Daily news first.
I took Mum for coffee to the garden centre this morning. We were supposed to be shopping for plants for her birthday but she couldn't quite see what she wanted so the birthday gift is still to be given although I'm sure she'll find something when we're out and about again.
As strange as this sounds I found my new clothes there. No, I won't be going away in wellies and a barbour jacket. They have a Bon Marche concession and a couple of things were just what I was looking for. I hate shopping for clothes, it's not something I enjoy doing or look forward to and when I do go it's out of necessity rather than pleasure. So I had a bit of a splurge. I bought two tops which are the sort of thing I love, floaty chiffon type material (I can't be doing with anything that clings to me), 2 pairs of 3/4 trousers, 2 everyday tops and a pair of long linen trousers.
Amy's year were called into the hall today and told that apart from returning for exams they had now officially finished school. I can remember her first day at school as though it were yesterday and although she's glad to see the back of this era I don't mind admitting I felt a bit choked.
And now the birthday weekend plans. I've told Mark not to read the blog now for a couple of days so I'm able to share with you what we've got planned for him.
Mark is 50 tomorrow! He was 25 when I met him, where does time fly? Anyway, Amy and Thomas decided they wanted to take him to Breakout in Manchester. It's one of those rooms that you're locked in for an hour and you have to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape. There are several different rooms to choose from and they eventually settled on Virus.
Afterwards we're meeting Matthew and Sophie and going for a meal.
Saturday morning just the two of us are heading off to Lytham St Annes to spend a night in a hotel we used to frequent quite often before the children came along.
Matthew and Sophie are driving over for the evening to join us for a meal and a night at the casino which will make it fun. It's years since we've done this but it was something we used to love doing whenever the fancy took us.
We'll be home again by Sunday afternoon so it's just a short break away but something we've not done since Thomas was born so it will be a nice treat.... for both of us.
As long as we're still speaking after the Breakout challenge that is :)