This was an interesting - and ultimately expensive week.
Things started out well- I bought my usual flowers- and this time there were some tulips on offer as well. It is such a lovely thing to have flowers in the house- I am absolutely hopeless with plants, but I enjoy the colour of cut flowers at the different times of the year.
On Monday I decided that I was now feeling well enough to venture back to the gym. I would like everyone to see a difference when I catch up with them at IATEFL, but it's hard work:-(
I asked Father Christmas for some new kit, and he gave me a voucher for Marks and Spencer, so I must go shopping one day soon. The stuff I was wearing today has definitely seen better days.
Cairis was at home for a couple of days so I asked her to accompany me to the supermarket. Will I never learn! I'm sure that the bill is at least a third longer than it needs to be when I go shopping with one of my family. There is always something sneaked into the trolley. My students are always amused by my receipts- and as it is a word they often confuse, I like to have one in my handbag at all times.
|from front window|
|from side window|
But, as you can see, it was very windy.
Saturday dawned bright and early- It was Wassailing day and I had to deliver my Morris man to the meeting place to pick up the mini bus for the day. They were planning to serenade the apple orchards of the island, to wish them a strong crop.The day started out clear and sunny, but deteriorated somewhat as the day went on. M said later that it was at its worst when they were in a local hostellerie having their lunch, so they just stayed inside longer, and had another beer:-)
Pride always comes before a fall!
|The new and the old|
|Oops, will it fit?|
Cairis and I went shopping. We found a reasonably cheap PC, three times faster, more memory, and smaller in size. The monitor went the other way. It is bigger than the old one, up from a 17" to a 25". In fact, we nearly couldn't fit it in the space on my desk. I have spent the whole of the weekend re-installing my software, updating everything, and getting to grips with Windows 8.
Here's hoping next week will be a little easier :-)