Filling The Weekend

This weekend has been unusually busy for me so far.

Saturday morning we drove into Peel and parked at the far end of the Promenade so that we could go for a short walk by the sea in the crisp, dry autumn air and detour into the town to buy a newspaper and a small gift for a friend's birthday.

We stopped for coffee in the museum coffee shop and browsed their range of gifts.   All the festive paraphernalia seems to be everywhere so early this year.  Halloween ( or Hop Tu Naa here)  and Guy Fawkes Night aren't even done yet and all the Christmas "stuff" is out.

Back home I got on with a couple of loads of washing while P went off to take part in a hill race.  I managed to finish most of the two crosswords before he came back.

Then in the evening we met up with a group of friends for a meal in a local restaurant, only a five minute drive from home.  It was a lovely evening with good company and good food at  a very reasonable price.

This morning I met up with the usual group for our Sunday walk. It was quite damp, not exactly raining but mizzly enough to wet our hair.  Coffee and a shared slice of yoghurt cake in the café afterwards.

Now, this afternoon, the sun has come out and I have been dozing on the sofa in the warmth coming in through the windows.  P is outside pruning some of the wayward bushes encroaching on the driveway.

I am making a venison casserole for supper tonight and have put a bottle of pink fizz in the 'fridge to chill. I expect P will drink Merlot instead. He is not as keen on fizz - all the more for me!

 


13 comments:

  1. No halloween or guy fawkes here and xmas is hardly on the horizon here thank goodness though I have started to think about presents for some difficult people. We have endless birthdays and name days/saints days in the next few months. More than enough for me.
    Enjoy your pink fizz!

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    1. It seems to be one endless, relentless round of marketing opportunities these days. I want to hibernate !

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  2. It sounds like a really nice weekend JayCee and I love the word "mizzly". Don't you think that West Cork fellow who calls in here is a bit "mizzly"? What's his name? Eastender or something like that.

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    1. Thanks YP. It was indeed a very good weekend.
      Our Dave could never be described as mizzly. He is a lovely sunny chap.

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    2. Hi JayCee and YP. We have a lot of mizzle(mist and drizzle) here on the Irish Riviera. Sounds like you have had a super weekend JayCee.

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  3. You are lucky to be able to eat in restaurants and cafes - ours are all closed again, except for take-out. We also can't visit friends at their houses although I suspect some still do.

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    1. We have been lucky so far, but there are still a handful of new cases coming in with residents returning from visiting the UK. We are just hoping that all of them are self isolating on their return, although a few have been caught out and about.

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  4. Christmas doesn't seem to have appeared here except, of course, on a few shelves in the supermarket. However royal icing and marzipan I'm not available yet. Our word for 'mizzle' is dreich.

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    1. I feel quite depressed when I see Christmas start so early. It spoils the sense of "specialness".

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