Monday, 29 August 2016

A Peaceful Bank Holiday Weekend

Most August Bank Holiday weekends, we tend to take ourselves off out of London to visit family in Yorkshire, taking advantage of the extra day. As a consequence, we rarely spend a Bank Holiday weekend in London, but this weekend, on account of having visited family at the beginning of the month, we decided to stay put and it was very enjoyable indeed.

The weekend started on Friday afternoon, when we cycled to  a place that LB wanted to visit, as documented in a previous post.

Saturday, wasn't particularly thrilling, but we enjoyed it all the same.  I did my usual Saturday morning class and in the afternoon OH headed off to a bike race in Kent, whilst LB and I spent the afternoon at home. When he got back we all went for a family dog walk, terminating at the pub, where we had supper out and then came back home to watch a film on Netflix.  The film in question was Brooklyn and was very enjoyable.

Sunday morning, I was at the gym again as my instructor was back from her holidays and I was so happy to do her class again after a 6-7 week break.  Afterwards, I did my weekly shop at Lidl, and we all then spent the afternoon at home, me catching up on some domestic and other tasks I've been avoiding lately, such as catching up with internet banking, sowing some onion sets in the garden beds, making homemade granola and emptying the ironing basket.

Finally, this morning, we headed out on our bikes again, this time for a little trip to a campsite just outside of London. LB fancies a camping party with her friends for her next birthday, so we are doing a bit of reconnaisance. The site has cute wooden pods (with heaters) which are open during the winter (her birthday is in January), so all being well we might be able to rent a couple for a night. We'll be going too, but staying in a separate pod. It was probably a 15 or so mile round trip and was mostly very flat on the canal path, so it wasn't too bad really, but the canal paths were very busy with cyclists and pedestrians. On the way back, we stopped off at a lovely canalside cafe close to my allotment and had some lunch.

Whilst OH and LB rode home together, I popped up to my allotment on the way back and sowed the onion sets that I'd wanted to get in before the inspection tomorrow.  There's nothing more I can do now.  It's just a wait and see situation.

I hope you've all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, wherever you are and whatever you're doing.


  1. It's been beautiful weather for a holiday weekend and what could be better than family activities.

  2. Sounds as if you had a lovely holiday at home.

    I enjoyed Brooklyn as well.

    God bless.

  3. The pod camping sounds like fun. Glad you had a good weekend x

    1. Yes, they were really cute. They might be a little cold in January though!!