Sunday, 29 May 2016

Slow Sunday

Today has been the sort of day I've been craving for a long time. Slow, gentle, steady and full of nothing very much. 

A morning trip to the shop with Mark for some boating necessities.
A new notebook and pen chosen by me, for me at a grand cost of £1 for each item.
Tea and cake in the garden.
And an early evening glass of rose.
We don't BBQ at Number 38 but our neighbours do and the aroma of burgers and sausages has been wafting around all afternoon. I love the sound of summer as long as it's gentle. People chatting in their gardens, music drifting through open windows, children laughing, birds singing and even the sound of lawnmowers (although these are on a time limit before they start to annoy me).

Last night we were sat out at 10pm watching the bats fly backwards and forwards and it's certainly warm enough to do that again tonight, wrapped up in my housecoat with a cup of tea. 

Hope your Sunday has been a long one as well for all the right reasons. 

xxx

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  1. sounds like a perfect Sunday :O) x

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    1. It was lovely. The fact that it passed slowly rather than whizzed by was an added bonus. Hope you've all had a good day. Do you have plans for half term or are you just chilling out at home. xx

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  2. Sounds like a lovely Sunday. I've just finished planting out the rest of my flowers and tomatoes, between rain showers. I still have to put a few veg. seeds in yet. Hopefully tomorrow.
    I love bbq. We bbq year round here, even in the dead of winter. For many years my granddaughter#1 would come for a sleepover on New Years Eve and the tradition was that we always bbq'd steak and lobster and had candles and wine and pop in fancy glasses! All very special but now that she's 25 she doesn't come for sleepovers any more!!!lol

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    1. That sounds a lovely way to spend New Years Eve Janice. I love hearing how other people celebrate events. We used to BBQ but there was a sausage incident a few years ago and we haven't bothered since haha.

      I've never grown anything veg wise other than peas and carrots. In my fantasy world I would have my own allotment full of veg and fruit but in reality I know I'm too lazy to do anything like that. xx

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  3. Sounds like the perfect Sunday - just how mine started!

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    1. And finished I hope Rachel, or is that not the case? Quickly signs off and goes to look at your blog. xx

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    2. Ah, see what you mean now. Yes, you could have done without that palaver. xx

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    3. You ain't kidding!! We BBQed our turkey one Christmas and did the beef on Boxing Day on it. The best ever festive meat cookery ever!

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    4. Also, intrigued by 'The Sausage Incident'!!

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    5. Was the BBQ'd turkey be design or were you suffering from power failure? Ah the sausage incident. Basically Mark was in charge of the BBQ but burned the sausages. However, he couldn't just accept that fact. Oh no. I'd bought the WRONG type of sausages. I ask you, how is there a WRONG sausage. The whole thing turned into a massive argument, not helped by the fact that alcohol was involved which added fuel to the fire (if you'll pardon the pun). Since then, we haven't had another BBQ. We've also grown up a lot and I wouldn't even rise to the bait these days - unless of course it's birthday cake haha. xx

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    1. It was. Made all the more special because I've not had one like that for a while. xx

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  5. A wonderful day. I'm hoping for something similar for myself today. It's been a tough week here. X

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    1. Sorry to hear that Jules. Hope whatever has been tough for you is now sorted out or at least getting there. I've just read about Lily's birthday. Looks like she had a lovely day. She's absolutely gorgeous, she reminds me a lot of Amy who by the way still gets excited when I buy party rings or pink panther wafers for her as a treat. xx

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  6. A perfect Sunday; shopping, supping and stopping.

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    1. Spot on Angel Jem. What more could anybody want. Plus being a creature of simple needs it doesn't take much to make me happy. xx

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  7. Sounds totally perfect to me and I couldn't agree more about gentle summer sounds. Lovely

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    1. Hello and welcome to Number 38. Gentle summer sounds are fine but music blaring out and drunken BBQ-ers not so much. A sign of old age I think! xx

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  8. Glad you had the sort of day you had been wanting. :) I love the new notebook design and that tea and cake in the garden looked pretty good, too!

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    1. Not before time Bless. I'd been craving one of these days for a while, it was long overdue. The notebook and pen remind me of a jigsaw I did a few months ago. Didn't ladies used to dress so elegantly back in the day. xx

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