The weather had reverted back to the usual dismal, cold and gloomy Spring we're more used to when I got up on Thursday morning. Thanks so much for the Never-had-a wedding anniversary wishes, the amazing virtual card (Catmac!) and many congratulations to Mary (30 years), Martha & Carole R (31 years on 2nd May), too!
After my Wii Fit workout, I swept the rugs in the lounge and wrapped my eBay sales. After breakfast, Jon did the post office run a day early and called into the supermarket before popping round to Tony's for a coffee in the garden. I tidied the spare room, putting my bikini tops back in the summer suitcase and kicking it back beneath the bed, then and caught up with blogland.
A first outing for the unworn £8 1960s embroidered kaftan I'd won on eBay last week and had spent Friday morning altering. It's made from that deliciously thick Indian homespun cotton (Gandhi's cloth!) and combined with my bodysuit, Cheryl's vintage leather jerkin, 80 denier tights and lace-up boots it was lovely and cosy - what a difference to the bikini top and factor 30 I'd worn the previous day.
We had a potato, cheese and onion roll for lunch and while Jon played around with Gilbert in the cold, I stayed indoors and embroidered another couple of craftivism banners.
I'd found someone selling crowns of Victoria rhubarb on Facebook and messaged her asking if I could buy a couple from her. It turned out that she lived near Liz & Al (and was also a member of the litter volunteers) so we arranged to call round tomorrow before visiting Liz & Al. On the subject of gardening, my Dahlias have sprouted, I can't wait to watch Gardener's World on Friday and see how Monty's are doing.
Tea was a vintage cheddar cheese quiche with salad. Later I cracked on with some crochet. Gill, who I regularly chat to on Facebook, had mentioned a new series of Italian thriller series Thou Shalt Not Kill but when we investigated further I realised that we'd only watched a couple of episodes before abandoning it as we weren't keen so stuck with what we liked and watched Waking The Dead instead.
On Friday morning after I'd seen to the lads, I booked a National Trust visit - the first since the instruction to stay local was introduced back in December. The garden we're visiting is only 45 minutes down the road but it already feels like an epic adventure. I did my final Wii Fit workout of the week, misted the plants and had breakfast with Jon.
Being atheists we don't do Easter and the only time you'll ever hear me exclaim He has risen! is when Jon gets out of bed before 8.30am. I do love the dapper rabbit on the delightfully daft Aldi advert who dances around to the 1967 Latin boogaloo tune, I Like It Like That by Pete Rodriguez so we decided we needed to recreate it in our own inimitable way.