Monday, 7 May 2018

The Quiet Sunday That Wasn't!

I hadn't actually told people I'd be away for the Bank Holiday weekend but I hadn't made any arrangement to see anyone so I was expecting a quiet couple of day, pottering about at home and working through a couple of things in my mind. No major problem or issues, just some personal things that I need to get on top of - to do with it being the anniversary of Ced's birthday on the 12th, I think.

However it seems that, although my plans may have been for solitude, others had different ideas and I had a steady stream of visitors throughout the day. The last visitor left at 9 pm, so in the end I spent very little time alone! Probably for the best, just not what I'd planned.

In between unwanted visitors (I know I sound ungrateful, and I promise I was welcoming to everyone!) all I did around the house was to sort through a pile of paperwork, most of which went in the bin or is waiting to be shredded. I'm sorting through a lot of teaching resources that I'll no longer need now I've taken the decision to retire. I've planned the outline of lessons up to the end of the school year so I know what will be needed during the next couple of months and the rest of it can go, although I'm having a quick look through before binning everything as I want to keep any resources that would be useful for the youth band.

I would like to say that I've sorted the problem with loading photos in Blogger but that wouldn't be true - the problem seems to have sorted itself without any help from me! A quick look around the garden shows just how much work is needed to get it looking nice again - this dandelion was the only thing worth photographing this morning! The weeds have taken over and I seem to have a nice show of nettles, thistles and dandelions, but very little else. There's not a lot I can do about it at the moment as saving my sight is the priority, but it is frustrating.


  1. Yep - stunning, Athena-style shot! Very well worth waiting for, and I'm glad the problem's fixed. I would have hated to be struck down with that affliction.

  2. I suspect the photo problem wasn't your end but Blogger's end, Eileen. Great photo.
    J x

  3. I believe The Universe gave you what you needed most - pleasant company for the day. Your photo of the dandelion is stunning.

  4. I hope you did enjoy having all those unexpected visitors; maybe the opportunity for a quiet contemplative day will come another time. Your photograph is lovely! I'm so glad you are able to share it with us.

  5. One mans weed is another mans flower (or something like that) or so they say. Your dandelion photograph is lovely nice to have captured it whilst its still complete.