Sunday, June 30, 2013

(Mid) Summer in the City

This weekend has been a long time coming.  Life's pace has been frenetic for most of June, so to look in the diary and find a tonne of gaps was delightful.  There's been a lot of napping, reading, chatting....the best kind of set up for the final surge of the summer term.  Summer break is a mere 7-and-a-half days away, and I feel ready - in my self, my soul, my spirit, my body - for a change.  Time to relax a little, regroup, remember the little things, the moments, the givings that make life tick over more sweetly.

Last night I made the effort to actually don clothing other than pyjamas (stay classy, Thornley) because Matthew and I had a double date with one of our favourite couples, Rory and Eileen.  I'd caught up with Eileen midweek, but this was the first time we'd seen both of them since their gorgeous wedding in Vienna at the start of the month.  Eileen had noticed that Rekorderlig cider was doing a Swedish Midsummer house in Victoria Park, a hop, skip and jump from home, so we got tickets and headed over for an evening of catching up, (very sweet) cider and sausages.  Luckily the weather played ball, and the evening was warm and delicious.

Geese and goslings by the water. Aren't they cute?

Me and my handsome fiancé.

The newlyweds.

I love summer evening light :)

All about the posing ;)

Such a fab, lowkey evening.  After the Midsummer House we headed to a nearby pub for drinks (water for me after all that sugar!) and jumped into minicabs to get home.  Once there, Shona, Matthew and I continued our bonanza of late night movies by watching the tailend of Die Hard With a Vengeance.  I have to watch the Die Hard movies whenever I come across them on TV.  It's a rule.

By the way, I noticed as I headed to post this that this is my 1,500th post.  Thank you so much to all of you who read, comment, and giggle along as I write about my silly, fun little life.  I love having this blog to record, ponder, and chat, and you all make that even more fun.


  1. I've been spending a lot of time chilling in my PJs, too. Not much blogging, either. Till now. I wanted to tell you that I got the Linky going on my Things I Learned In June post. I am hoping you'll want to play along.

  2. Woot! Happy post-i-versary! It's a little to warm here - 97.


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