As I mentioned in my last post it was G's birthday on Thursday and we had the day off together on Friday.
G decided we should go down to Gosport. It's been a while since we last visited, 5 years ago in actual fact!
We started off with a coffee and because it had been his birthday G had a cheesecake with his, very nice it was too.
Neither of us had been to a Coffee#1 before but we would certainly go again.
My decaf mocha was one of the tastiest I've ever had.
The decoration inside was fab too, with the nautical touches it was certainly very much in keeping with the area.
G wanted to visit the vinyl record store he had found out about and we had a leisurely mooch before stopping for lunch and then heading home.
Saturday morning a very colourfully dressed S and I went out together.
We walked over the very big bridge where you could get an excellent view of our destination. The Saints football stadium. I love that if you're in the garden on a match day, and if the wind is blowing in the right direction, the sound of the cheering and singing of the crowd floats over for us to hear.
Stood at the front of the stadium is a statue of local footballing hero Ted Bates.
This is the second statue, the first was roundly criticised and was replaced with this current one.
We weren't at the stadium for a match though, the reason for our visit was a vintage fair.
We made a few purchases, a couple of presents were bought and a couple of small items for ourselves too. One of the things I bought for me was this little button, he only cost 30p. I have glued a metal clasp on the back and turned him into a brooch.
Sunday morning we popped to the car boot. Not much to be had, just a couple more things for S. I really should try and do a post about our recent buys there. I tend to chuck them in the wash and then forgot to snap them to go on here.
We were on the look out for school skirts this weekend but nothing we found was suitable. We've come to a decision about S's senior school for next year and so we just need to fill in the online form and then wait until the Spring to find out if we've been allocated our first choice.
The school we have chosen has a stricter uniform code and in preparation I am starting to put a little bit of money away each month to help with the cost.
Ever since I started work I have budgeted my money and am constantly recalculating amounts I need to set aside for those regular ones like Christmas and one off costs like G's 50th birthday next year.
A big birthday deserves a big treat and I've been saving for quite a while now towards a trip to New York. It's somewhere he has always wanted to go. Part of me wanted to keep it a secret for longer but I know telling him now was the right thing to do.
So keeping to that budget is a definite must.