Monday, 28 March 2011

A 'living the moments' weekend

Well I said that I would live and enjoy the moments and that's just what happened this weekend.

Want to share?

Saturday morning = usual early market trip, then coffee and read the papers.

Sibs had a lunchtime dancing lesson and then straight from there we headed to the climbing wall. For the locals we went to Urban Climb in West End. It's very well organised and the staff are great with kids. The first climb was a little tentative, but in a surprisingly short space of time it was 'off and away'. It was great fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

With one exhausted but exhilarated little girl we left the climbing wall and headed......home? Oh no, we were living the moments and we headed to some friends for a catch up and some supper! The slight breeze passing by as we sat outside was the only hint that Autumn is tapping us on the shoulder.

Sunday was conducted at a slightly slower pace.
Sibs and her cousin played together all morning. She pretended to be a lady whilst he did some gardening and then she prepared a picnic lunch for the two of them.
I overheard this lovely exchange between them...

Sibs - "Do you still like Michael Jackson?"
Cousin  - "yeah"
Sibs - "My Mum has seen him in real life"
Cousin in a not very impressed tone - "Oh"
Sibs - "Well she's seen Bobo from You Tube too"
Cousin, now seemingly seriously impressed - "Really Sibs, cool!"

(Just in case you're confused - she meant Bono from U2!!)

I decided to get the sewing machine going on Sunday afternoon and whip up some cushion covers.

It only took a couple of attempts to get the machine ready....oh, okay maybe six or seven...?
I only had to spend a  few minutes working out how to thread the bobbin.....oh, okay, maybe ten minutes...?
I only started once or twice with no thread in the needle....oh, okay, maybe more like three or four times...?
It only took.....close to two hours!!! So much for 'whipping up' some covers!

Maybe I was distracted by the lovely sight of a cricket game happenning just outside my window?
Either that, or I seriously need to get some lessons or get a good book on the basics of sewing.

We finished the afternoon with a little stroll up the road to a fund raising stall that one of the neighbours had organised. Of course we had to support them by buying some home made lemonade, cookies and cup cakes - all for a good cause you know!

So that was the weekend where we lived and enjoyed the moments.
Were we tired out? Yes... but did we have a good time - yes siree! 


6 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Sounds like a great weekend. Those cupcakes look delicious! x x

  2. Ooooooooh! I want one of those cupcakes!
    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. I got a welsh cookbook in the post from my mother-in-law last week and was thinking of you! I will have to share the recipes with you!

  3. Wow, sounds like such a perfect childhood weekend :) Did you really see Bobo? XOL

  4. Thankyou so much for becoming a follower and adding me to your blogroll (adding you to mine straight a way) so much appreciated.
    It sounds like you had a good weekend, I hate sewing, your comments made me smile.

  5. Isn't it so funny when you listen in to your daughter's comments.Looks like you all had a great weekend.The view out of your window is gorgeous!Lots of love, Linda x

  6. My goodness, you fitted in a lot there, Beth! I'm most impressed at the climbing wall. And that view out your window is gorgeous. I would have been distracted as well. Still to make your welshcakes...J x