The husband "worked" on Fri, Sat and Sun, which he has to do every other weekend. I say "worked" because he and I know all too well that he actually goes into the office for a rest. It's quieter, he can concentrate, have uninterrupted adult conversation, drink as much coffee as he likes, go down the pub for a pint with his colleagues - what's not to like? He works in London and we are in a leafy village miles away but I quite like my Saturday nights alone once les enfants are in bed.
|It involved chocolate, wine, fairy lights and muchos telly|
I watched Strictly, X Factor, Casualty and then the husband came home early at 10am (yes that's early! It's usually between midnight and 2am each night) so we curled up and watched an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm which we love. I love Larry David, he is hilarious. The husband has a bit of a thing for Cheryl, Larry's wife and whilst I don't fancy Larry, I do find him rather appealing in an odd way.
Then yesterday we watched the 9/11 commemorations, which left me choked and grateful for my lovely family. Watching family and friends laying down white roses in memory of those they lost was so poignant. We all watched it silently, the husband and I remembering where we were ten years ago when the first tower was hit.
Moving on, the Princess wanted to show off her latest Cherry Tree outfit. The skirt (featured ages ago in this blog) is originally Monsoon but I got it for next to nothing in a Cherry Tree shop and I picked up the Gap Kids' top from Help The Aged for £1.25. It is sparkly and looks as good as new. She loves it.
Unbeknown to me, the Prince had raided my makeup bag. Again.
|The guilty face|
|Trying to win me over (it worked)|
|The Princess practised her photography skills|
|The Prince's latest obsession (I keep finding dead ones in his room)|
|Loving his latest pet|
|Berry picking commenced|
|Hmmm, someone kept eating them|
|Ahhhh. That's the culprit|
|Not the best crop but they'll do nicely|
|Stop scoffing them......|
|I chickened out after seeing a huge spider...wuss!|
|The Prince gave the Princess some buttercups|
|I love this!|
|Spot the two Cherry Tree plates holding our tomatoes (£1 each)|
|A delish blackberry crumble|
It still amazes me that you can pick some berries, take them home and have a dessert within 30 mins. Like an unborn baby kicking, it never ceases to amaze me.
Nature at its very best. Happy Autumn one and all.