Joining in Weekends with the lovely Karen over at Pumpkin Sunrise.

The weekend has been slow, a really good, necessary kind of slow. Loading in washing, putting away the last of our holiday paraphernalia and not walking very far. We walked A LOT in Whitby, up hills, up steps, up cobbled streets, down to the beach, along the beach…you get the picture.

I am looking after the handsome boy in the picture too, he is a delight and a little monkey all at the same time, which makes him totally and utterly irresistible. I LOVE TED.

My husband and I reached our 19th Wedding Anniversary today, time certainly flies and how young we looked back then. We’ve had good times and bad {like all marriages} but we are still here and happy all these years later with our lovely son, a cosy home and a good life.

Tomorrow I return to work and to say I would rather not is an understatement, but work I must, so that is that.

I do hope your weekend has been a lovely one and I wish you a happy week ahead.


A t   t h e  ‘ H o p’

Weekend 11 12 July 2015

Sometimes working at the weekend just doesn’t feel like work!

This is he second Vintage Hop my colleagues and I have organised and it was absolutely fantastic…even the weather was kind to us! It was so good to see everyone tapping their feet to the music, browsing the vintage market and enjoying the vintage vehicles. There was also a brass band, children’s rides and some great make-do-and-mend workshops which included a tea party too!

My job is not always this glamorous, but I just wanted to share with you a little bit of it that is.

Sunday was spent relaxing and watching the tennis {Wimbledon Men’s Final). What a match that was!

Hope your weekend was good? Wishing you a happy week! xx

Joining in Weekends with the lovely Karen over at Pumpkin Sunrise.


Weekends 20 21 June 2015

Joining in Weekending with the lovely Karen over at Pumpkin Sunrise.

It has been a busy weekend. I worked all day Saturday on a lovely event called Armed Forces Day…the town was full of happy faces, waving flags and the sounds of a Sea Cadet Band…wonderful!

Today has been all about family, with my brother, niece and nephew visiting. They are great kids and my son loves them to bits, so they were a happy trio. We had a lovely sunny walk {yes, Grace…sunny!} and pizza back at ours for lunch. All three fathers {my dad, my husband & my brother} had a great day with their kids!

Now I am pooped!!

I hope you have had a splendid weekend and wish you a happy week ahead, Jane xx


029 Joining in Weekending with the lovely Karen over at Pumpkin Sunrise. This has been a long weekend and by that I don’t mean it’s dragged, quite the opposite…despite the extra day off today, it has flown!

There has been much pottering around the house, a visit to my dad’s, relaxing, reading, drawing {something I have really got into again, much to my delight!}, revision {my poor son, but he has 3 exams after the Spring break}, a visit to a food festival today, which was fantastic…oh the sights and smells. Plus, while there I purchased a lovely plant {in the photo} and had a delicious meal out with my wonderful son {unfortunately my husband has been working all weekend – poor man!}. There has been a lot of Stevie Wonder too…just love him!

All in all it’s been a really good weekend. How was yours?


Red tulips and faraway tree

So it’s Monday, right?? The weekend’s over? Sometimes they are gone before you get to catch your breath. That said, it was a pretty good one…

Saturday was spent shopping and then preparing dinner for friends {we had a great time with lots of laughs}. Our boy went to the cinema with his mates to see the new Avengers film, which is apparently AMAZING! Must get to see it sometime.

Sunday morning, I visited a Vintage Flea Market, which was really, really good, lots of interesting stalls. I purchased a favourite book of mine from childhood; The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton {three books in one for £1 – an absolute bargain!} and a pretty little print of a pear. In the afternoon my dad came round and we had a lovely sunny walk around our favourite park. I know he misses my mum by his side, but I like to hope I am making things a little easier for him.

I hope you had a sunny weekend, Jane.

Joining in with Weekending with Karen over at the wonderful Pumpkin Sunrise.





Weekends are wonderful things, aren’t they? Time to recharge our batteries {sincere apologies to anyone who works weekends} do nothing, do everything, bake, make, talk, eat, the list goes on…

I just love them!

Our weekend was filled with simple pleasures…a walk through the park to town for shopping {where we managed to sneak a huge scone in a local cafe}, lots of relaxing, reading, art homework & revision, quality time together, an amazing meal with friends {my friend is a cooking ninja!}, wine and lots of sunshine…wonderful!

I hope yours was just what you wanted it to be.

Joining in with Weekending from Karen over at the wonderful Pumpkin Sunrise.



This weekend has been filled with family, quiet, reading, a drum exam, revising, a night out with my husband involving chilli and Guinness {love the stuff!}, pretty flowers, a very windy walk, How to Train Your Dragon 2 {brilliant} and just generally staying close to home. I like this kind of weekend very much…just enough to make it interesting, but not so much as to make it too busy.

A bonus for me this week is having tomorrow and Tuesday at home too {massive fist pump moment}.

Joining in with Weekends from Karen over at the wonderful Pumpkin Sunrise.


Joining in {for the first time} with Weekends from Karen over at the wonderful Pumpkin Sunrise.

My weekend has been a good one. Friday evening was spent with my amazing friend {who is more like a sister to me} eating pizza, drinking wine, chatting and generally having a lovely time.

Yesterday was a quiet day…my husband was working and my son spent time with my dad, while I pottered around the house, tidying and such {with a small hangover}.

Today just seems to have flown by, with more jobs around the house ticked off my list {the dreaded ironing done…YES!}, my son’s English Literature coursework completed, a lovely sunny walk in the park and a visit to see my dad. Walking round the garden there made me feel so close to my mum and also so proud of my dad for how well he is coping without her. Today felt like another step towards healing, and for that I am so thankful.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and wish you a happy week ahead.


The great escape


Thursday afternoon is my great escape; when the day job comes to an end and home life comes to the fore. The sense of escape is not because I dislike my job, on the contrary, but just the knowledge that time will slow down for a while, we can sleep in, breakfast won’t be rushed and the end of the day takes a little longer to come around…bliss.

Learning, writing and connecting with May prompt-a-day from Writealm; today’s prompt is ‘escape’

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