One of the more exciting things this week has been nipping to the local shops where there's a big car park so that Amy can have a go at driving. I'm not teaching her as such because we drive automatics and she'll be taught in a manual, but I thought it would be worth doing to give her a sense of what it's like behind the steering wheel. We'll stay on the car park for a few more days and then maybe I'll take her out on the road. It's very quiet where we live but as soon as you leave the area you have to deal with dual carriageways and motorways so we'll only stay local.
On Monday me and Amy had plans to watch La La Land. We'd really been looking forward to this and it turned into a bit of an event with Thomas and one of Amy's friends coming along as well. Unfortunately, none of us enjoyed it apart from Amy's friend, who quite possibly was only being polite. In fact, after an hour me and Thomas came out. I found it painfully slow, I wanted to wind them up when they were talking, and there didn't seem any story to it.
In fact the best bit was the popcorn even though it caused an argument between Thomas and Amy. I bought Thomas a big box and he wouldn't let Amy have any. Now, I'm not defending him but we all know he has a thing about his food so there's no way he's going to let anybody dip their hands into his popcorn. Amy is totally the opposite. Nothing like that bothers her, (although I'm surprised she was willing to eat something his hands had been all over). Anyway, she called him selfish and an argument ensued. I offered to buy her a box, but no, and I quote "that's not the point". Strewth! I was glad when she stuck a bon bon in her mouth and couldn't speak.
The quilts and preemie set were parcelled up and posted off and I've had two lovely e-mails back from the charities. I've been strict with myself and not started anything new this week. Instead I've got the back of the sleeping bag on the needles and have been quite happily knitting this up.
I also had a lovely e-mail from Tigerlily Trust thanking me for sending the gowns, cribs and angels. I feel quite honoured actually because I've been asked if I would make 50 angels for their annual remembrance service in October. Of course, I didn't need to think twice about it. More cribs have also been requested.
My friend visited on Wednesday, we've known each other since we were 11 when we met on our first day at High School. She came for lunch with her little boy who has Downs Syndrome. He's adorable and a little live wire. Luckily it wasn't raining and we managed a trip to the park to feed the ducks and run off some energy - his not ours! Back home, he decided he'd like a go on the Xbox. Thomas was very accommodating and after hiding his controller gave him the spare one that he didn't think was working. You should have seen his face when he realised it was connected and 'C' started moving things around on the screen! He actually blanched, probably worrying that all his hard fought for levels were about to go down the drain.
I've had a hankering for cherry and almond cake for a while and finally got around to baking one today. My cherries always sink even though I wash and flour them. Still tastes good though.
Wendy went to the groomers where I asked for 'short' - you all know I like my monies worth where the dogs are concerned. I was a bit taken aback when I picked her up though. All her feathery bits had been completely cut off. Might need to clarify short and shaved next time.
In a bid to not be too predictable I chose a different pastry from Lidl this week
My Valentine's flowers are still going strong
And my friend brought me cutest little rose.
And that really is about it this week. There have been no days out as planned mainly due to the weather. No shopping trip with Mum. No faffing around like I usually do with wool and material. No goodies bought from Bury. Not even much instagramming or blog reading. In fact the days have just all rolled into one really.
But considering what I've not done, it's been a most enjoyable week. I really must get on and do something productive this week though.
I'm now just waiting for some samosa's and spring rolls to come out of the oven to go with our Sunday tea and then we'll be settling down to an evening of TV.
Hope your week was more productive than mine - if you wanted it to be of course. If not, then never mind, it's good to relax and let things slip sometimes :)