Friday, 22 February 2013

Friday Round Up


'must dash, i've got the kids in the car' - a foggy start to the day - and a nap stop on the way home
gorgeous lincolnshire scenery - perfect eggs - buff cuddle
you've never seen chickens eating pot noodle? - spooky trees - my new toy arrived


For the last few weeks I've mentally skipped a day in the middle of the week. I grasp Monday, then move on to Tuesday but think the next day is Thursday. This has made each week seem unfairly long and the weekends seem very far apart indeed! Hopefully I'll get to grips with the old 'seven days = a week' rule next Tuesday

The most exciting thing to happen this week was the arrival of my new MacBook Pro yesterday, I've wanted one of these bad boys since I started blogging. I'd been planning to   treat myself with my bonus but my old Dell took matters into it's own hands last weekend when it decided it was no longer willing to accept a memory card, so I couldn't upload any photos from my camera. So I was forced to splash out a bit earlier than planned! I'm still finding my way around it, it's years since I used a Mac and nothing is where I expect it to be but it's fun and I'm excited to learn how to use it properly

It was Matt's birthday this week so we spent a night snuggled under a blanket, watching Skyfall (amazing!) and eating junk food. Not the most exciting way to spend a birthday but that was all he wanted to do and I think that's cute! I got him a swanky digital radio which he'd been dropping hints about for the last month and a card from his favourite hen (who was also his Valentine last week, she loves him!) We owe ourselves a meal a our favourite restaurant, The Crab & Lobster at Thirsk because February is a special month for us - both our birthdays and the anniversary of our first date. So I need to get that booked soon, I can't wait. The food is amazing and the restaurant is so quirky, it's very 'us'

I've had some great walks with the dogs this week, our Discovery was sold so I'm now using Matt's old loan car, a little Ford Ka to ferry them around, which is brilliant! It's so dinky and cute and the dogs fit perfectly on the back seat. The weather has been crazy - early in the week I thought Spring was here but on Wednesday the fog came down and it's been absolutely freezing ever since. It feels like it's been winter forever. I don't mind walking the dogs when it's cold, a bit of mist and a crisp, cold morning makes everything look a bit more beautiful. But I won't be complaining when it warms up a bit and that can't be far away, the nights are getting lighter, have you noticed?

This weekend I'll be continuing on painting duty at the new house, surprise surprise. I drove past the house this morning and saw the roofers there starting to tile the extension, I can't wait for that to be done. That will mean we're nearly there. There's just the utility room to build and that's all the building work done and we can just focus on the inside

Have a great weekend everyone!


18 comments:

  1. I'm loving the lighter evenings! Spring is my favourite time of year...I'm so excited! Also, Skyfall is brilliant isn't it?

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    1. It's awesome, I'm not usually a Bond fan but I loved it! xx

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  2. Very jealous of the Mac Book Pro! Lovely pics Rachael, hope you have a fab weekend!

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  3. I would love a MAC book!! will need to keep wishing though hehe! I loved Skyfall! amazing film and the baddy this time was epic and also so funny!! lol loving the chickens :D

    Thats also brillnews that the house is nearly ready!! yay! and yup it is getting lighter which is fab! its nearly spring!!

    Have a good weekend :)

    Jen xxx

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    1. I thought the baddy was good too! Especially as I quite fancy him in real life, not in Skyfall though! xx

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  4. Have a good weekend! Excited about your house coming together xxx

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  5. Your week sounds lovely rachael! I don't skip any day in a week and this makes me feel the weekend is too far away! Just a different perspective from your's but our end feeling remains same.....

    Fatzee.blogspot.com
    xx

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  6. Oooh how exciting that the house is getting finished! And also, welcome to the Mac club chum ;) I am so tempted to buy a Pro before I finish uni, because I get 10% student discount. Not sure I can justify it though, since my little old Macbook is only two and a bit years old and still chugging along nicely. Also, I love that Matt wanted a fancy digital radio for his birthday- that's what I bought Jase a year or two ago! Thought it was the strangest birthday gift request at the time, so it's nice to know that he's not the only one!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend :) x

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    1. Ha ha boys and their toys eh? 10% discount is A LOT! I'd be seriously tempted! Have a great weekend xx

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  7. Lovely pics as usual :) jealous of the MacBook Pro my little HP notebook is on her last legs too :( xx

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  8. I'm so jealous of your mac book, what made you go for the pro over the air. I'm thinking of getting one and am getting mixed opinions on both. I love your chickens, I'm part of a syndicate at my allotment, we take it in turns to look after them. Do your chickens dip their tails when you stroke them? X

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    1. It was the retina display that did it for me, I have it on my ipad and it's amazing! I love the idea of an allotment syndicate! Yes our hens do 'sit down' for us, you know why they do it right?? xx

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  9. That doesn't sound like a half bad birthday night! I REALLY wish I had some hens to get eggs from...and more importantly a birthday card! xx

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  10. ps. YAY to new house being almost there - the inside will be so much fun. Cannot wait to see pictures lovely! xx

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