Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Birthday/Retirement!

Had a lovely relaxing time at ma & pa's with Adam this weekend. It was mum's birthday on Friday, followed by her retirement party on the Saturday & glorious sunshine today, so it was busy busy but great fun too.

After a rather hectic week at work I met Adam at Euston. Seeing as I got there a bit early I headed to m&s & got some flowers for mum & a mini bottle of red wine for us on the journey! How civilised! When we arrived dad & uncle Colin picked us up while mum & aunty Sue waited at home for our Indian takeaway to be delivered. When we sat down to eat it took me back to living in Bommasandra where they couldn't ever get the quantities right. We only got 2 of our 4 chapatis & about 15 popadoms to share amongst 6 of us!

Saturday was spent getting ready for mum's retirement party (only 6 more work wakeups to go I think!). Adam & I spent most of our time chopping fruit for the Pimms which was a huge success. I ended up polishing it off with a straw later on that night when we couldn't get any more out to serve, classy bird! It was really nice to see some of my old teachers & catch up with them as we all sat in the garden hoping the rain would stay away. Thankfully it did & the only time we got wet was in the hot tub later on. There were 7 of us in a 6 seater & 2 of them hadn't brought swimsuits so ended up getting in in their clothes! It was such a random but hilarious night. Teachers sure know how to live it up!

This morning we were all woken up earlier than we'd hoped thanks to a leak in the bathroom ceiling. It was a bit annoying at first but when I realized how gorgeous the weather was it didn't matter so much. Adam & I went to the local park to soak up the sun on the swings & had a sherbert fountain which was ace. Not done that in years!

After lunch we went for a walk along the canal & soaked up some more rays (maybe too many looking at my pink back!). We felt very guilty every time a duck spotted us & swam over all excited expecting bread but we'd forgotten to bring any, yoink! Our lovely Sunday walk was followed by a trip to the local pub before heading to the station to get the train home.

Yay for weekends at home with the rents & Adam. Shame it's back to the grindstone tomorrow. Boo!


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