Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Sometimes life gets in the way

I still haven't got into a proper routine which includes blogging and the next month isn't looking much better ;o). I thought I might be caught up this week but it doesn't look likely. I have cakes to bake today ready for tea and cakes here tomorrow, the VAT paperwork to gather up and get to the Accountant and a quilt to make. On top of that, Emily goes on half term at the end of this week so we'll be busy next week and a week after she goes back, my sister Norma arrives from South Africa to stay with us for 4 weeks :o) We're so excited that she's coming over and can't wait for her to get here.
In the meantime, a few more photos.
My nephew Ryan teaching his two boys to play pool
Some of our group
Shannon with her twin niece and nephew
Our roses have bloomed in the last week :o) These yellow ones are my favourite and the scent from them is fantastic - I wish we had smellovision Our quiet Sunday afternoon, the weather was beautiful and Jon and I sat out for a good part of the day. We have to make the most of any decent weather! And finally, Aldi opened a store in East Grinstead on Thursday last week. Mum, Dad and I popped in after I'd taken them to Homebase for some compost. While wandering around the shop I spotted some Sangria - I don't actually drink normally but I do enjoy Sangria and decided to buy a bottle to try. On Saturday afternoon my parents came round for a braai (bbq) and we opened the Sangria :) It was really nice so, yesterday, I went back to buy some more to put aside. There were only 3 bottles left - so I bought them all ;o). I look forward to sharing a glass (or two) out on the patio with Norma while she is here.
I have now started my baking - red velvet cupcakes made and lemon drizzle traybake made. Just the carrot cake still to do.