Monday, 20 March 2017

Weekend Catchup

After my stint at the allotment on Friday afternoon, I was hopeful this weekend, that I'd get to finish digging over the plot, but unfortunately life had other plans, or LB did anyway.  She wanted to have a sleepover with a couple of friends on Saturday night at our house, so I spent most of the day cleaning up in readiness and making the place presentable.  It gave me the kick up the backside I needed to get on with it anyway.

In the process, I did a bit of hoovering and dusting in our bedroom, as dust and dirt levels were getting very severe.  As I've said before in posts, it's probably the least cleaned room, as every other part of the house seems to be given priority, mainly because no visitors come into our bedroom and see the state of it.  Don't get me wrong, it's tidy, but not as clean as it could be.  Anyway, it is now and it looks a lot better. 

I even got around to putting some fragrant draw liners in my underwear drawers.  They had been a gift a couple of years ago.  The trouble was, when I went to bed all I could smell were the liners, and it wasn't a nice smell either.  It smelled like chloroform or something similar.  Needless to say, they came out again the next day. I don't know if the fragrance had gone off, but I just couldn't tolerate it. Anyway, I learned a valuable lesson - use such gifts as soon as you can to prevent deterioration.

In the process of cleaning our bedroom, I also found a few more things that I was happy to donate, which was good and in emptying my drawers to line them, I came across lots of summer clothing that I may need when we go to Crete in a few weeks time. As a consequence, I decided to start packing. 

As I'm taking just a carry on, for only the second time, I'm going to squish all of my clothes into one of those shrinkable storage bags, so that I can get more into my suitcase.  I'm hoping it will allow me to take everything I need, but not take up too much space in the carry on.  (I got the idea when in TK MAXX where I saw some for sale.  I resisted buying them, which I was pleased about when I got home and realised I already had empty or near empty ones I could use) I'll keep you posted about whether this works or not.

On Saturday afternoon I tackled the ironing mountain once again, putting all the clothes away on Sunday. There's still just under half left to do, but the pile is much more manageable now.

Sunday, I attended my regular class at the gym.  We've been struggling with the music system for two weeks now, so the class wasn't the usual one that the instructor teaches. She had to adapt the class to slower music which wasn't ideal, but we still got a good workout.

I did my usual weekly shop at Lidl straight afterwards and it was hell.  They've reorganised the store so that the bakery is the first thing you walk past as you walk in.  Trouble is the aisle isn't wide enough for everyone to pass, so it's a bit of a bottle neck.  In fact, the whole store was a bottle neck this week.  Not a very enjoyable experience.  I did almost all of my weekly shop for £52 though, which is good for us. I'm currently trying to avoid other supermarkets to avoid impulse spending.  It's working quite well.

Sunday afternoon was a pretty lazy one. I probably could have gone to the allotment, but it was very windy, so I stayed home instead. You've got to have some down time on the weekend.  That's my excuse anyway. I rounded off the weekend by watching the first episode of the new series of Vera, a long time favourite show. I hope you had a good weekend.


  1. Vera on again! Great. Enjoy your week.

  2. Yep, she's back and they're 2 hour episodes.

  3. Shame about the drawer liners - I had some really nice ones at the cottage - great for the underwear drawer. I watched Vera - and didn't fall asleep in front of the TV for once so must have held my attention.

    1. I really like her character, it's possibly because I hail from Yorkshire myself, so it's a mentality that is closer to home for me.