Sunday, 14 November 2021

Happy birthday to meeeee!


And we get to celebrate 'out out' this year, no lockdown!!

I said no presents this year, just a little effort to get us all together xx
And that's what we did!

So the beginning of the week was pretty standard. Worked the Sunday and Monday, then on the Tuesday got given time to put up the display in the work canteen, that I'd prepped at home on the previous Saturday.

Wednesday I popped over to Wells, forgetting it was market day. It's always so busy, so I popped in to the Bishop's Palace for a little calm. I've realised, as a result of lockdown, I no longer enjoy the hustle and bustle like I used to. I enjoy my own company, I enjoy walking where there aren't the crowds...

....trying to find quiet spots!

The poppies were on display in the gardens...

...perfect placement for quiet reflection.

On Thursday it was 'walk with Lynn day'. 
It's her birthday the day before mine, so we factored a coffee and cake into our walk. 
I think we deserved it, after the few hills we encountered.

Then I came home to messages from a poorly Sophie "I'm not feeling very well, can I come home?" So it was off to Castle Cary train station to collect and bring home one poorly Sophie.

She spent Friday on the sofa recharging! 
I spent the day doing the food shop, baking brownies, quick walk but a quiet day. 

Then yesterday (Saturday) feeling better, we bused it into Bristol. 
We were originally going to meet in Bristol, me getting the bus, Sophie getting the train but with her coming home early, we got to bus it in together..... we had tickets to see Heather's.
We bought these tickets over two years ago now and the show had been rescheduled a couple of times, ending up on the day before my birthday, perfect timing!! And it was fantastic!

So we made the most of the day. 
We lucked out with the weather and enjoyed a day out in Bristol

Sophie treated me to coffee and cake for breakfast, we went halves!! Then we used my Tesco vouchers and went to Prezzo for lunch, finishing off with a family meal altogether at the Hat Bistro, Greek restaurant.

We bused it in to Bristol in the morning, so that Sam could get the train from Cardiff and Jeff could drive in after work and we could all enjoy a family meal together. Initially expecting Sophie to train it back to Reading, Sam to meet up with friends in Bristol, making his own way back to Cardiff and Jeff and I going home, just the two of us. But instead, they both decided to come home, so we have a full house for my actual birthday.....!
Which is a lovely treat and the perfect birthday present!

I've got the day off, so a lazy morning. Jeff went for a run but has to pop up to school for the Remembrance Service. Sophie and I enjoyed cake for breakfast - a Tiramisu Panettone and jolly nice it was too and Sam.... Sam is yet to be seen, will probably spend most of the day sleeping. Might be encouraged to get up by the smell of bacon for lunch!! But do you know what, it's just lovely to have everyone home, the perfect present xx

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