Monday, 19 April 2010

Our weekend

The weekend seemed to fly by; the weather was great, we got to sit outside a lot as well as getting things done around the house. One of my jobs was to move my photos on to my new hard drive. I ordered a 1TB External Hard Drive which arrived on Saturday morning. It took about an hour and a half to copy my photos over from my computer (over 25 000 photos) and even though I checked, and double checked, that they'd transferred over properly, I still put off deleting them from my computer - until Jon said he would do it ;o). I now want to back up everything on to discs to be on the safe side. My biggest nightmare is losing all my photos!
As I said, we spent a lot of time outside over the weekend. We had Jon's sister, Deb, and her husband Dave round for a braai (barbecue). I forgot to take photos until it was time for pudding (meringue nests with strawberries and cream). I haven't been doing so well at documenting my week so I think I'll have to adapt it to suit me.
My guilty pleasure on Saturday evening was Haribo Mini Jelly Babies - my favourite!
Sunday morning I woke up with a thumping headache. Fortunately the tablets starting helping quite quickly and I sat outside to have my breakfast and flip through one of my photography books.
Our azalea has started flowering and the flowers are bigger than I remember them being last year. It looks like we're going to have a bush full of flowers again this year. I'm really enjoying seeing all the plants turning green again, watching the hostas and the lillies pushing through the ground and the garden slowly come to life again. I love this time of year - especially when we've got sunshine as well!
I was out and about this morning but when I finally got home after lunch it was still warm enough for me to hang the clothes on the line - and for them to dry. I'm loving these sunny days and hoping they last for a while yet!
Emily goes back to school tomorrow so I really need to have an earlier night tonight so that I'm up at 6am. I've got used to having an extra hour in bed in the morning and going to bed later but I need to switch back to school mode now. It's been a lovely break and I know it won't be too long before they're on half term again.


  1. What beautiful azaleas! They are just starting to bud here. They're one of my favorites.

  2. Rhona that looks like glorious sunshine you are having!
    I completely understand your photo transfer situation ... I need to free some space at the moment and our EXHD died recently - hmmm, not sure what to rely on actually.

  3. I really need to do that photo transfer thing too and I've been putting it off. You've reminded me to get going! I've heard of so many people with headaches at the minute..someone said it was the volcanic ash!

  4. Looks like you had a lovely weekend :-)

  5. Sounds like a wonderful weekend :) I love bbq weather - we've been doing that a lot the last few days - quick and easy - and Lloyd gets to cook ;)