Morning all - time to step back take stock and be thankful for the positives in the last week.
Crikey where to start let me think. Ah yes it all starts to clear
Last Friday a day off - no work and no studying. Given that I was maxing it with both - I took advice from the amazing Wednesday Whine group and had a day off. I spent the day shopping and I mean the day I went to the Range and got some Christmas gifts, I went to TK Maxx and sourced myself a couple of scrapbook albums at the bargain price of £6.99 each. I went to WH Smiths and grabbed a couple of magazines, tops for work at Matalan, work trousers courtesy of M&S. I met my sister for a catch up at lunchtime and then we went wandering around the shopping centre, I grabbed us an M&S asian cuisine tea which was lovely (their new range I bought all sorts of weird and wonderful, it was a bit like Chinese - you could eat loads and still be starving LOL but it was mighty tasty)!
Saturday saw a blue skies day (well it started blue skies) and a trip out to Chatsworth for Beyond Limits, this year the work of a single sculptor rather than multiples and although I loved the fact you got to see a lot of one artists work I do prefer the randomness of multiple artists if I'm honest.
The cascade and said 12 year old enjoying binoculars
And then we had a Nickelback concert at night - which was awesome! Thoroughly enjoyable - photos not bad considering they were taken on phones!
Getting the house tidied on Monday evening leaving some time the rest of the week for crafting in the evenings.
The Wednesday Whine group for listening to my study whines - there have been many and are likely to continue well into December (I'll pre-warn you now ladies).
A meal out Wednesday evening - quite impromptu after a parents evening that was short and sweet. I was all dressed up so we decided to pop out for a quick bar meal, it wasn't the sparkliest of meals but it was nice for us not to have pots to sort out after the event as it were - although it has to be said they served the nastiest tasting white wine that I've had in quite some time!
Thank you notes through the post from school friends thanking me for crafting gifts always makes me smile.
Giggles with family this week, they've been lovely and positive and made me smile lots.
A hair cut on Thursday night and that my lovely people is my list of gratefuls, fancy joining in pop yourself a post together come back link up so we can come and visit - you'll feel better for taking that step back and appreciating life!
I'll leave you with a quick layout before I pop on Mr Linky - funnily enough two sculptures from last year's Beyond Limits! Again using summer of colour colours as it were.