I started off very slowly, due in no small part to the amount of wine consumed on Friday evening. It was a beautiful day, I can't believe that summer is lasting so long, with every good day I think 'this is the last day of summer' and then the next day dawns and still the weather is warm and sunny, but it really can't last much longer, it's the 20th September for heavens sake, the trees have already accepted that autumn is coming and the horse chestnuts are hurling conkers onto the ground (you have to walk under them at speed so as not to get thumped on the head) all too soon we'll be wearing jeans and boots and needing to take an umbrella everywhere.
Saturday was set to be quiet and so it was, Ben disappeared midmorning to a friends house prior to going to MoviePark for another friend's birthday and then Linus (nextdoor's son) had his birthday guests turn up - 10 or so 5 year old boys who ran around, yelling at the top of their voices, I was delighted to get an invitation to an impromptu bbq at Rebecca's which meant we could leave our noisy house!
And what bliss, to sit in the garden drinking Pimms (and then later wine) whilst the children played happily together, Sam cooked dinner & we debated the choices on his 40th birthday playlist - it's good, but with serious omissions - no Kylie, Madonna, Wham or Bros...but then it's his birthday so he gets the final say (although next Saturday it will be very tempting to take my iphone along with its poppier playlist & then if/when we get cheesed off with his just switch his ipod for my iphone...could be amusing, to see how long it takes for him to notice!)
So what was going to be a quiet Saturday turned into a late, alcohol fuelled evening, but it was lovely to be able to take advantage of the indian summer weather, long may it last!