Wonderful Wednesday Sixty One

wonderful wednesday sixty oneFrantically scribbling this on a scrap of paper during my lunch break because I sort of a little bit completely forgot about it. I was too busy trying to eke every tiny moment of basking potential out of this midday hour. So frantically scribbling yes…whilst flopped in the garden and rocking a SULA situation. Don’t feel too bad for me.

This weekly bimble has been a particularly lovely one so shall we crack on? Caution: there was a lot of wine. And some gin.

The Perfect Cup of Tea Before we get to the gin shall we discuss the merits of the perfect cup of tea. Its particular qualities are hard to define but we all know what makes our own particular tea perfection. I’m not opening the can of universal tea perfection again, yeesh. BUT when you get a perfect colour and temperature FOR YOU, in the right mug and with the right biscuit accompaniment (milk chocolate hobnob  – I’m all about the controversy), it’s just….ach.

My Little Family We spent Easter Sunday evening huddled around the table, full of roast dinner, playing Articulate, drinking wine and properly belly laughing together. They are far too few and somewhat unconventional but that little family of mine are bloody brilliant, spaniels and step girls and all.

M&S Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns I salivate at the mere thought of them. They are just ridiculous. Get some. Put them all in your face at once.wonderful wednesday sixty oneSunshine and Wine I do not feel old enough to have friends of TWENTY TWO YEARS. No, stop it you. I really am.  A couple of them were home in the shire this weekend so we caught up over wine in the Spring sunshine with one hell of a view. The wine and the sunshine would have been enough. Sharing it with two people who know every little dark bit of your history – like the time before the braces and dun dun duuuuuuuun….The Perm-was all kinds of spectacular.

Bank Holiday Cliches I sat in a beer garden, went for an aimless walk, cleaned the kitchen cupboards, did a bit of gardening and ate my body weight in sweets and chocolate.  I think I ticked every cliché off the British Bank Holiday list and it was glorious.

Middle Aged Dogs, New Tricks It’s so nice to have time to kill with those fur faces and they are so excited when they learn something new. We now turn left AND right people. And Pete can knit you a snood if you ask him really nicely, payment in gravy bones and hotdog sausage please and thank you.wonderful wednesday sixty oneThe Gin I harped on about it a lot last week and I have a post coming up on it so I’ll just say that the Gin festival was ruddy bloody brilliant and leave it at that.

And that’s your lot, I’m off back to work. How’s your week?? Did you have a wonderful Easter?

SallyKate, Helen, JoCatEmma, Sam, Laura, LynseyKerriPeta Sarah, ElJasmin, Debbie, Katie  and Mimmi are all also full of the cheer. >> If you’re in the gang and I’ve missed you off, please please let me know! There are so many now I lose track! 

Let me know if you decide to join in, there’s a hashtag and everything #wonderfulwednesday 

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Wonderful Wednesday Sixty
  • OMG haven’t had a chocolate hobnob for ages, we’re not allowed them cos we end up eating the entire packet in one sitting 🙁 Simon’s in charge of tea making in our house cos he’s northern and has decided that as I’m southern I’m clueless when it comes to making the brew!

    We ALMOST got the chocolate orange hot cross buns but switched them for choc fudge at the last minute .. I kinda regret it now!

    Glad you had a lovely Easter weekend, ours was full of cliches too and we’re feeling very smug about how tidy our cupboards are!

  • Your bank holiday sounds perfect! Glad you had such a lovely time with the famalam!

    THEM CHOCOLATE ORANGE HOT CROSS BUNS. my oh my. The thing of dreams. That view from the first picture as well! Stunning.

    Enjoy the rest of your week xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

  • I would like to join in next week please 🙂 choccie hobnobs do it for me with a good cup of tea!

  • That’s a lot of merriment.

    Turn left and turn right are essential doggy skills to have. We have spin and twist, we’re still working on twist. At the moment we are working on “get it” so I can point at things for Moxster to bring me haha!

    As well as all the usually puppy stuff, like the responsible dog owner I am. But tricks are a fun addition and something to do with dinner in the evening.

  • Oh those clever dogs of yours! Left and right is a pretty cool skill to have! The perfect cup of tea really is everything. It sounds like you had such a lovely bank holiday and did all of the necessary bank holiday activities.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend lovely,
    Peta xx

  • I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last visited Michelle, life has been hectic with me! The gin festival sounded great, and I love the sound of your Easter weekend – good food, good company and board games – sorted! Loved reading about new doggy tricks too; clever pups! I’m going through a big puppy phase at the moment where I point out every dog I see while out and just exclaim, “Look at that cute little biscuit!” so the more happy dog news the better. Those hot cross buns do sound delicious too, chocolate and orange is just the best combination. – Tasha