31 May 2011


Did you have a busy holiday weekend?  We certainly did.  Our to-do list now has more crossing out than jobs to do, which is very pleasing.

As the title of this post suggests we are having a week at home, hence the busy weekend to get everything out of the way; we decided that we really should do something enjoyable with a precious weeks' holiday.  Today we have visited the market town of Saffron Walden, had a wander around the shops and market, enjoyed a coffee and huge scone.  Poked around the antique book and charity shops - didn't find anything of interest.  Following that whilst in the area, we went over to Solopark - this is a period reclaimation yard - again nothing of particular interest and also very expensive. On the way home we stopped in at Scotsdales Garden Centre - now this is where the day got expensive. 16 plants, 2 watering can roses, 2 wooden barrel taps, plant food and a new pair of border shears later we left!!  Well you can't go to a garden centre and not spend any money can you?

Plans for the rest of the week?  Tomorrow we thought we would go to Bury St Edmunds, another local market town - they have a yarn shop which requires a visit - I have been very good this month, only 300 grams in (which came from the charity shop and only cost me £2) and 1200 grams out, still working on the Ten Stitch in Blue.  A holiday treat is in order don't you think? 

Not sure on plans for Thursday yet, but at some point I need to get my plants in, I've already tried out the new border shears - lovely and sharp.  Friday, the Jones' are coming to stay.  Mr Jones is helping fit the wood burner and Rufus is going with Pops for his first haircut, I'll let you know how that goes!  Sunday, Peter and Rachel are doing the Norwich 100 cycle ride, so I will go with them and pay a long overdue visit on my parents.

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