Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Suzy's Blog

Saturday morning lie in and picnics in the park...

Oh the indulgence!...It's 8 am on a Saturday and here I am still in bed. Two
dogs one cat, and me, reclining contentedly, watching breakfast t.v whilst the sunshine, (yes, actual sunshine) makes an appearance through my bedroom window.  Can't languish around for too long though, as I've planned a picnic in the park with my dogs later.  I'm fantasising about wine chilling in the stream, cream cheese and smoked salmon nibbles and two impeccably behaved dogs relaxing in the sunshine. I'll be wearing a floppy hat, sunnies and a nice itsy bitsy frock....How lovely, but, dream on I suspect the reality will be a lot different!..

So Maybe a book or two ......

talking  of sun and flimsies , well not exactly .....but I hosted a fantastic 'french fancies' evening with some of my friends .....fair to say they embraced Can Can and oooo La La to is my contribution....

Also later, if this weather continues, I'm looking forward to the possibility of a glass of wine, (or two!) and a meal outside on my terrace, first of many over the summer I hope. Again, I suspect it'll be a case of dream on!..

After the dreams come the nightmare...I have recently been trying to sort out a banking problem on behalf of my Mum. Following a monumental blunder on their part and much wrangling, they finally agreed to send her flowers by way of apology.  Yesterday she finally took delivery of a bouquet of 'flowers'...What a frightening sight, strange looking thistle type things accompanied by angry looking spikey green foliage, all tied up with purple ribbon.  A bit like something from the film The Day Of The Triffids....No doubt about it, this was definitely not sent with love!!
Finally, on a more pleasant note, I am looking forward to a girls only shopping trip soon, can't wait!....
Bye for now!
Sue x

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Suzy's Blog

Pink pyjamas and a bit of a do

I am, courtesy of my mother, the proud owner of a pair of bright pink pyjamas. Now, whilst I realise that this isn't exactly headline news, I'm pretty sure that it has some relevance, (probably by coincidence) to the fact that I have always been lousy at early mornings.  Dragging myself out of bed has always been a huge effort for me, and I've long since accepted that I'm definitely not a 'morning person', so the annual change to B. S. T and the loss of a precious hour in bed, always comes as a bit of a shock, (being greeted by a deluge of snow on the first day of summer didn't help either!)....So, anyway, in case you're wondering what I'm rambling on about,  that is the connection to the pink pyjamas!...Well, sort of!..
A couple of weeks on, though, and with a bit of a change in the weather, I am now well and truly out of hibernation, (and pyjamas), and fully embracing the change in seasons. It's not just me, either,Bonbon, my cossetted persian cat, ( who hasn't left the house since last August) has ventured outside.

Ok, so it was a bit of a brief adventure, but nonetheless, there she was, on the terrace, indulging in a spot of sunbathing before returning to her more usual position, sleeping on her favourite cushion by the sitting room window.
As for me, well I've been fussing about in the garden, planting things and reinstating the garden furniture, in the hope that I shall, before too long, be relaxing in the sunshine with a good book and a nice glass of crisp white.....luuuuurvly!
Summer , remember one of those ....well this Blast From The Past was certainly in the sunshine ...

  ? Sunshine ...well who knows , but maybe this is the last time for a warm collar for a while ...we can hope !

Something else to get excited about came out of the blue last week...An invitation to a very glamorous event in London, very swish! Now I wish I could say more but having been sworn to secrecy, (very James Bond), I can say no more till after the do....What I can say though is that, having checked out my wardrobe and found it sadly lacking in anything other than wellies and woollies, some  serious dress shopping is called for, me thinks!!..Whaaay!!
Happy spring everyone, bye for now
Sue x