Well another Monday has rolled around again. Seven more days have passed since last Monday and a new week begins once again. Last night when we were having dinner Hubby asked me what I had on this week. I reeled off a list of things and things to be done for events yet to come. We talked a bit more about what we need to do next weekend - more on that as it happens! - and that sparked more lists in my mind. I guess that answers where the time goes to doesn't it.
This weekend though we did lots of relaxing. Really! Although you may not believe it when I start my list of what we got up to in just a moment. It was though a chill out and not do lots of doing kind of weekend which we both needed. Me especially.
The lunch that I hosted on Friday was a great success!!! Thank you all for your support last week. It went really well and we had great fun. All women resulted, of course, in lots of talking and it was wonderful to catch up with each other over some really good food. Recipes have been exchanged and a few ideas picked up too for our own cooking at home. No one made any comments about dust - not that there was any - and it was all good. By the time that Hubby got home on Friday evening I had everything cleared away and put back in order with just the dishwasher waiting to finish. After that I declared that I wasn't doing any housework at all over the weekend! I pretty much stuck to that, with just a little bit of cooking on Sunday.
As there was so much going on and talking when everyone arrived I totally forgot to take any photos with my guests, but I do have a few from before to share with you.
This was the place setting that I laid - with different coloured napkins for each person.
Everything was prepared and ready. I had china to hand and jugs ready for filling with water and so on and breadsticks for munching on with the first course.
Cookies were baked too. These are Ginger Nuts - recipe here. I had to make a double batch to ensure that there were enough left for Hubby!
The fridge was full to bursting with everything! I cannot believe that I am showing you the inside of the fridge, but it is very clean as I cleaned that too!
A few things arranged on the kitchen windowsill. For what reason I have no idea, but I thought it looked nice!
Chairs were cleared of blankets and cushions were plumped.
Flowers were as arranged as flowers ever get in this house.
The sky though was black as coal. It didn't look as though it was going to be a nice day weatherwise.
So lit a scented candle to try and bring some light on the situation.
It worked and the sky cleared and I could set up seating areas in the garden for drinks on arrival.
The people duly arrived and we drank and ate and did all those good things and I totally forgot to take another photo! It was wonderful as I said and I will not be nearly as stressed if I repeat it another time - I hope!!!
So we moved on to Saturday! We went and ran some errands, I bought some fabric from Hobbycraft - which I have no plans for, but it is gorgeous! - and some foam mats to block the shawl that I have nearly finished making.
Then we went to a town a few miles from us called Camberley in Surrey where they were having a car show in the town centre. Although I don't suppose that the girls will be wildly interested in I know that some of your husbands and other halves have enjoyed my car pictures before, so here are a few for them - and you too of course!!
This is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - from the film!
There were lots of different musicians playing around the town, but these four were my favourites. I mean, if you can play an instrument that you have to actually stand inside you deserve to be liked don't you!
I did also spot some crochet! This is the Water Lily CAL blanket that some of you have been making recently, displayed in a fabric and yarn shop window. I was surprised that it was bigger than I thought. Another one for the future perhaps??
The town has lots of beautiful colourful flowers too.
Then it was home and doing nothing for the rest of the day, save some crochet and then an early night.
On Sunday we had plans to go to another car thing and we got there as the heavens opened. It was being held at an Antiques Centre so we dashed inside and had a good look around, but came away with nothing!
Home again, and Hubby did some gardening later on when the weather cleared, I admired my fabric purchases from Saturday and did some work on my quilt and to be honest I don't know what else I did! Just pottering.
Later in the day I made some flapjacks - recipe here - and then cooked dinner which was a lovely chorizo and potato frittata - recipe here.
We followed dinner with strawberries and cream and sat watching television - and I typed up this post!
So that was the weekend that was!
I hope that you had a great one and that you will have a great week too.
I am linking up with Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise to share my weekend with others. Thank you for the prompt Karen.