When the water’s gone, we’ll drink the sand

I can’t start this post without mentioning my lovely new layout, courtesy of Gillian at Elevator Musik. Do you like it? She has just started up a blog design shop and did the whole design for £20.  I only paid on Friday night and she had it all done by this afternoon, how awesome is that? If you’re thinking of a redesign or even some minor tweaks I highly recommend.

This weekend has flown by so fast. I was on call last week with work which meant lots of work in the evenings and sleepless nights, so by the time Friday night rolled around I was about ready for PJs, a cold cider and an early night. We’ve been cooking lots of things from this month’s Olive magazine this week and I made homemade pizza with meatballs and mozzarella, which was amazing.

Yesterday morning we headed to my parents’ in Lee on Solent, where we stayed until Sunday morning. Saturday lunchtime was spent scoffing pizza and dough balls in Pizza Express in Port Solent. Port Solent has a cinema and shops but also has a marina, and is actually where Tom and I first met when arriving to take part in a sailing event at work, so it has fond memories for us. In the afternoon we all lolled on the sofa (Bodhi too!) and watched Charlie Wilson’s War and then Indiana Jones.  My Mum made homemade burgers for dinner and then we all retired to bed, stuffed full of food.

This morning I awoke to blue skies and sunshine, which felt pretty special! We took Bodhi for a walk along the beach, scavenging for driftwood and hag stones.

We came home to warm croissants with wild rose jam, and I spent some time enjoying my parents’ garden. It’s such a lovely place to be on a sunny day.

We then travelled back home and this afternoon has been spent pulling up weeds in the garden, writing letters and soaking in the bath. I have also been nosing around Etsy searching for wedding presents and treats to go in a package I’m preparing for another lovely blogger – would anyone be interested in an Etsy favourites post? I seem to have accrued quite a few!

On a final note, the beautiful Katy asked me to be part of her ‘Here’s how we wear’ series last week and she picked the theme of ‘Little black dresses’. If you head over to her blog you’ll see my outfit, and here is one that didn’t make the cut. Was nice to get all dressed up even though I didn’t have anywhere to take my LBD!

Hope you’ve all had lovely weekends,