1. Catching up with Faye, my best friend, for dinner, wine and a good old gossip. We also planned our annual day trip which has become tradition every August, to celebrate both our birthdays: this year we’re going to Taunton.
2. A night away in Somerset at a Woodlands Country House Hotel to celebrate my brother’s birthday. It was lovely to catch up with the family, as we hadn’t got together for a while, and we spent the afternoon sitting chatting in the sunshine over cream tea, followed by a delicious dinner in the restaurant.
3. My new cleaning lady! With the increased hours involved in my job, and having recently got rid of Sky TV, I felt I could justify having a cleaner for the first time since I gave up full-time work when William was born. She’s only coming one afternoon a fortnight (the cost works out to almost the exact same as the Sky TV bill!), but oh my goodness, it was so lovely to have a clean and fresh house after she’d finished last week. I will continue to clean my own loos, however, as getting somebody else to do that horrible job just doesn’t sit quite right with me.
There’s only one ‘worst’ this week. A Christmas card display in one of my local shops …. in JULY. Grrr grr grr grrr grrr. Bearing in mind I am, at best, ambivalent about Christmas, I really think this is unnecessary.