Monday 3 February 2014

This Weekend at the Duckpond

We have mostly been...

 Laughing - along with Andrew and friends C, M and G at Russell Kane's hilariously funny stand up show in Frome on Friday night. He's still got several months left of his tour so if you get a chance, it's well worth seeing!

Russell Kane Smallness Tour

Admiring - the view from level 6 of the Bristol Royal Infirmary whilst visiting Andrew's dad. I think it's the first time we've been there and it's been a nice clear view.

View of Bristol from Level 6 of the Bristol Royal Infirmary

Wandering - around Bristol inbetween visiting the hospital. I popped into Primark to pick up some socks and tights and then went round to Fabricland to search out some upholstery-style fabric to re-cover a chair and chest. We also took a wander up and down Bristol's famous Christmas Steps.

Christmas Steps Bristol

Celebrating - my sister-in-law's birthday on Saturday. She opened her presents whilst in hospital and then in the evening we shared a Chinese takeaway and played a couple of board games. I don't think opening presents in hospital is exactly how she wanted to spend her day but it was still all good fun.

Baking - two cakes; an Apricot sponge for my sister-in-law and a Lemony Lemonade Cake for a haribo-loving friend at work.



What did you get up to this weekend?


  1. I've never heard of the Christmas steps before; they sound intriguing! Lemony lemonade cake sounds delicious (although I'd have to forgo the Haribo, because of the gelatine). I had a wonderful weekend, having only just returned from a break with T plus 8 of our best friends on the Isle of Wight. It was delightful :) xxx

    1. That sounds like a lovely weekend! You did really well to get there and back to the Isle of Wight what with the horrendous weather at the moment!
      Christmas Steps date back to the 1600s although no-one's exactly sure why they're called that - it was quite a nice little sojourn in between visiting hours at the hospital. :-) xxx

  2. I haven't heard of the Christmas steps either but they look rather lovely! I really hope Andrew's dad will be okay soon and be able to go home. And that cake must have made your sister-in-law's birthday in the hospital a bit better! ;)

    1. Thanks Saskia! He's getting better slowly, the doctors have just let him start drinking a couple of small glasses of water a day but I think he'll be in hospital a few more weeks at least. My sister-in-law was quite pleased with her cake - although we did have to have quite large pieces as it was only being shared between 3 of us! :-) x

  3. Those cakes look awesome! Did you manage to find any suitable fabric in Fabricland?

    Jen |

    1. Yep, we did in the end; we were looking for nice-coloured/patterned upholstery fabric to re-cover an old chair and chest that belonged to my great auntie. We managed to get some that kind of reminds me of harlequin-style patterns - it probably sounds a bit weird but I think it'll look okay. When the weather's better (ha!) and I can get out and clean the furniture before reparing it, I'll do a blog post about it. :-) x


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