Sunday, 9 July 2017

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Today went at a much gentler pace for which I was very thankful.

It started with a good cup of tea and breakfast cooked by the man of the house. A fry up is the one meal I don't cook because Mark is better at it than me - well that's what I tell him.

Then it was down to the tip to get rid of all the stuff we'd sorted out yesterday. There was a slight drama when Mark wasn't concentrating and followed me to the cardboard skip and threw our normal rubbish in. The man had to get a long grabber stick and hook it out! In future I think I'll just go on my own like I usually do. 

When Mark is having a clear out he'd throw everything away but I can't do that. I like to sort things into charity and tip piles. I did a drop off at the charity shop on Friday and I'll be doing another one tomorrow. I also have a couple of things that need to go on Ebay, but I find that a faff so maybe they'll just go back on the shelves until I feel like listing them. 

I emptied all the shelves in the Xbox room and tomorrow we'll do the shelving and the furniture. Thomas spends a lot of time in there so we thought we'd leave it til the last minute. 

I made a point of sitting in the garden for a while, knitting up a couple of angels and I was going to watch some tennis this afternoon until I realised they weren't playing today.

I've just cut a few more sweet peas for the vase and I'm about to water the garden. Then I'm on countdown to Mr Poldark. 

All in all another productive but not as energetic day. Hope you've all had a lovely Sunday. 

         

xxx














14 comments:

  1. Your Mark is out of the same stable as my hubby. He'd get rid of everything, can't understand why I sort stuff. But woe betide me if I mention the garage could do with a good clear out!

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    1. Spot on Tania. Everything can go apart from his stuff of course! He said yesterday we need to do the shed. You can't move in there because all his boats are on the floor along with Sienna's pram wheels and highchair. There's half a dozen ornaments I've stuck in there as well and it's those he was referring to! xx

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  2. Garry always makes Sunday breakfast as it is also a 'fry up'. Just did a bit more staining of the fence but had to quit because they are saying a thunderstorm is on the way. The next 2 days are supposed to be in the low 20's, great for fence painting but they are also predicting thunderstorms, so no painting. After that it's back up into the 30's, ugh! No Wimbledon today, will watch in the morning. It comes on at 4:30a.m. here, but I won't be up at that hour.

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    1. It's lovely to have a meal made for you isn't it Janice. Mark does a mean poached egg as well - something I've never quite mastered.

      Hope you get the painting finished. Jobs that start to drag on irritate me, I much prefer to get them done and dusted.

      We have emptied the Xbox room this morning and although we weren't going to paint it we've changed our minds. We'll do it between us. It shouldn't take too long as it's not very big although you wouldn't think so looking at the amount of stuff we've taken out.

      Going to try and catch some tennis today if I can otherwise it will be over and I won't have seen a game! xx

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  3. Oooooh I could just do with a good fry up....we haven't had one for absolutely ages.

    Andy is a hoarder with a capital aitch so I have to do my decluttering and hide the evidence before he can see what I am chucking out....drives me nuts...lol.

    Glad you got to sit out for a while today.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Mark is the cooked breakfast maker in the house although it's only a once a week event, but I'm grateful because I don't like doing them.

      I think men are bigger hoarders than women with their bits and pieces they might need one day. Hiding the evidence is a great idea but I'm not sure I'd get away with that here. Mark might notice his boats have gone missing lol.

      Have a lovely week. xx

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  4. Love the colors of your sweet pea flowers! The breakfast looks pretty good, too, and how lovely that Mark makes it better than you! ;)

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    1. I always make sure I compliment him on the breakfast Bless :) Not that I'm pretending, he really does make a good fry up.

      I might not have been wearing the flowing dress and sunhat with ribbon on while I was cutting the sweet peas but I was there in spirit! xx

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  5. I love your sweet peas, they don't do well here and I miss them from other gardens I have had.

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    1. Thank you Candace. I love being able to go out and cut a few for the house every couple of days. I think it will be a long time before I'm at that stage with my roses though. xx

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  6. Norrie had a bacon roll and a coffee when we were doing our food shopping today but he had a HUGE all day breakfast for his lunch last week in Morrisons at Ella d when we went to buy the van. Your sweet peas and beautiful-I can now confirm that I have bought dwarf variety-again! Norrie chucks out anything from the house he thinks is surplus but the shed and garage are bursting at the seams with his stuff. You would have laughed Suzanne if you had seen me yesterday trying to store the contents of the caravan into the house. If I get vacuum bags today for the bedding, then I'm done. Meeting a lovely friend for lunch today and it's a freebie as we are using some unwanted gift tokens up to the value of £30a-yeah! Have a nice day. Catriona

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    1. Mark loves an all day breakfast and it can last him all day as long as it's big enough! I'm sure your dwarf sweet peas are lovely. I bought trailing petunias by accident and although they're full of flowers they're beginning to look very straggly in their tubs.

      It's surprising what fits into a caravan so I can well imagine you trying to get a mini-house into your house. At least it's temporary until you get your motorhome :)

      Hope you had a lovely lunch with you friend. What a bonus having gift tokens as well. xx

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  7. It's been too long since I ate a cooked breakfast and yours looks delicious.
    I've just had to throw away the sweet peas I had on my kitchen windowsill and now I'm missing the burst of colour. You are so lucky to be able to get them from your own garden. X

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    1. It's always extra delicious because Mark cooks it Jules. Mine is actually a mini fry up, Mark has the full works with sausage, beans, tomatoes etc. but my little one does my nicely.

      I love my sweet peas. I might not be able to cut an abundance of roses just yet, but my sweet peas give me a lot of pleasure. xx

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