Wednesday, 24 August 2011

An Adventure Just For Mummy

Early this morning (well, reasonably early: 09.15) DH left with DS to visit the Didcot Railway Centre for a steam day.  They were collecting Grandad on the way.  A true boys-own-adventure!  I can only hope that DH remembers to take a photo or two ...
So that left me here, wondering what to do.  Walk the pooch - tick, make the beds - tick, put the washing machine on - tick ...
What next?  Ta-dah!  Something of a light bulb moment - take yourself off to have lunch out.  So I did.
I had a Mozzarella and Tomato pannini, a strawberry yoghurt with granola and a skinny gingerbread latte.  And the best thing was that it didn't cost me a penny, because I used my loyalty card points to 'pay' for it.  Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch?
See my reading material?  World War II Re-Enactors magazine is not something that crops up on my reading radar.  However, on page 59 of the current issue (#13) you will find a whole page profile about my brother and his Retro Air photography work.  Pretty amazing.  (Bruv, I think you need to update your blog!)  And I think Sian might enjoy the short article about wartime knitting on page 9 (from a craft perspective obviously, not because Sian is old enough to have been knitting during the war ...).  I was also going to make a start on the crossword, but then I realised I didn't have a pen.  Ah, well.
Back to the chores - washing to hang out while the sun is trying to make an appearance and an enjoyable hour or two sorting through DH's wardrobe and drawers.  I think the charity shops (good will) are in for a treat! 

8 comments:

Alison said...

Glad you've had some time to yourself...and you've just reminded me that I put a washing in about three hours ago!...guess what I'm off to do?
Alison xx

Rhona said...

I do think that days like this do us good from time to time. Hope the boys enjoyed their adventure and that you enjoyed the rest of your day :) xx

debs14 said...

Every single one of us needs a day like that now and again and the fact you got it all for free - what a bonus! I'm sure the boys all had a good time too.

Sian said...

LOL! As it's the end of the holidays here, this mummy is starting to feel that an adventure just for her would be just the thing!

I love the sound of that article and if I tell TSO that there is such a thing as a WW2 re enactment magazine, she'll want a sub! She fantasizes about being evacuated..

Karen said...

How lovely - a girls adventure too and lunch sounded delicious.

Sandie said...

You have a talented brother, Ruth. Loved the retro photos. It's good to do something for yourself when opportunity takes, especially when it is for free :)
Hope the boys enjoyed their day together.

Ladkyis said...

So DH goes off to play with trains and you are rummaging in his drawers? That did make me smile. I put washing out and then the heavens dumped about a hundred tons of water on it! It was so heavy the chickens went to bed!

Sandra said...

Good for you, nothing like a bit of you time, and a free lunch .... Life is goooooood :)blemeali