A blink and you’ll miss it visit…

So I’m just back from dropping the always gorgeous Nai (a.k.a Mlle Wilson in the confines of this blog) off at the train station. She gave me a call earlier this week and decided a visit was long overdue, so I was delighted when she swept into town at teatime yesterday.

We had a right girly catch up. We listened to music – Nai has some of the coolest taste in music I know, but what I adore about her is her true love for what I can only call guilty pleasure music (a love which I share). Cue much busting out of Whitney, Bon Jovi, Huey Lewis…. I love my cool and hip stuff, but there’s a seam of cheese somewhere in my soul that just loves these tunes…. We ate snacks and drank wine and quoted Dylan Moran and Mean Girls and song lyrics. We talked about fashion and shopping and clothes and boys, boys, boys. We went for a truly bad meal (worst fish and chips I’ve had this century. Gruuuugk.), then came home and drank peppermint tea. Then we sat in our PJs all this morning and chatted some more, then went shopping (not in our pyjamas). It was ace.

Apart from that, it’s kind of been housewife central around here. My flat is genuinely tidy (it’s quite unnerving, really). All my thank you notes are sent. My cupboards are stocked. When I open my wardrobe, there are loads of clean, laundered, ironed clothes. The spring clean has been well and truly done. I’ve also been reading a fair bit (trying to make a dent in the reading list) and re-embracing the gym (trying to make a dent in myself).

As for the weather, it is actually gorgeous here, again. My little village does spring very well – our drive is bordered on either side with oodles of daffodils and buttercups, there are bunnies bouncing in the paddock, and to my eternal glee there were two ducks waddling down the path yesterday evening. I love ducks. The days are sunny and there’s only the slightest breeze in the air (meaning I’m embracing the strange world of not requiring a coat and some gloves and a scarf and a hat and an umbrella every time I leave the house), and the birds are all singing and chirping, and full of the proverbial joys of spring. The nights are reminding us that we’re not quite clear of winter yet, though, with temps heading down to the freezing mark. I’m quite happy to pile on an extra blanket though, if the days are so bonny.

Back to the gym for me now (woo, aerobics!) and then a funfilled weekend ahead – Morecambe tomorrow with the gorgeous Tigger (we are staying in a hotel! I LOVE hotels (my family are camping folk. Hotels are a strange and exotic phenomena for me!)), then househunting on Saturday (not for me!) and going through to Liverpool for dinner with the gorgeousness that is Amanda and Sheli (and maybe other folk? I’m hazy on the details, but very excited!), then a late night drive home before going to London to be part of our Joinee Marathon Cheer Squad (big shout out to Steve – you go, boy!). Huzzah!

Then on Monday I have to get ready for the start of the summer term…

Oh my.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!



  1. mermaid musings
    10th April 2008 / 6:00 pm

    Great to read of your busyness and fun times, LOLKeep enjoying life!!!

  2. Sparkling Red
    10th April 2008 / 6:20 pm

    Three cheers for cheesey music! Especially 80’s music. I revel in it.Ducks are great. Pretty soon it’ll be warm enough here for me to pay a visit to the nearest park where ducks nest. And then… duckling season! Yay!

  3. JLee
    10th April 2008 / 8:28 pm

    I love the way you describe the village. It sounds wonderful! I too love hotels (well, most of the time. haha) Have a fantastic weekend.

  4. daisies
    10th April 2008 / 10:26 pm

    have a beautiful weekend, it sounds so lovely there and that makes me smile 🙂 glad you had a wonderful visit with your friend! xo

  5. Cheryl
    11th April 2008 / 12:26 am

    happy spring…and weekend.

  6. Anonymous
    11th April 2008 / 3:42 am

    sounds like you had a lovely time with your friend and more fun times on the way!~ruby

  7. Miss Ash
    11th April 2008 / 5:05 am

    I love girly weekends, tea, wine, chatting, laughing, pedicures, jammies and everything that comes with such fun!!

  8. Anonymous
    11th April 2008 / 9:45 am

    Yay! you dedicated a bit of your blog to lil ol’ me!! woo hoo!! and am expecting a guilty pleasures mix tape some time soon hahahahaaaa. Thanks for the most ace few days hon, you did me the world of good – now have a cold tho – waiting for RUBBISH FIRSTBUS for half an hour don’t get me started… Went home ate carbonara and watched some Audrey, always good for the soul. HAve a wicked trip around and about, and if there is trampoline bouncing to be done, call me first ok? oodles of love, Mlle Wilson (hee!)

  9. Diane Mandy
    11th April 2008 / 12:08 pm

    quality girl time– oh how I miss that!

  10. Sacred Suzie
    11th April 2008 / 12:19 pm

    Your life always sounds so interesting and fun and full of amazing people. You are so lucky!

  11. Riot Kitty
    12th April 2008 / 4:20 pm

    JLee is right – it DOES sound wonderful! But we have a couple of days of sunshine here, so I should make myself content, right? (Ha!)

  12. Frankie
    13th April 2008 / 11:50 am

    Ahhh, your post is giving me spring fever! :). I’m so glad you had such a lovely time with your friend. Sometimes talking over tea in your PJs is just the best thing you could possibly do.And I am a BIG cheesy music person as well ;).Thanks for the joy! xoxox

  13. angel, jr.
    15th April 2008 / 6:21 pm

    I am not sure if my original comment went through–I need to make a list and I also need to keep track of any accomplishments.

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