March 10th, 2014


A lovely weekend

We have had a fun filled weekend. Saturday was Terry and Karen's wedding at the Quy Mill hotel, and they couldn't have asked for a nicer day. Everyone had a lovely time, the sun shone, lots of gin was drunk (sadly not by me), there was much fun with bubbles and loads of exploring in the gardens. Matthew did not fall in the mill race, or in the pond, nor did he manage to eat any gravel. He loved clapping all the speeches. Caught up with several lovely friends I haven't seen in far too long. And of course most importantly of all the bride and groom were incredibly happy, and Karen's dress was Amazing. I just wish I'd got any nice photos. (It was also Becky and Stu's wedding, which is one of those coincidences which makes you wish for the ability to be in two places at the same time - it sounds like they had a lovely time too). Wishing them all many happy years together.

We had a lovely Sunday too - out exploring the quiet routes over to Fulbourn and back with a visit to cheeky monkeys soft play to break the journey :) It's surprisingly hilly between Shelford and Fulbourn, but we got the big bike up the hills no worries, and enjoyed going back down again! Also discovered a great route back via the Roman Road and Wandlebury which was just about doable for most of its length - just a couple of sections were rutted enough to need to get off and push. Off-road on a bakfiets - I like it! And all in glorious sunshine. Then despite his cold Matthew only work twice overnight, and then slept from 1am to 7am - bonus.

Today Mike is having his first dry run of being chief child carer on a Monday, so we got up this morning and I had my breakfast with Matthew before saying bye bye and leaving at 8:30 to go to 'work'. I actually headed to the gym for the first time in a year and did a BOSU class (squats, lunges, planks, pressups, sit-ups and burpees with the aid of a large squashy dome on the floor - odd but good fun - it was the only level 1 class on at the right time or I might not have tried it) followed by a nice long swim. And now I've popped into town to the library and sneakily used Matthew's library card to do some printing - and am having a cuppa in the library cafe - which is sadly a bit soulless given how nice the new library is. Next stop lunch, and then home for 1pm to see my lovely boys.

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