I've been getting a lot of rest and sleep despite having to sort out issues with current tenants and dealing with neighbours who rent one of the flats who seem to think they can use the communal hallway to store their stuff in. They also leave the communal door on the catch when they go out.
Sorry about the quality of photo's as I've actually been with people and occupied.
55 Sunday Out for coffee and blogging, popped in to see 2 and 2a and drove to Keynsham to visit my MIL for the night. I randomly stopped at friends we used to see an awful lot of when the kids were growing up, between 1996 and 2002, when we moved to Malvern and them to Yate. We've kept in touch over the past 16 years and just pick up where we last left off. The last time we saw each other was in 2013 on a beach in Bream Sands.
Misty morning in Monmouth
56 Monday MIL and I met with niece for a coffee, then headed off to a retail park. I drove back via Cirencester to collect child 5 from work and take him out for dinner, before getting home at 9pm and straight to bed.
Clear blue skies in Cirencester.
57 Tuesday Coffee meet up with Instagram friend @rubbishwife followed by spending the afternoon with Thing 1 for ice cream, shopping treat and the park, called in the pub to see child 3 on the way home, cooked dinner and in bed by 8pm.
58 Wednesday Woke at 3am, was nice to be able to chat with Peter for a while before he had to go to work, I sorted paperwork and by 8am I was drinking coffee in the near by town of Abergavenny, did some shopping, called in at the community centre to see Indigo Wilderness and spent the afternoon with Things 1, 2 & 3 and my niece at the park, we took a picnic.
I may ahve bought 1 Easter egg too many.
59 Thursday I was so ill all day, couldn't get out of bed until after mid day, finally managed a bath and got out for an hour just to get some fresh air and make sure I was able to sleep. Had a lovely early mothers day gift from 4 and 4a through the post.
60 Friday Child 3 has been working in the local pub while he's visiting from Australia. Sadly the landlady died in tragic circumstances a couple of weeks ago and it was the funeral today. I drove son to the Crematorium, half the town was in attendance, then immediately whisked him back to the pub so he could open up for the wake. Met friends for lunch, popped in at mums, saw the Things and had an early night.
61 Saturday Met Mum for coffee, visited child 1 in Gloucester and stopped at a friends on the way back for the evening. Another gift from 4 and 4a for Mother's Day.
On the blog this week:
I was a child of the 70's who parented in the 90's, there was little difference between my childhood and that of my children, I dread to think how my kids will manage under the glare of social media.
When I'm in the UK I stay in our flat in Monmouth, it's a small town but you'd be surprised at what you can do in Monmouth Town.
Lovely that you've been able to catch up with old friends and enjoy some early Mother's Day presents. I hope the funeral went as well as it could #365ReplyDelete
thank you, but sadly we have another one soon, it's been great catching up with friends and looking forward to seeing you and Sarah soonDelete
A mixed week. Hope you're feeling better. The neighbours who store their stuff in the hallway are inconsiderate and also endanger the others by making the fire escape more difficult. Beautiful blue skies and the swans with theie elegant necks.ReplyDelete
I haven't started yet buying proper Easter eggs, though did buy a few creme eggs for my boys.
I keep challenging the neighbours and they move the stuff when told but I'm not here year roundDelete
Ooh I love Easter eggs, I have to hold off buying them til later otherwise I will demolish them myself. Nice that you've been able to catch up with everyone.ReplyDelete
i have eaten one that I had to replace lolDelete
Really nice to catch up with old friends, must have been nice to grow up in one place.ReplyDelete
Suspicious circumstances does not sound good, but nice half the community turned out for her.
Hope you are feeling better.
You always cram so much into your days.
it feels like i cram a lot in but with only me to fill the 24 hours it's easily doneDelete
It sounds like you have been busy.Hope you managed to sort the neighbours and the tenants out.ReplyDelete
neighbours and tenants all sorted now thankfullyDelete
Dealing with the tenants and an neighbours sounds very time consuming and frustrating. I hope you sorth them out.ReplyDelete
It sounds like you have been out and about all over the place catching up with people, how lovely.
So sorry about the funeral. x
every bloody trip its neighbours and tenants grrrrrrrDelete
It can be lovely to catch up with old friends. I too have grown-up close by to where I live now. I do hope you are feeling better xxReplyDelete
I only lived in this area for 6 yearsDelete
You've certainly had a busy week. How lovely to spend so much time with friends and family. The early mother's day gifts are lovely too.ReplyDelete
really pleased with child 4 and 4a's effortsDelete
Sounds like a busy week driving around and meeting friends! Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well.ReplyDelete
it's great catching up with so many peopleDelete
Sounds like you've done a lot of catching up with loved ones this week #365ReplyDelete
i have indeedDelete
Eating Easter eggs already! We have out ours safely away or they wouldn't survive another month! #project365ReplyDelete
I had to buy the eggs early for the kids in the UK, before i returned to dubaiDelete