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?


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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!



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