Monday, 30 March 2015

This Weekend at the Duckpond

We have mostly been...


Getting - a bit of a trim. The last time I had my hair cut was the week before I broke my ankle, back in September and it's become a bit straggly and flat since then. I kept meaning to get it done but hadn't got round to it and then I found out a couple of days ago I'd been given an interview for a job I'd applied for (Wednesday morning, it's a similar role but the next grade up in a different department at the same workplace) so I thought I'd better try and get it smartened up a bit.
 
 
Stuck - in traffic queues in and around Bridgwater, on our way to Minehead to see the Spring Steam Gala at the West Somerset Railway. I knew Bridgwater had ongoing roadworks but we naively assumed they wouldn't be that bad. 45 minutes later in a queue that hadn't really moved much, Andrew did a three point turn and we headed to Minehead via Taunton instead. I did spot these lovely blossom trees while we were waiting though!
 
Blossom trees in Bridgwater
 


Enjoying - the steam engines in Minehead, once we finally arrived!
 
West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala

West Somerset Railway Minehead turntable
 
 
Meeting - up with both sets of parents for a meal on Saturday evening. All the family go to Minehead each year to see the trains and we all usually end up at Wetherspoons in the evening for food and a chat.
 
 
Baking - a cake to take out with us on Saturday. I went for a Pear and Almond Pudding Cake - quick and simple and also easily transportable!
 
Pear and Almond Pudding Cake
 
 
Repairing - a fence panel which had blown over in the wind and rain yesterday morning. It was pretty rotten weather all day long so it was definitely a day for doing jobs in the house rather than outside.
 
 
Collecting - a few books from the library; a couple of reserved ones, some extras that were just lying around waiting for me to pick them up and a map of Anglesey for our Easter holiday (not that we really need one, this'll be the 29th year in a row I've been up there for Easter).
 
Library books
 

 
What did you get up to at the weekend?

6 comments:

  1. Steam trains!! Chuu chuu! Don't mind me getting far too excited through your photographs. And yey for blossom!

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  2. I'm off to Anglesey at the end of May for a photography workshop. It'll be my first visit though!

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  3. Yay, Minehead! My parents own a lovely rental house in Dunster, so we often make trips to Minehead throughout the year, its great!

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  4. Looks like a lovely weekend! I had two late nights over the weekend so had a wonderfully lazy Sunday to make up for it!

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  5. Steam trains = win. Hair trims = also a win, since I did that too!

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  6. It sounds like you had a very busy and fun weekend! And it included cake - I think every weekend should include cake! I went to see Cinderella on Friday night then met my mum for lunch on Saturday - it was a very lovely weekend!

    Good luck in your interview!

    x

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Thank you very much for all your lovely comments; I do have every intention of replying but sometimes life with a baby gets in the way...

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