Living for the weekend...

 I can't believe it's Thursday already, I intended to get this blog written on Monday or Tuesday but time has just got away from and I just haven't had a chance to put pen to paper or rather in this case fingers to keyboard. It's been a fractious week but no need to bore you with the details, suffice to say I'm good to go now and ready to write.

I had a very fun filled weekend last weekend. No matter what I feel like I very rarely let it slow me down or infringe on my daily life, I really can't bare missing a minute. 

Friday I invited Chris on a date, I sent him an emailed invitation, not terribly romantic I suppose but something different from the normal routine of daily life. He accepted, which meant I had to come up with some ideas (I hadn't really thought that far ahead.). Both our sons were out for the weekend (that's the beauty of owning older children, 18 and 20 years olds look after themselves as fully fledged adults. One was away all weekend in Nottingham with friends and one was at a work do.) So Friday night was date night for us, We settled on a nice Chinese restaurant in Witham as neither one of us was feeling the London vibe by the time the evening came round.

I chose this outfit mainly due the the stretchiness of this skirt, I absolutely love it. Its perfect for eating out in, helpfully expanding when my bag fills, which unfortunately is all the time but more so during eating (I believe its unusual for a colostomy to be going 24/7, I was lead to believe it would be a once or twice a day thing before I had the op done, sadly no one remembered to inform my body of that. ;) )

 Top from The White Company, Skirt from Marks and Spencer and boots from Russell and Bromley.

Top from The White Company, Skirt from Marks and Spencer and boots from Russell and Bromley.

Saturday morning dog walks are the best. Although this one was an experiment to meet up with friends as my dog is to say the least a tad on the highly strung side. But she did very well and only screamed at them a couple of times.

 Shirt from Abercrombie and Fitch, Jeans from Dorothy Perkins, Gilet from Jack Wills, Boots from Le Chameau.

Shirt from Abercrombie and Fitch, Jeans from Dorothy Perkins, Gilet from Jack Wills, Boots from Le Chameau.

Chris and I recently joined the National Trust (I know  I know, it sounds like the sort of thing pensioners do, but don't knock it till you try it.) It gets us out of the house, we get to look round stately homes and we always always sample the cakes in the tea rooms, I can only see wins here people! 

Anyway Sunday I packed a picnic for us, just something small as I didn't plan it and didn't have any form of picnic food in. But you don't have to go overboard to enjoy it. There are some real advantages with autumn/winter picnics, no risk of sunburn for one and two - no wasps and stinging creatures. Much as I love summer al fresco eating I am always stung or eaten alive by insects.

It really was a lovely day to top a really good weekend, making use of every second, more important than ever when the clocks go back.

 Shawl from Whistles, Top from Ralph Lauren, Jeans from Dorothy Perkins, boots from Barbour

Shawl from Whistles, Top from Ralph Lauren, Jeans from Dorothy Perkins, boots from Barbour