefer to support.  We have walked past this building many times 

It's quite typical of the style of old buildings there, but we had never noticed this sign before

Apparently it was Oliver Cromwell's headquarters in 1647. 

On the way home we had a call to say Coco was ready to collect and whilst there is evidence of a heart murmur it is quite mild and she doesn't require treatment at the moment.  Back in 3 months to monitor it.  We were so relieved and she was spoilt for the rest of the day.  Didn't even get told off when she made herself comfortable on the 'work in progress' blanket

Friday was pretty eventful for my sister's side of the family.  My nephew's son (her grandson) has been participating in a ten week training course at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall and Friday was his passing out parade.  It's been a lot of hard work and strenuous activity and we are all so proud that he is now officially part of the Royal Navy.  I'm sure that there were more than one or two tears shed - happy tears though!

So what does this week hold?  At the moment the diary is pretty clear apart from childcare.  No Zumba this week but we do have our Summer Party on Sunday.  I can guarantee now that when a group of Zumba classes get together, there will be lots of action on the dance floor!  I just need to work out which are my most comfortable shoes to dance in ...


Ruth said...

What a great win for the Lionesses!
Sweet Coco looks right at home on your blanket ... I am glad that the news from the vet was reasonably hopeful.

R's Rue said...

Congrats to the Lionesses.

Barbara Eads said...

That's the think I love the most about England. You just never know when you might stumble across something old and historic! While browsing around London, we came across the very first water fountain. Also, I love that we come across sections of the ancient walls to the city now and then. Everything about England is just so interesting!

You are really nice to spoil Coco by letting her lounge on your new blanket!

Patio Postcards said...

Wonderful news that Coco doesn't need immediate attention & she does look quite comfortable on your project. I can imagine that lots of quick moves are needed in child minding your grandkids. :)