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Relaxin’

It’s been a chillin’ out kind of weekend. I can’t say I’ve sat and done nothing, but everything has been done at a typical Devonian pace – slowly!

I’m still covered in red blotchy spotty stuff – head to toe – so much for antihistamines! It itches a bit, but not too bad, thankfully.

Yesterday we did town, coffee and shopping and then went for a short around-the-block walk.

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Lovely day! I really love days when you get those little white fluffy clouds.

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Today I have faffed around the house before putting in the beef to roast and heading out for the same walk again. Get me!

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There be dragons! 🙂

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And food! Mmm – autumn is so lovely!

Tomorrow I go into work for the last time to have farewell drinks. Not sure if I’m looking forward to it or not. Ho hum.

Have a marvellous Monday!

 
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Posted by on 01/09/2013 in Personal

 

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Dark Mornings, Dark Evenings

That’s it now until March – it is dark when I drive to work, and dark when I drive home. Roll on Summer! 🙂

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I absolutely love the autumn colours, but hate the darkness. Such a dilemma!

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Office today, so I took these pictures at lunch when I went for a little walk around. I must try to get out at lunchtimes now so I get my vitamin D!

Work was full of meetings, just a bit if ham salad for lunch and bow nothing as it is a fasting day! I’m hungry!

Tomorrow I’m home, so hopefully I’ll get to see a bit more daylight.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

 
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Posted by on 29/10/2012 in Personal

 

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Autumn Crispness

What a beautiful day!

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It started a bit late for me – I coughed most of the night, so at about 1:00 am I picked up my pillows and quilt and retired to the spare room. There is no bed in there (now on the list!), so I put the quilt on the floor and rolled it around me. Not comfy, but at least I could cough without disturbing hubby.

So, a lazy start meant it was late morning by the time we went onto town. I dropped off some old clothes at the charity shop, bought a ball pump for the rugby ball, then had coffee in my favourite Nero’s. We dropped in at a new cafe as the lady is willing to have local artists exhibit in the restaurant, so hubby did some schmoozing!

From town we headed to the supermarket. First we got a take out sandwich, bag of crisps and bottle of apple juice – a meal deal for £3! We sat outside in the sunshine and shared it all. That is where I noticed the lovely autumn colours of the trees outside the supermarket. Just lovely.

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Lunch done, shopping done, home and put away. It was so nice we took the long route for our walk – 3.5 miles and it was beautiful.

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Lots of water around from yesterday, but not too bad.

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I’m looking forward to watching Strictly in a moment, so a nice relaxing night for me. I hope I can get through tonight without too much coughing!

Have a super Sunday!

 
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Posted by on 06/10/2012 in Personal

 

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Nippy

Another day at the office, so meetings and boring stuff like that – sorry!

Tuna for lunch and ham for dinner – sounds good doesn’t it? Well, I guess I need to mention the pack of Rolo’s and mint Aero bar! Whoops!

This evening we took the rugby ball for a walk – bit nippy out there tonight!

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Lovely bit of sunshine, but chilly.

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Me and my shadow! 🙂

Finally I get a day working at home tomorrow, so a mini lie in will be most welcome.

Have a lovely day!

 
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Posted by on 18/09/2012 in Personal

 

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Autumn Arrives

Wet and windy today, in fact, it has been blowing a gale and I can’t quite get my head around how many leaves are floating about now. Where on earth did summer go?

I worked at home today, which was lovely. As usual I got lots done, including a one hour telephone meeting with the Management Team back at the office. Usually I’m not keen on attending by phone as I always feel a bit “remote” (cos I am!), but today was different. I was asked at the last minute to attend as my boss was elsewhere, happy to oblige, and having invested in a proper headset a year or so ago, it makes life easier. Any way, I ended up picking up some work that I am really interested in, and have been wanting to get my teeth into for a while, so I am very happy and really looking forward to doing this particular job.

In other news, we had a nice lunch of some French Onion soup with a slice of wholemeal bread. It was lovely, but I was starving by mid-afternoon! I had a bit of flapjack to tide me over, but keeping busy was my only distraction.

Late afternoon the rain stopped long enough for us to dash around the village. Well, when I say dash, you know I mean plod! It was good to run and get out of the house and into the fresh air though. For the first time in many months I wore a jacket – just a thin wind proof over my tee shirt and shorts, but a jacket nonetheless. Autumn is here.

Dinner was salad again, with some corned beef and a couple of small boiled potatoes for carbs. That’s better!

Tomorrow I am working at home again, with the added benefit of making cakes. We have a cake sale at work on Thursday to raise funds for a little girl who needs some expensive cancer treatment. My task is to make a tray of chocolate brownies, a tray of cranberry, macadamia and white chocolate blondies, and a dozen carrot cup cakes. I hope they turn out alright!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

 
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Posted by on 06/09/2011 in Personal

 

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