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Monday, 14 March 2016

The Week That Was... 14th March 2016

This week has been one of contrasts. A day of torrential rain on Wednesday meant that local roads were impassable and when it did eventually stop, a hint of sun created a gorgeous rainbow. There were days when the temperature barely lifted at all, followed by a welcome reprieve of warmer weather and sunshine at the weekend. 

The Weekend
We took Saturday off and ventured into Worcester for shopping and breakfast at Bill's...

Banana & Blueberry Pancakes

For once, the weather was rather lovely and it made a change not be wrapped in a coat or huddled beneath an umbrella. The warmer temperature inspired a craving for salad and summer fruit and so, a quick trip into M&S was required to stock up on supplies.

Any suggestion of warmer weather and I need to spend time outdoors. We're fortunate enough to have a sheltered spot in the garden that creates the perfect suntrap and despite the temperature being only 10 °C at 1pm on Sunday, we ate lunch in the garden. Red onion and cheese focaccia with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes, served with bistro salad and almonds...

Red onion focaccia, lunch, garden

There wasn't a cloud in the sky...

Cloudless sky, sunny day

And we were joined by fellow sun-worshipper, the cat. Snoozing on the gravel while the sun's out is one of her all-time favourite things to do...

Cat sunbathing

I even went old school and scribbled this post longhand before typing it up later in the evening. I always love the idea of using the laptop in the garden but unfortunately this is something I've never mastered. If anyone has any tips for using a laptop outside, I'd love to hear them.

Sophia has booked her flight to the US and leaves on 10th June to work at Camp America for the second time. I won't get to see her again until 2nd September - but she goes with my blessing and I hope that summer 2016 will be equally as fabulous as last year. Olivia's secured an internship with a newspaper during the Easter holidays. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she will also spend some time at home, or she won't get to see her sister until September.

Bond Movies
I finally got around to watching Spectre this week and have to say that I wasn't overly taken with it. For me, the film lacked a certain something that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Was I missing Dame Judi maybe? Or was it the suggestion of a link between Spectre and so many of the great Bond film plots that rankled? Did anyone else pick up on this too? Mr A jokes that I missed my true vocation in life and should have been a film critic. 

I spied this Umbra Wave Wall Art Frame for the bargain price of £4.99 at TK Maxx. It makes a simple, but stylish addition to the conservatory...

Next Week 
Next week is going to be hectic as we prepare to pick up Sophia from Uni and I take on extra hours at work. There are also multiple projects ongoing in the house.

Well that's about it from the Anderton house for now. Here's hoping the week ahead is a brilliant one for all of you. I'd love to hear what you're up to x

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