A bit of a frustrating week with getting my accreditation for the Commonwealth Games, lots of family/friend visits, days out, cleaning and packing and a lot of TV watching in between.
We've organised house/pet sitters for the dog and cat and various dog walkers while we are away, hence why I've done so much cleaning before travelling.
210 Saturday We spent the day visiting. First stop mum to help her with her shopping, then onto Grandchild. We called in for one last look at the flat, before we exchange contracts at the end of the week.
211 Sunday Off to the Welland Steam Rally, day spent with Mary and family from over40andamumtoone Also met another friend with her children.
Our first close contact get together since pre covid. We actually saw one another more when I was living in Dubai, than we have done in the past year since returning to the UK full time.
212 Monday I didn't go into Birmingham as I was tired and didn't want a wasted day chasing my accreditation as I hadn't heard from anyone. I pottered around, watched TV and sorted things out for our trip.
Nice and easy microwave 'knee tea'
213 Tuesday Into Birmingham for 6.45am. I had tow all 5km to reach the accreditation tent and by the time it was sorted I was 45 mins late. Had a good day as a 'way finder' directing athletes and personal to various places. home by 5pm evening spent watching the games on the TV.
214 Wednesday Back into Birmingham, sussed out the buses so no walking. Had a fab day, held a gold medal and met and chatted with lots of medal winners. home by 5pm and another evening spent watching the games on TV.
215 Thursday Peter off to visit child 1 and grandchild. I spent the day packing and cleaning then evening spent with friend with chips and wine.
I tried to get a screen shot, but grandchild dancing and doing gymnastics.
216 Friday Panic call to Australia as Peter's visa wasn't sorted, all done with a new application on his 2nd passport. Out to get my nails done, called in at neighbours mums house for a cuppa, packed last few bits and cleaned downstairs. Evening spent watching TV.
The bougainvillea are thriving in this dry weather.
On the blog this week:
Volunteering at the Commonwealth Games
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It sounds like you have had a really busy week. That's great news about exchanging contracts for the flat. Lovely to see you and Mary together and it sounds like quite an experience at Birmingham. xReplyDelete
it was a lovely week, just how I like themDelete
Sounds like you had a very busy week :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for Hosting - have a funtastic week, ahead!
I love being busyDelete
I'm so jealous you got to experience volunteering at the Games. I would have loved to have done that although not realistic to apply given I would have had to work/take time off for school hols with N.ReplyDelete
it almost didn't work out for me in the end and I only had 2 days available to work inDelete
How lovely to have a day out with Mary and her family. Glad you finally got your accreditation sorted out and were able to volunteer at the Commonwealth Games. Lovely to get to hold a gold medal and chat with some medal winners. #project365ReplyDelete
it was lovely being able to meet so many athletesDelete
Such a shame that the start of the Commonwealth Games experience was stressful but I'm very jealous of you holding a gold medal! Glad you were able to meet up with Mary and other friends. #project365ReplyDelete
It was a great opportunity. We had a fab day with Mary and familyDelete
I bet it was amazing at the Commonwealth Games. Isaac's friend went as a future para swimmer and had an amazing time.Hope the VISA is all sorted nowReplyDelete
Visa got sorted the day before travel, was nerve rackingDelete