Monday 1 June 2009

What a lovely weekend

Despite being a short week I was quite tired by the end of Friday afternoon, there was no rest for the wicked though. We’d been invited to see April’s old band play an acoustic set over in Mayfair. It turned out to be a very enjoyable evening indeed.

On Saturday we had a quick clean as my Dad and his wife were coming round for lunch, we only had to do the downstairs as they were not staying the night. We ended up going to a pub called the Spotted Dog, we’d tried going a few times before but it was either too busy or they were refurbishing the place. The food was good, if a little pricey. I think the Bottle House is better.

After that we went for a walk around Penshurt Place, it’s more of a huge stately home / castle than a ‘place’. For £7 each we were allowed to walk around it’s gardens.

Having seen such lovely gardens, it inspired my Dad and Ann to volunteer with our gardening when we got back. Ha, ha! Suckers! There are now 12 bin bags full of garden waste waiting to get collected today. We hadn’t really done much on it since last summer and it was almost as bad as when we first moved in. It looks much better now, thanks Dad.

We didn’t do much else on Saturday as we were both pretty tired, but we did go to the local Majestic wine sellers. I bought two crates of nice beer / cider and 12 bottles of decent wine. I wonder how long they will last.

Yesterday we were up early, we went to a huge car boot sale, where I bought Vietcong and Vietcong Alpha, she wanted £10 but with my superior haggling skills I reduced her to tears (on the inside) or £2. We also bought a book, some salad spoons, an outdoor candle thing and some plants.

We also went to a Flea market, where I bought an Indian dish in the shape of a fish (with 4 spoons). We had a barbeque in our newly pruned garden, dug up a tree, and went to the cinema to see Wolverine (SC Rating: 6.8)


  1. Must confess I have never seen a fish with four spoons. How does it hold them? Sounds a bit finny to me.

    A's Dad

  2. I'll see if we can get a photo up on April's blog.