Friday, 17 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
If you've never been to Giant's Causeway I'd definitely recommend it. It is so much bigger than I imagined and it's amazing just to be able to walk over all the hexagons. I'm really looking forward to going back. In fact, the whole Antrim Coast is gorgeous, especially if the sun shines like the last time I was there...finger crossed!
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
No posts on Saturday or Sunday for me as I was away in the gorgeous Dumfries and Galloway for a birthday trip! This is a quick one too and written on the ipad so I apologise for any formatting issues in advance.
My husband doesn't get bank holidays off work so they're usually my 'me time'. I had planned to spend today doing a bit of crochet, tidying up the house and maybe popping into the shops with my birthday vouchers. However, my mum and dad decided to come and visit me for my birthday which scuppers those plans. We went for a couple of drinks last night and they've just gone off to the museum near my flat while I do a little bit of housework and write this blog post! I'm meeting them in half an hour for lunch then my dad wants to go to the shops. He's definitely the biggest shopaholic in our family.
In past years the May Day bank holiday has traditionally meant a Sunday night out for my birthday. Now I like to enjoy a relaxing day and savour the four day working week-proper sign of getting old!
Friday, 3 May 2013
This year we are both off work for the day and we're taking a trip down to Dumfries, somewhere neither of us really know. I'm hoping for sunshine, walks, relaxation and scones!
I hope you all have a lovely day too
Thursday, 2 May 2013
When I was young daffodils grew everywhere and we used to pick them for money in the school Easter holidays. Your flowers were scrutinised to make sure they were the correct length of stem. It was so nerve-wracking to take them up to the man in charge in case he refused them and you didn't get paid! Ah, the good old days.
The flowers in the scientific glassware were on the tables at my friend's wedding recently. We shared a bench when we worked in the lab and her old boss lent her all the different flasks which were then filled with a gorgeous mix of wildflowers. They were very much admired, and not just by the scientists!
Tonight I'm off to the opening of a new exhibition at my work, lured in by the promise of canapes and bubbly, before I finish for a long weekend. I'm hoping the weather remains spring-like but having seen the forecast this morning I'm not hopeful.