We had a manic weekend this weekend. I can’t believe N was still waking up at 5.15 each morning, even though he was on the go all day. Quick naps were needed for the first time in ages.
On Saturday morning my brother and I did a car boot sale. We’re trying to clear out our mum’s house gradually as it’s taking a while to sell, so we don’t want to have a surprise and then find we’ve got a whole house to clear out come Winter.
It was a glorious day, and luckily the car was partially shading us from the sun. It was nice to spend time with my brother, although I think N was gutted that he wasn’t allowed to come with us.
We didn’t have swimming as the pool was being used for a triathlon, so N and I popped down to the church fete in the village. I remember the wonderful fetes of my childhood in a much larger village, and this was mini in comparison, although very well attended. The sun was beating down and even though we were there for less than an hour, I did end up a little red on my arms and face. Thankfully slapping on a bit of aloe gelly and nivea cream in the evening did the job to ease it.
N loved watching the ballet dancing girls
Hanging out with his nursery friend by the toy stall.
We stopped for a drink and a scone in one of the houses on the village green that opened up the garden for the refreshments.
Then on Sunday, I took the car in to get new tyres. Despite being there just after opening, we were way down the queue so had plenty of time to watch the canal boats.
N liked being at the garage. He was helping me check that they’d done the job properly. I should think so for over £300 for 2 tyres! I was only expecting to change one, but had a screw in the other near the wall so there was no way they could repair it.
A quick rush home, bite to eat for me while N napped briefly, then back in the car (he had a picnic lunch on the way) to go and help out at our local NCT Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party. Because I was volunteering, poor N was a bit of a lone ambler around the venue. Luckily the outside messy play was in the hall’s garden, so he was safe enough being out there on his own. He loved sitting in the cornflakes, although obviously realised he couldn’t do that when others wanted to play there as well.
The shaving foam went down well,
although he wanted to wash it off almost as soon as he’d played with it.
We also ate quite a bit of cake, failed to win anything on the raffle and did lots of chatting to others. I think we really needed time off to recover from the weekend.
I’m linking up to point and shoot over at Snowing Indoors.