Pleasant weekend once again.
Saturday, I had to pick my car up (it had been at the garage for a service),
so we wandered over to Bournemouth and brunched at Castle Point. We then left
Jacqueline's car there and set off to the Purbecks for the day, with the roof down.
Much as I don't like to get into Christmas until December (at least!) I
relented this year. I have been looking for a fleece and we happened to spot an
outdoor shop in Bournemouth. We parked up, and found the perfect item. Very
lightweight and very warm. It was quite expensive, but Jacqueline said that
she'd buy it as my christmas present.
We ended up at Durdle Door on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Quite cold, but
we were all well wrapped up. Took loads of photographs (which are a\lready on
the Family Album site!), and watched the sun go down over Portland Bill. The
wellies got another test in the sea, unfortunately so too did Alice's skirt and
tights, when she almost fell over trying to outrun the incoming tide. Back to
Castle Point to pick up the other car, and some supper from Marks and Spencer.
Alice was happy because we got her favourite, Bangers and Mash. I, on the other
hand, had some Cod in Parsley Sauce, on top of a pile of oven chips. Heaven!
Sunday, Jacqueline worked in the morning, and I had a lovely lie in. When I
finally did get up, I spent a hour or so updating the Family Album. The last
time I'd uploaded photographs was in August, so there were quite a few to put up
there. Having done this successfully, and backed up some of the machines (very
important!) it was time for a relaxing bath. Lovely, chilled-out morning, even
with Alice around! When Jacqueline got home we headed out for lunch and to do
the weekly shop, which was uneventful. On arriving home, I finally got my act
together to put a flat-pack bedside cabinet together for Alice.
Now, I'm not a fan of anything flat-pack. If you ask me, it's all crap. I'd
sooner pay extra for something ready-, and solidly-made. However, yesterday I
met the exception to the rule. We'd bought this one from IKEA, and it was quite
cheap, although wood as opposed to chipboard. And it went together with absolute
minimal effort. No parts missing, no swearing at all. And, when it was done, it
looked very good and felt very solid. Very proud of myself. Alice even helped to
screw the feet on! It's always a balance with anything for Alice, for she takes
care of absolutely nothing, yet we don't want to stuff her room full of rubbish
furniture. And with this, we just about got things right.
Yesterday evening we all - cats included - feasted on a roast pheasant
dinner. Beautiful, we don't have pheasant very often. Then, settled down to
Foyle's War, and settled back for the start of another week.