Saturday, 7 July 2018

Week 27 - One Daily Positive

This summer is just stunning, long may it continue, I'm outdoors as much as possible, sitting by the river, having my lunch in the park and typing up thousand of children's names on a data base for receiving Christmas presents in and around Pretoria, South Africa this year. A project I've been involved with since 2011.

This week I'm grateful for my family and friends.

182 Sunday was a lazy day, spent online and flicking through magazines for wedding ideas, I wrote and sent some postcards, before Daughter in Law to be 2a, took me to the Belfast Airport. On arrival I was collected by my friend's son and stayed at their house for the night in Malvern.

183 Monday my friend drove me back to Monmouth, we stopped on route for coffee and cake in Ledbury. In the evening I unpacked, watched TV, saw mum and had an early night.

184 Tuesday and I did nothing, well I lie, I went out for coffee, did a food shop and paid the utility bills for the UK and Dubai. I've now booked my trip to Munich in just over 2 weeks and will be staying in a hotel in Manchester the day I arrive back, as there's no transport to get me home, till the morning.

185 Wednesday at mum's early for the kitchen fitter to sort out and repair some issues since mum moved into the new build. Afterwards we went to the crematorium to see my father's memorial vase and plague. In a weeks time, it will be a year since he died. We have been to the crematorium since he died but this is the first time we've seen the memorial. We had lunch on the way home. In the evening I went out with child 2 and 2a for my birthday dinner.

186 Thursday off to meet Chloe in nearby Abergavenny for a coffee and gossip. Having been awake most of the night with a migraine, I slept in the afternoon and chips in the garden for my tea.

187 Friday I took Mum food shopping, managed to throw boiling hot coffee over both of us, collected Mini Me from school in the afternoon and took her to Thing 1, 2 & 3, who all modelled their new socks I bought them from my trip last week.


188 Saturday my oldest twitter friend Chrissie came up to Monmouth for the weekend. This isn't a picture of Chrissie, I just love the way things grow in the UK, everywhere, not a single opportunity missed.

Peter arrives next week, we have another wedding, kids and family further a field to visit and hopefully plenty of sunshine and beer.

On the blog this week:

Letter writing and communicating the old fashioned way.
Did you know Monmouth has a castle?
Wild flowers and weeds in Wales. My summer in the UK.
Window cleaning in Dubai How they clean the windows on the world's tallest building.






20 comments:

  1. You've had another busy week, travelling and meeting up with friends and family, how do you manage to do it?! It must be exhausting to cram so much. :) The ruins look like an inspired background for the modern art statue.

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    1. trust me this has been one of my quiet years for travelling around the uk

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  2. The weather has been lovely hasn't it...I am useless in the heat. I try to stay indoors. It sounds like you had a busy week!
    I love those socks! So cute!
    Ahh! I found myself weeding the back yard wall so I could take photos for my blog today. lol

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    1. i've had enough of the heat now, driving me mad

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  3. Sounds like another busy week for you. It's strange how both you and Erica have been to Ledbury this week! Love the photos of the little ones in their socks.

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    1. yes I noticed, keep meaning to organise a meet up with her and catch up with you also, but it's not looking likely until the end of august now

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  4. Sounds like a busy and fun week. Love the matching socks, they are great, Often amazes me as well how precariously some plants attach themselves to cracks and crevices and thrive.
    Lunch and a birthday dinner out on the same day, lucky woman

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    1. I'm loving the wild flowers in the UK right now, getting some funny looks taking pictures of weeds

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  5. The flowers are stunning, I haven't had a beautiful bouquet in my home for ages! #365

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    1. I've been loving the fresh flowers in the UK, so expensive in Dubai

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  6. Sounds like a busy week. Pretty flowers.Hope the upcoming wedding goes ok.

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    1. it has been much quieter than my normal weeks

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  7. Remind me not to sit to close to you if you've got a cup of coffee then! I don't know your part of the world at all but it does all look very pretty. I've heard the rains coming as soon as the schools break up :( #365

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    1. it's usually peter that sends the coffee flying

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  8. Hope you didn't hurt yourselves with the coffee! Looks like you had a lot going on this week

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    1. no injuries just badly embarrassed

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  9. Some beautiful scenic shots and another busy week in the sun! #project365

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  10. Another busy week. Must be hard with that year milestone for your Dad fast approaching.

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    1. thank you, the build up has been difficult

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