Week-end of sun and fun!
When I was reading the magazine I came across this and it really fascinated me - it is Louis' birth certificate! I love the 'occupations' of the parents. Apparently it is the first printed birth certificate for a royal prince or princess - does it make me really dorky that I actually thought it was sad that it was no longer handwritten? I would actually pay to get a handwritten birth certificate. In fact, that would be a great job - being an official scribe - they need to be brought back!
Which neatly provides a Segway to this - my book clear out on Saturday afternoon! I had been super ruthless in the past - even giving to charity leather bound fairy tale books from the mid 1850s (i.e. the original beauty and the beast story etc). This one was about to get charitised as it was an old algebra book - I have literally no idea how I got it - I think it was my Great Grandfather's, and someone must have passed it to him -
Every day for me as you know includes at least one dog walk. The meadow I walk through is getting very tall grass now (no hayfever yet, yey - I am hoping my alternative remedies are actually working, or at least delaying the onset of the symptoms - if anyone wants any tips let me know - I did a blog post on it a couple of weeks ago and the allergy hacks appear to be working so far!). I took this really lovely photo of Humphrey. A typical English Springer Spaniel, he loves the tall grass:
Moving on to Sunday.... We started the day with a huge countryside walk of course! I got up and out early - I have learned the art of dry shampooing and love the fact I can now get up and go without a huge getting ready session.
The weather was glorious (albeit with a chilly wind) - we had to feature a bit of beach so went to a different one again this week - about 25 minutes from home - this one faces into the Irish Sea and is more epic, and more windy!
I really don't know what my hand is doing there.
I love the fact a lot of the views where we live have a skyline panorama of the mountains - and lots and lots of sky and emptiness! This is literally the road to nowhere!
We then went shopping, went to the MIL and FIL's and then I did a quick turn-around for my friend Lyndsay's hen party! The rest of the group got the train to Ulverston at 13:15 and had Prosecco on the train and then went to this lovely bar with a rooftop terrace. By the time I arrived there was a bit of sunburn! I really can't do the all day drinks sessions these days so arrived about 17:00 - the garden at the hotel-restaurant-bar was lovely! There was a table set up for our gin masterclass:
I ordered a Negroni (Gin, Martini Rosso, Aperol) - the first I've ever had! It was ok - I am glad I tried it but I won't be going back for more. I struggled with the cocktail menu as it was all really sweet and gin based and I much prefer a tequila or run based cocktail. Next time I will order the Rhubarb Sour:
I didn't have any photos with me actually in them to share as I offered to take photos for the bride to be and forgot to take some with my own camera! We had a truly delicious buffet and got to sample some very weird and wonderfully flavoured gins.
I wore this dress - it was super comfortable and just about right for the weather.
Please do not judge my very neglected garden - I just do not have the time in the day to tend to it - but hope too when I am off at half term! Three hours of wearing a dress and I was ready to get back to this:
Big Hugs - Joanne x
Lnking up with Lindsay for Hello Monday: