Good morning, tis Friday, means only one thing in this house - let's count those happies!
So first up are these two nutcases - my Mum and my sister - who descended on the house on Saturday for some crafting fun, expecting to make cards I wasn't enthused (I'm no card maker), but my Mum asked to do a layout and before we knew it we were scraplifting a layout and having such fun - first layouts my sister has ever done and she liked them!
Next up lunch at work these days consists of fruit lots and lots and lots of fruit - and it's totally nom!
Talking of fruit - the fruit bowl became fruits bowls followed by fruit side this week! I'm always amazed at all the colours and flavours!
Then the news I've joined slimming world, after years of being part of another weight loss group I decided I needed a change of direction, with so many friends doing so well on this plan I thought why not. It has up to now been fantastic and we are eating the best meals. This one was chicken and a Caribbean fruity slaw - absolutely divine
Up close you can see the pineapple, mango and red peppers in the dish - it was so fresh and tasty!
A day trip with my sister at the weekend, we'd promised to take her to a Japanese Garden for her birthday, we finally got to go at the weekend, there was something ultimately restful about this place. We wandered around enjoying the atmosphere and the beautiful garden and then we enjoyed a cup of fruit tea and soaked up the sunshine!
Apparently this place is open during the evenings during August and September
So many places to stop and rest.
So many bridges to cross
Good for the soul
Enjoying the space
As part of this visit we got to visit the Crystal Garden, literally a room full of crystals - the energy was quite honestly amazing.
Other highlights include my first weeks weigh in at slimming world a 9lb weight loss - I was utterly gobsmacked, such a long way to go but it's a good start a really good start!
A day off on Thursday, getting lots of jobs done around the house, spending time with said 13 year old.
Scrapbooking, the little flurry of activity on Saturday was the catalyst needed to get my mojo running again.
The WW girls - they know who they are a constant support!
Having a catch up with my mum on Thursday!
Hubby - always!
Hope you've had a great week, if you fancy joining in pop a blog post together, head back link up and we will come and visit!