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.