Five On Friday……..The desperately clinging to Summer Edition!

I refuse to accept that Summer is over just like that!

The weather forecast for the weekend isn’t too bad for this part of the world, oh please, lets  not give up hope!

This week I have loved clinging on to summer………………….

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I have continued to walk Jack on his summer route (despite localised flooding), and when the rain had the cheek to show up……….

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it gave me the perfect excuse to get my new wellies out.

They were a real bargain in the summer sales and are so comfortable.

Perfect for dealing with summer showers.

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These lilies are three weeks old, three weeks!!!

They are still going strong and are definitely more beautiful in the flesh.

Ah I love summer flowers !

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I have enjoyed looking through our pictures of the summer so far…..!

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The photographs inspired a visit to a Turkish Restaurant in Liverpool, where we enjoyed a delicious meze.

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This week I have loved continuing with family adventures, regardless of the elements!.

We have been to Bounce Below and done some Geo Caching , it’s been great making the most of family time before the mayhem that is the school routine, begins again!

This week I’ve loved being slightly delusional but winter lasts such a long time!!!

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Thank you Amy for hosting!

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Thank you Ali and Steph for hosting!

Have a lovely day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Weekend!

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Since returning to work full time, weekends have taken on a new significance for me.

I like to make plans and have things to look forward to.

Also, the youngest is still on holiday from school and not doing much during the week, I want to do something nice with her – something she will like.

It doesn’t need to be anything flamboyant, just something that makes me feel I have done something with the weekend, other than housework.

My word of the week this week is:

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The eldest, has spent the whole week, parading around with a ginormous backpack, rehearsing for the V Festival this weekend.

I can’t say that I am not nervous about this but hey, she is 19.

Himself and I had a conversation on Monday evening that went like this:

Me – What are we doing this weekend?

Himself – Leave it with me.

Me – What about going to the outdoor theatre in Liverpool – it is Jungle Book this Saturday?

(himself rushes to check the weather forecast)

Himself – Torrential rain is forecast, it would be miserable.

Tuesday Evening –

Himself – What about extreme trampolining? I will look it up.

Himself – They only have 9am slots free, we  have to walk Jack and it is 40 miles away – too early.

Wednesday Evening –

Himself – A ferry to Belfast from Birkenhead? I will look it up.

Himself – It costs a fortune, oh I suppose that is because it is August.

Thursday Evening –

Himself – Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the youngest will love it, I will look it up.

Collective response – The lights start in a couple of weeks let’s leave it until then.

Himself – A coupe of nights in The Lakes? I will look it up.

Himself –  It is peak season, everywhere dog friendly is booked.

Himself – What about Iron Bridge?

Me – Oh yes, that would be lovely!

Himself – What about the weather forecast? .

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Therefore, I still have no idea what we will do this weekend, despite having talked about it all week.

One thing is for sure, it will involve a dog walk.

Do you have some great plans for this weekend, or any ideas to share?

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Have a lovely day!

 

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day……..?

Oh no, did you think I was turning all intellectual on you? I just wanted to show you this picture of these stunning tulips. In the Glade, we are so ready for winter to go now and for spring to spring. image Although, if I was to compare you to a summer’s day, it would be high praise indeed. To me it’s the best sort of day there is!! The jug was purchased sometime ago to remind us of a wonderful sunny afternoon in the summer of 2013,  spent watching William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Grosvenor Park, Chester. Click here for details of this year’s play.