Sunday, 16 June 2013

Another Week.....

....has gone by and so it's time for me to try and record a bit of what has happened.

Last Sunday's car boot offerings were a bit thin of the ground for me although everyone else did well. My only spend was £1.00 on this heart print scarf.

I spent a bit more later on in the week when I found these large bags in Store Twenty One.
I have been on the look-out for a pretty and practical storage solution for all the Christmas and birthday gifts I buy during the year. I like to keep the things I buy in our bedroom and apart from a couple of polka dot patterned boxes I have just been using boring and basic cardboard boxes, these are a much prettier alternative.

Wednesday was book group. We talked out last month's read, The Grapes of Wrath, which everyone agreed was outstanding and this is our book for June. I am half way through it already and am finding it pretty boring to be honest. Maybe the second half will be a bit more interesting.

I went out Thursday morning to buy a couple of things the children had requested for Father's day and whilst I was out I spied this polka dot windmill. It stuck out of my shopping bag and whizzed around in the wind as I was walking back to the car.
I had quite a long list of things I wanted to do once I was home again but when I was out I didn't feel at all well. My legs felt a bit wobbly and so did my tummy. I got home and crawled into bed and slept for nearly 2 hours!

Saturday morning we were all up and in town by 10 am as G and T were doing their sponsored walk for Stroke Association.
When we arrived in the park there didn't seem to be much activity and in fact only 13 people had signed up for the event. To help boost numbers people who had come along to support some walkers joined in and so S and I donned a t-shirt each and we took part in the walk too. There were walks of various lengths to do and we opted to do the longest one which was a walk up to the Common and back. G said this would make sure we earned the sponsorship money!

Huge thanks to those who made a donation and those who left messages of support, everyone was very much appreciated.

As we were all now taking part we had to re think our plans and so we stopped off in the Hawthorns cafe at the Common for our lunch and found that the friendly robin, who was there during our last visit and who had very obligingly posed for photos then, was happy to do so again. 

And so to today. It's been a very mellow Father's day. A difficult one for G as it is the first without his dad. I can remember the first one without my dearest dad and how much it hurt and how I ached to be able to see him and talk to him.
It does still hurt of course, but the pain isn't as raw as when it's 'the first'.

S wanted to buy G mint Matchmakers and a bottle of cider and T's idea was to buy a little storage box for screws and nails and other DIY bits and fill it up with little bars of chocolate and fruity chewy sweets. G loved all of the gifts and said he felt like a very special dad indeed.

My sister gave me this card and today is a good day to share.


  1. Hey you!
    Another week is a good title, cant believe its June already.
    I love seeing what bargains you come up with!
    I need a book for my hols can you reccomend any? Preferably one I can find in a charity shop!!
    Sorry we are rubbish at meeting up.
    will you be going to the skyride?
    I have a feeling it could be our yearly meet up!

  2. Great finds especially the pretty storage bags.
    Shame there wasn't a good turn out for the walk - I think there is just so much on every weekend. Well done for joining in !

  3. Well done to you all on completing the sponsored walk, such a shame that so few people signed up for it. What a great photo of the robin. There's one at the allotment which comes and perches on our spades when we're down there and watches what we're doing. Waiting for us to uncover worms, no doubt. Father's Day must be very hard for people who are missing their dads, but T and S will have taken G's mind off things a little by showing him how much he's loved as a dad himself.

  4. Love your heart print scarf, Lisa. And lovely poem, too. x

  5. Another week indeed - how are they going so fast? Half way through 2013 already!!

    What a shame not many people took part in the sponsored walk. I'd love to have sponsored G but money is so tight for us at the moment with me only working part time. You had some lovely finds this week, those bags looks great!

  6. Well done to you all . I
    can't believe that only 13 had signed up. You did so well though xxxx

  7. Well done for completing the race, even it was only a few of you it still all counts. Father's Day must be hard on you, but it sounds like you had a fun time. I read The Secret Scripture for book group a few years ago. It divided the group, some loved it, some thought it was bonkers. I'm not sure if I read it... x