Friday, 6 July 2018

Rocking Your World Friday - 27th of 2018

Good Afternoon I'm running late - sorry time for 

So first up hubby taking a couple of days off and us deciding to put our Chatsworth tickets through their paces.  For an absolute age we've spoken about just going with a picnic and setting up and painting/reading etc, rather than rushing around the house and garden (which is what we normally do). 

We tootled down on Friday, going past my favourite view (I always feel like I'm at the top of the world)

And as you can see gorgeous blue skies and rather hot, but we found a lovely tree to be shaded from the sun and were soon set up and ready. 

This was our view

Me and said 17 year old set too with the watercolours (bear in mind I don't technically paint - well not that sort of painting) 

I was pleasantly pleased with my finished piece - I literally beat it into submission

As usual loads of time left so I set too on the Belvedere, alas I made it too narrow and did away with a large quantity of bricks, they could have saved a fortune if I'd built it! 

Before pointing myself at the green vista

All in all I had a grand time painting on the day and definitely fancy a repeat. 

When I looked up from my seat this was my view

And as the day progressed the sun moved around

The weekend was quiet (the heat has been a tad unbearable for me if I'm honest), we had a lovely weekend overall albeit quiet. 

I'm loving all the gorgeous fruits at the moment and am enjoying a mix of fruit with Greek yogurt, honey and seeds.  I'm still following the low fat diet due to the back pain with my gallbladder, so its nice to have something sweet to eat. 

Me and hubby had a night on our own on Saturday, we were going to go out for a meal, but decided to do a banquet style meal (which usually does us for a couple of meals).  It was our take on Nandos and was lush, homemade houmous, chicken, some little potatoes and homemade pitta bread that hubby popped together - bliss! 

I managed to pick up some new trousers over the weekend, but they needed taking up (trying to keep my legs cool in this weather) so I dragged the machine out, they didn't take too long and the stretch stitch was a blessing.  

I was in work on Monday (unusually) and I've been mighty busy.  Wednesday I had my pre-assessment at the hospital, there are a couple of potential complications (blame the heart history in the family) which might mean open surgery rather than key hole but that's not a definite.  I'm now on a 6 week waiting list for an echo cardiogram and the surgery for my gallbladder will be any time after that up to 18 weeks.  In the meantime I'm going to try and shift some weight because I'm sure that will help on my recovery time and it has been on my 'to do' list for far too long.  The nurse was fabulous and really lovely, so I felt very blessed to be so well looked after which is lovely as our NHS celebrates its 70th birthday this week. 

And that my lovely people was the week that was, I hope yours has been grand, if you fancy joining in, pop a post together pop back and link up so we can come and visit.  I'm having issues with some of my comments not appearing (gremlins in the system), so I will check back to make sure they are appearing (Kate I apologise I promise faithfully that I commented).  


  1. your painting is great - really love the one of the vista. hope you have a good week - can't get cooler soon enough for me! off to Hampton Court Flower Show on Sunday - not sure how long I'll be able to take!

  2. Well, here I am . Better late than never.
    You have had a fab painting day at Chatsworth. What did hubby do? Does he paint too?
    I love your breakfast! My mouth waters at your Nando style supper. Much better than going out and a tad cheaper too.
    Gosh you have to wait a long time for your ECG. I could do you one if I was around! Or is it something special to do with your family heart disease history. Yes, I agree, losing weight is definitely a good thing when waiting for an operation. Are you going to do one of the known systems like Slimming World or Weight Watchers? We used to do Slimming World, which I like. But I have lost all of my documentation so I couldn't do it again if I wanted to.
    Off to bed now,
    Have agood week
    (PS I just heard England have won the quarter final in the WC football)

  3. Isn't it stunning to have a "Summer like when we were kids" :D I'm just hanging under trees too*though not as creepily as that sounds lol* Love the paintings, that is something I have yet to be brave enough to try(outdoors). XXX