Another weekend over, and it feels as though summer is well and truly with us, doesn’t it?
The weather has been glorious; Wimbledon starts today; the World Cup is (apparently) taking place – always a welcome opportunity to use one of my favourite phrases of all time: ‘Football? I can hardly contain my complete indifference’ – and school holidays are edging ever closer.
Unfortunately for me, I’ve spent most of the weekend sitting in my bedroom with the blinds shut, dosed up on Piriton. My hayfever has been EPICALLY bad for the last week or so, and even the antihistamines don’t seem to be doing much. Every time I’ve ventured outside, within 10 minutes my eyes and nose are streaming, my throat is itching and I’m sneezing uncontrollably. Horrible.
Friday night we had an unexpected visit from an old friend we haven’t seen for years – he rocked up, as ever, like this …
and stayed overnight. It was so nice to catch up with him – he and his (now ex) wife were the only two witnesses at our registry office wedding back in 1996 (read this post for more info on my two weddings to Ashley). We also scored major cool parent points with the teenager, who got on with Simon like a house on fire (I think Will was about 8 last time we caught up with Simon), and proclaimed ‘Wow, I didn’t know you had such a cool friend’.
Other weekend activities included a(nother) trip to the chiropodist for Will’s verruca treatment (costing me a bloody arm and a leg – how can the NHS refuse to treat painful multiple verrucas in children but give inane women in their 20s breast augmentations for free? Two visits so far have cost me £80, and we’re looking at probably another 10 visits plus to get rid of them completely, according to the chiropodist. How do people manage who can’t afford this, do their children just have to suffer the foot pain?)
Anyway, I’m off to Spain for four days tomorrow morning (early – I need to leave at around 4.30 am). So looking forward to spending some time with Mum & Dad. I’m taking my new video camera (thanks, Will – one of his Gadget Show prizes), so maybe there’ll be a Spain vlog when I get back.
I’ve scheduled a post for Wednesday with my summer reading picks, so do pop back then.
Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine, everybody! x