Well we all know the weekend officially starts on Friday evening and so to help us relax into it G and I decided we should watch a movie.
Now last year my lovely blog friend Jo set herself the challenge of watching one old movie a month which I thought was an excellent challenge.
I already had a little pile of movies which I had been given as gifts or picked up cheaply at car boot sales during this past year which I hadn't got around to watching and then I got three new ones for Christmas, so inspired by Jo I have determined to make sure I make time to watch one of month.
First up was a bit of fifties froth in the shape of How to Marry a Millionaire. I have seen this before but G hadn't and judging from his reaction I don't think he'll be making time to watch it again!
I love it because Marilyn Monroe is in it and I love her.
Of course it's a completely ridiculous story but who cares when the costumes are so fabulous.
I was very productive Saturday morning and armed with a lovely cuppa in the lovely big cup I was given when I left my last job I set to with my diary and the weekly planner.
The planner was my Christmas present from my mother-in-law and I love the beach themed illustrations. A pad of 52 non dated sheets labelled Monday-Sunday with enough space to write in appointments, reminders for events during the week and very importantly each day's evening meal. I'm hoping I can get myself into the habit of doing this each Saturday morning so I can feel more organised.
G sent me a text Saturday afternoon which said 'I have some lovely cheese.' I instantly knew which cheese he had bought and I wasn't disappointed when he came home with this chunk of Wensleydale with cranberries. Cracking as Wallace would say.
Last November I went to the opera for the first time ever and on Saturday I went to see an orchestra play for the first time ever.
G has suggested both of these evenings out.
What a wonderful experience seeing the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra was. We were sat in the front row, just 6 feet away from them and from the first note to the last we were captivated by the polkas and waltzes. The conductor introduced the different pieces and explained what the inspiration had been behind each one and when he was conducting he was so elegant and so physical he was just as entertaining to watch as the musicians were.
This is definitely my good thing for Saturday.
Sunday afternoon I went round to see my sister and she gave me the mug shown below, isn't it sweet.
A little floral fawn, too cute.
Apparently my mum meant to give it to me for Christmas but she gave it to my sister by mistake.
I would have been very disappointed if it had been the other way around and I would have needed to give it to C!
It's quite dinky, not quite the size I prefer for my tea, I reckon hot chocolate will be perfect though.