Us Aussie's really love a long weekend … and we'll make just about anything a good excuse to have one. This time it happened to be the Queen's birthday. The Queen's actual birthday is sometime in April … but we don't let a little detail like that get in the way of an extra day off. And we can't really have it in April … because we have the Easter long weekend then … and we're not THAT greedy.
But I digress … it was a long weekend … and here's a little wrap up of our activities … cause I do like to bore people with inane and mundane details of my life.
The weather was subject to some mercurial mood swings. We had bright sunshine and warmth … we had torrential rain and frigid temperatures … and that was in the space of 10 minutes. This see sawing continued on for most of the weekend and was enough to give a person whiplash.
On the subject of mood swings … Master 16 enjoyed a few … and if he happens to read this little mention will no doubt enjoy another. But hey … I like to live dangerously. Can anyone see a passing resemblance?
|Spot the difference|
The weekend included a little purchase.
Back on the 13th of May, 2013 I requested an "arbour in a kit" for Mother's Day.
Hubby pooh poohed the idea … decided the "arbour in a kit" I had chosen was of inferior quality … and declared that he would instead create the arbour of my dreams with his own two hands. I was a little dubious … as Hubby is not renowned for creating things with his own two hands … or for getting things done that he says he will get done. Turns out my dubiousness was well founded … because fast forward 13 months and the promised bespoke arbour was still conspicuous by it's absence.
So long story short … I returned Hubby to the original hardware shop … showed him the original "arbour in a kit" … which by the way had now increased in price by 25% … and suggested we follow my original plan and purchase it. So we did.
A bit of paint and a few screws later we had an arbour.
Hubby was heard to mutter the words "You were right" … and I have recorded them here for posterity.
Now of course an arbour is not complete without something pretty to ramble picturesquely over it … so a trip to the nursery was in order. I decided this was just the thing.
I mean it's going to create the perfect vision of cottagey charm … don't you think.
I may need to hold onto that vision for a while … because at the moment it looks like this …
… and they could have sold me a couple of sticks and a label for all I know.
In other weekend news I gatecrashed a party on Saturday night … like you do.
My neighbour mentioned a few weeks ago that she was holding a birthday party for her husband on the long weekend … and we must be sure to pop in for a few drinks. Saturday night the arrival of cars and loud music heralded the start of the party. So Hubby and I set off with our bottles of booze in hand. The party was in full swing out the back so we let ourselves in … and made a dramatic and grand entrance … into a crowd of strangers. Turns out Neighbour's Hubby had forbidden her from giving him a birthday party and she decided to host an engagement party for someone she works with instead. It was a little awkward … but hey … a couple of wines later and they were like old friends. I'm fully expecting to be asked to be a bridesmaid … anytime now …
Which leads us to Tuesday and the return of normal programming.
I've an overflowing laundry hamper demanding my attention.
But some ominous grey skies telling me it isn't a good idea.
I could use the dryer.
But there'd be hell to pay when the electricity bill comes in.
Best just stay by the fire and read my book instead.
Hubby's away with work till Wednesday night … so that means toast for dinner and the bed to myself … HURRAH!!!!