On Sunday morning I was first up, seeing to the lads and bringing mugs of tea back to bed where we read until 8.30am. We had toast for breakfast and watched The Andrew Marr Show. I painted my nails with Barry M's Black Cherry.
It was another dull and dreary day. Jon popped out on a grocery run before doing some measuring up for our next DIY adventure. I hand-washed the me-made crochet blanket we keep in the shelter, spritzed a few of the house plants, caught up with Blogland and cracked on with some more crochet.
After our noodles we went for a walk around the block via the derelict Highgate Brewery at the end of the avenue.
Opening in 1898, at its peak Highgate brewery employed over sixty staff and, by the 1970s, produced over 2,500 barrels of mild a week. After unsuccessful mergers with the Bass and Davenports breweries it closed in 2010 and has remained empty ever since.
|WEARING: Vintage India Imports of Rhode Island maxi, 1970s suede jacket (both eBay), pom pom hat (made by me)|
After a tea of baked beans, vegetarian sausages & jacket wedges topped with grated cheese I did a load of washing, hung it up in the utility room and joined Jon in the lounge for a few episodes of The Antiques Road Trip whilst restitching the crochet blanket I'd washed earlier.
Earlier in the day I'd put a snipe bid in for a vintage dress I was watching on Ebay but as there were thirteen other bidders I didn't fancy my chances but, when I went to turn my PC off before going bed, I was excited to discover that I'd won it for significantly less than my maximum bid. My rivals must have been distracted by something on the TV.
On Monday after the first Wii Fit session of the week I wrapped up the weekend eBay sales before joining Jon in the kitchen for fruit & yogurt. After breakfast Jon whizzed the parcels round to the Post Office. My Superdrug order arrived with our friendly MyHermes driver and we had a chat on the doorstep before I unpacked the parcel, giving the contents a wipe over before putting everything away.
After our noodles Jon tucked himself away in the music room for the afternoon while I made myself a pair of wrist warmers/beer mittens with the rest of the charity shopped rainbow Aran wool in double crochet! I would have given them a trial run with a walk around the block but it was pissing down and Jon was in a creative world of his own.
Wool and hooks packed away, I took myself off upstairs for some self-care. Meanwhile Jon prepared halloumi, roasted vegetables and potato lattices for tea remembering to take some bread out of the freezer for our sandwiches - it's National Trust day tomorrow, the highlight of our week.
Stay safe and see you soon!