Sunday, 18 September 2016

This Weekend

We had a very enjoyable weekend this weekend, spending time with our guest who was visiting from Australia, via Europe.  It's the second antipodean visitor we've had this year and my sister will make it three when she arrives in October.

He arrived quite late on Friday night, so I had plenty of time to do what was needed after getting home from the CS, and we spent a couple of hours having a beer and catching up at home, before we all retired for the evening.

On Saturday, OH took our visitor on a dog walk around the Olympic Park, which is close to where we live, whilst I headed off to the Give or Take and donated a car full of items I've spent the last 3-4 months decluttering.  Always a great feeling.

As we had a visitor staying this weekend, I had got there as soon as it was possible to donate, and needed to get away to attend a class at the gym, I wasn't able to do a post, as I wasn't able to stay for the later part of the event and show the sort of things that are available to take. I still do intend to do this at some point.

After attending my class, I headed home. OH had taken our guest out to lunch and LB was out for the day with her friends.

Later on Saturday evening, we all made our way to the Olympic Velodrome to watch OH compete in some races that he'd booked before knowing our guest was coming to stay.  I think he quite enjoyed watching his cousin in action on his bike.

We all left early from the race meet and headed out for supper at a Brazilian restaurant close to where we live.  It was our first time eating there and was an interesting night with live Brazilian music, and some customers getting up to dance. I think we were the only non-Brazilian customers in the restaurant, but we enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff were lovely.

Sunday, we all headed off to Camden Market for a few hours at the request of our guest.  LB didn't need persuading, as she loves visiting this vibrant, but very busy tourist attraction. On the way home we said our goodbyes to our guest, whom we dropped off at Paddington and it was back home and back to normal for us.

It's three weeks now before my sister arrives and I'm getting very excited and trying to devise a list of things to do and places to visit that I think she'll enjoy.

In the meantime, a new week and a new round dental treatment and decluttering begins.  I'm looking forward to simple pleasures such as doing very little cleaning, having some time to harvest at the allotment and do a bit of work in our garden at home.

How was your weekend?


  1. Sounds as if you had a lovely weekend. That restaurant sounds great.

    My weekend has been spent making lists. So much to do before we have the new furnace installed and so little time to get it done (1 1/2 months will go quickly by).

    God bless.

    1. Good luck completing your to do list. I really should start thinking about one to make sure I get everything I need to done for my sister's visit.