Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend, ours was busy!!! Friday night we were at a friend’s house for dinner and had a lovely evening and didn’t get home until 2.00am!!! We then had to be up early on Saturday as we had some jobs to do and in the afternoon it was the first of the Swimming Club in-house Championships.
Saturday morning I got the cars cleaned out inside and DH put a new wooden handrail up the steps to our front door as the other one had broken. We got to the swimming pool at 3.00pm to set up and we managed to get all the computer equipment to talk to each other eventually and were set up for the swimmers to start at 5.00pm. We got home around 8.30pm shattered but it was a good event and we had a lot of swimmers who broke quite a few Championship records which was really good to see.
Sunday we were up early again to get the last jobs in the garden done, including painting the Boys’ Den with wood stain before winter and DH was busy finishing staining the hand rail and then clearing up the leaves which were busy falling.
We can now say that the garden is ready for winter and has been “put to bed” so to speak. I am so pleased with what DH and I have got done this year in the garden especially last year as I couldn’t do a lot because of my hip, so it has been a great year for that. Here are some pictures.
Here is the Boys’ Den stained. We think we may need to do it again in the Spring but at least it will protect it during this Winter.
The patio and steps leading into the garden, DH has just cleared all the leaves up and he turned round and another lot had fallen!!!!!
I left my vegetable bag out and put in some leaks and cauliflowers for Spring.
The hardy Fuchsia is busy dropping its flowers so I have been sweeping them up.
We were lucky with the weather over the weekend as it was sunny and quite mild.
You can see the cherry tree leaves how golden they are now.
When I was cleaning out our cars I checked the first aid boxes we carry and threw out anything which was out of date and went this morning and replaced some of the things and re-packed them to go back in the cars.
I always find that the pre-filled ones you can buy in the shops never have the things I want in them, so I bought two of the smaller clips boxes for our cars. The Boys also have them too. Here they are ready to go back. I also checked the house medicine cupboard and bought some replacements for that too.
Treacle was busy helping all weekend too, although we think she has rolled in something she shouldn’t so I have rung her Spa to try to get her in for a bath! It will kill two birds with one stone as I can also book her Christmas appointment at the same time, so I don’t forget and then they are full up!!!!!
Can I please have a biscuit for helping?
We got to the pool at 3.30pm yesterday as we were able to leave all the equipment up from the previous day. Although the computers worked perfectly the day before we could not get them to talk to each other on Sunday and we only just got it all sorted before warm up!!! The swimmers, parents and officials didn’t know anything about it just DH and I and Connor running around trying to fix it!!! The swimmers again had a good event and some more Championship records went so it will be a busy Presentation Evening on December 21st!!!!!
Of course being busy over the weekend I felt like today should have been Sunday really!!!
The other thing is my computer is going away for a few days to be upgraded and a new disk inserted so I will try to log into my Blog on Eldest’s computer but if I don’t manage it I will be back later in the week. It’s always the same, I am up to date with my work, all of it, and then my computer has to go away so I will be a few days behind!!!! I will catch up though because I don’t want to get in a mess when it does come back!!!!! Of course that means I will get to play in my sewing room for two days of quilting as I won’t have a computer, there is always a silver lining.
I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Susie xx