It has been a really busy weekend. Firstly, I had the usual week’s cleaning and laundry to do. Secondly, DD3 is back from uni for the summer which, whilst being lovely, means she has brought all her stuff with her and the house is rammed with things! We have to rationalise in order to fit her and DD3 into the big bedroom and keep the small bedroom free for our next student, who will be here for three weeks in July. My girls have so many clothes! They don’t wear half of them – there aren’t enough days in the week – but persuading them to get rid of some is a battle. They don’t spend a great deal of money and many of their clothes are from boot sales and charity shops. They like to call them vintage! But they do have a lot. This time, however. there is an imperative to rationalise and we already have a bag of bits to sell on-line and another 5 bags for a boot sale later in the summer. There is still plenty to sort out! Finally there were some plants in the greenhouse that had to be put out. Sunflowers and alpines. Hopefully I haven’t left them too late and they will thrive in the garden.
But it’s not good to spend the entire weekend doing jobs! Last night we went to a little place called Rowhedge, which was holding its annual regatta. We had some drinks, watched some live music and saw the fireworks. It was lovely.
Today we took a trip in the afternoon to Dovercourt, which is by the sea near the Essex/Suffolk border. We had a walk along the coast to Harwich and had a cream tea on the pier. All this work and gallivanting has left is both shattered so the plan for tonight is a quiet night in. Anyone else had a busy weekend?