We had a fairly quiet weekend. On Saturday we pottered into town. Our daily school-runs don’t take us through town and just lately James and I have taken to solo jaunts –mainly because someone usually has a scooter-related tantrum before we reach the corner of our road, plus it’s always insanely busy in Ely on a Saturday. But it was actually quite nice, and no one cried. Sunday was Mothers’ Day, which was a really sweet and simple day – read more about it here.
Monday was a slightly strange day. James was working from home as he was going away early the next morning, so I had a very welcome day off the school-runs. But knowing he was heading off incredibly early the next morning, and not back until Thursday, is never the best feeling. Tuesday dawned super early for James, less so for me. He was in Berlin by the time I got up at 7am.
I’ve started Pilates again. I find my DVD deeply tedious, but my back is at the stage now where I need to start stretching and exercising it a bit. I’m just starting gently this week with the mini twenty minute routine. I’m bracing myself for the full hour and ten minutes of tedium next week.
No sunshine for us this week. It has been grey, cold and dismal. Lots of mist too. Did anyone see the eclipse? All I could I detect was that it seemed very dull and dark. Let’s hope the sun puts its hat on at least once this weekend!
Dreaming of Summer My mum then came over on Tuesday and we nipped over to a nearby garden centre. It was a horrible, misty, drizzly morning – cold, too, with no sun for warmth. We had a good look at the seeds, making plans for warmer weather. I don’t have a huge amount of room for starting my seeds off indoors, but my decrepit back porch makes quite a good greenhouse when the weather improves. I’m planning on sowing a few trays of sweet peas and cosmos, as usual. I have ordered some exciting wild flower seeds specially selected for the shady areas under hedges/shrubs.
Riding my son’s scooter. Gabriel has a Micro Sprite scooter now, which you can adjust to adult height. I have been embarrassing Tom by riding it to school in the afternoons. It’s really fun and makes me smile. But Tom is not amused. Also, adult scooting is not really an Ely thing and you leave yourself wide open to derision!
Bargains from the market. Some pussy willow, a massive bag of fruit and some brand new Cath Kidston tea towels – all for under a fiver.