It is so long since I had time to sit down and write, today is without exception. Therefore I am glad that I started this week in pictures series, as at least it keeps the routine of posting, even if it is only once a week. I sometimes think there will be nothing to post .. How ridiculous is that thought .. giggle.
Life is never dull here.
The first photo is of my rather regal peacocks, who we released from their eight week stay in the pen, getting accustomed to their new home, our garden. We let them out Friday evening, whilst we were cooking on the BBQ ... and they have not been seen since....
Salmon and a Sea Trout
Caught by the boys Friday afternoon...
on the BBQ Friday evening
Annie's Tea Rooms Ruthin
The football season has started and one of my favourite pastimes, apart from standing on the touchline cheering them on is... Breakfast at Annie's. .. It beats Tiffany's any day, freshly cooked free range eggs, local sausages and bacon, with mushrooms, beans, tomatoes and toast, made with homemade bread and a pot of coffee... Mmmmm. She also bakes the most amazing cakes and wonderful lunches..
Ruthin FC U14's
My boy is centre ..the tall blonde one
Murphy The Mascot...
A tiny sweet natured little dog,
ten years old, with only one kidney
ten years old, with only one kidney
Three Generations of the Johnston family
Harry my eldest boy turned sixteen this week, on Sunday we used this occasion as an excuse for a mini family gathering. I say mini as my husband has four sisters. This time we went out with the twins, their partners, my niece and my mother in law, who is like a silver haired Joan Collins and tres glam.
Great fun, family gatherings always are.
My Old Favourite Dolce and Gabanna Jacket..
Me and my babes.....
First day back at school
The boys returned to school, after ten weeks holiday... yup I am officially a saint. Armed with a bleach spray, large bin bags and a some pro plus pills... I launched an attack on their bedrooms... Every crevice and corner was cleaned and organised. .. I then started on my husbands clutter... Ten hours later upstairs had become an oasis of calm.....
The very next day the Chimney Sweep arrived, a rather arrogant dirty little man, who ripped out my fire and destroyed my Aga.. I hate him..I have been without a cooker all week, we are still waiting for new parts...
This is the mess he left me in, my poor Aga
Woodland and river in the village are stunning
So... I took a deep breath put on my wellies and walked the dogs to the village, also on a mission to find my Peacocks ...
I found them in the hedge opposite the house.. and fed them.
The old church St James's, Nantglyn..
For my birthday this summer, my husband bought me a gorgeous Roberto Cavalli biker jacket. It duels as a lethal weapon, you cannot see the detail here but the studs are heavy and pointed, they are fabulous.. but... if you fling the jacket on without care, the collar can flip back and hit you on the temple..
Causing great pain and almost knocking you unconscious.. I know as this is what happened to me this morning..
See I am holding the chair for balance.
What I wore ....#shouldcarryhealthwarning
Darren reading the menu..
wearing my London Retro Specs..
We went to Ty Gwyn Inn, Betwys Y Coed, a sixteenth Century Inn, lunch was amazing. In there was a group of American tourists, from California. They loved the place they appeared rather strange though as were all wearing numbers... I thought they had escaped from Port Merion.. "The Prisoner" but apparently that is what the tour guide had done to them ....."I am not a number"....
My Damson harvest is amazing this year
Finally, this morning the peacocks returned for breakfast so I am hoping that now they have found their way home, they will stay.
This morning, I am emotionally torn tomorrow my husband is leaving for a stag weekend..
This is worrying, as we all know that he is a slight alcoholic and its certainly not safe, even in his own environment and when drunk in strange places he tends to sleep walk.. I wish I had a hidden camera for that...
I have an overwhelming desire to party.. but, I have to remind myself that I am a single parent this weekend..
So I intend to enjoy the company of my boys
Maybe indulge in a couple of these....
......and enjoy lots of cuddles xx