Thursday 1 June 2017

May Happenings, June Plans

Well, this is gonna be a bit of a quiet re-cap of the month to be fair, as I've spent most of my free time this last month either gardening or stressing about politics (sometimes both at the same time!)

Little madam has got really into gardening recently,... and unfortunately since she a) can't be trusted with tools or,.. well,.. anything, and b) demands constant attention, it means I've been doing a lot of gardening too! To be far, it REALLY needed doing, 'twas beginning to look a bit like a jungle out there! 

There's still plenty of work to be done - but I guess that's the way with these things - but it's looking SO much better and hopefully it won't take much more of the heavy work before it's looking grand and we can just enjoy it for the rest of the summer! 

Oh yes, and then the politics.  I've been relatively quiet on twitter I think about my thoughts on the upcoming election but those in 'real life' will have barely heard me shut up about it (no matter how much they want me to). I just,... I think we have a really good opportunity here, for the first time in a long time, to decide to make things better. I really hope we do.

So, we haven't got up to a whole lot for the most part to be fair. Weekends have been spent weeding, or obsessing over the slightest shifts in polls before admonishing myself for getting over optimistic. 

That being said, the Mr and I did manage to escape for a couple of days over the last weekend to the wonderful city of Dublin! 

The kiddos were away for a couple of days so we thought we'd take advantage and nip away for a day or two! It's a great city and we had a lovely time - we're hoping to take the youngsters next year so it was nice to be able to get a few of the things done that wouldn't appeal to them (they're smart kids who love to learn but imagine their interest in the 1916 Easter Uprising, for example, is quite limited).

The plan is to get a couple of posts up about our time away over the next few weeks - but then blog plans generally haven't been going too well so far this year! Maybe when the garden's done I can get my blog on amongst the flowers...

As a good incentive, I'm off to Icelolly's Blog At The Beach event in a few days which I'm really looking forward to. I haven't been to a blog event in forever and this should be a corker! 

At the end of the month we have booked one of the Go Leicestershire: Stay, Play, Explore trips - it's a great little deal that we've done a few times before now, though not for a couple of years. A set price gets you a nights hotel stay for a family of four (with breakfast) plus entry to a number of local attractions - stuff ranging from zoo entry to visiting the National Space Centre. We've not necessarily pinned down our chosen attractions yet but should find fun things to do for everyone! 

What have you got planned for the upcoming month? 

(PS That's not actually my garden in the pictures - but hopefully mine will look like that soon!)

(PPS Don't forget to vote!)


  1. Aww, politics. I wish people would be mature and polite enough to combat ideas not people. I try to avoid looking on social media when it comes to politics because I get so annoyed with the things said. In a perfect world, someone would say: "I will vote X because the X party has the same ideology with me and I agree with their manifesto." But no, it has to be a lot of swearing. Sad, very sad. Anyway, that's it.

    You have lovely plans this month. x

    1. I know exactly what you mean! Especially when the information used to attack individuals is incorrect, misinterpreted, or just plain old made up!

  2. I've got as far as going to the new local garden centre this morning and buying some plants... Need to plant them now! :D

    I've got 3 concerts this month (have already been to the 1) ad my birthday, but that's it.

    1. Wow, that sounds like a fun month! I can't remember the last time I went to a concert - hope they're all good! And Happy Birthday ! x

  3. I feel like I've had a similar month Kel, especially when it comes to politics. I'm someone whose always been interested in it, and have been active on social media and in conversation with friends but I know that for a lot of people, myself included, it's meant some hand on head moments during debates, speeches and even while browsing social media - so I feel your pain! Glad to hear you've been able to do some gardening though, and your trip at the end of the month sounds like fun too! - Tasha

    1. It's exhausting, isn't it!
      (I wasn't talking about the gardening but the same could be said of that too actually!)


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