pheweeeeee.... am sleeping lots.
The north sea air and the biting wind is swilling out every last ounce of drudge and instead renewing my lungs with that heady potion we all long for - the ease of "dropping off". I should bottle it and flog it on ebay to make a fast buck but to really savour it, you ought to get to the coast and try it for yourself.
Belle and I went to town today to get out of the way of my momma as she was teaching classes. I hated leaving the dog as he was in "eat stranger mode" today and with mums students coming in dribs and drabs, he had a lot of meat to contend with (ie barking like a rabid animal until he was told to "sharrup" for the millionth time). Anyway, I treated Ellie to lunch at our favourite seaside cafe (Higginsons on King Street, Bridlington) where it helps if you are over 60 to blend in with the crowd. They serve the BEST hand cut ham sammiches and not forgetting their fammus bacon butties. They serve a generous portion of 4 back rashers per breadcake and Ellie was in salty pig heaven. We also shared a cheese and tomato toasty too (the sea air gives you an explosive appetite and believe me, my appetite is pretty humongous at the best of times) which is now turning into lardy fat globules on my thighs **burp**.
After that, we only ventured into Boyes, a fab department store that is only seen in towns on the east of England (I think there is one in Bradford which is W. Yorkshire but still....its still east of Wigan!) You can NEVER go into Boyes and not be tempted by their fabulous offers. And Mark, you bought me two pairs of shoes today, ok? Both pairs for just £20 (Ive left Mark at home to decorate and titivate the house!) With my money I bought some beads to make Ellie's friend, Beth, a bracelet which I actually made tonight (pics to follow) and some toiletries which were practically at giveaway prices. If you are a Boyes fan, let me know...we can share the excitement together!
Tomorrow we are off to Beverley to spend the day with Caroline (some of you may know her as cannycrafter) and Im so excited. The dog is coming too; its going to be a reet grand affair. Ive just discovered on her blog that she has an outstanding ETSY shop....cor blimey Caroline, you are a wizz and also she is on the running for Scrapbook Apprentice (which I may add has absolutely nothing to do with me even though my picture appears on the logo) Still, im rooting for Caroline as her craftwork is superb.
Thats me, for today - in a nutty sized nutshell.
Going to luxuriate in some peaceful sleep (if the bloody dog will move over, the little sod is acting all "king of the castle-ish".... just because he is on his holidays too!).