So us over here on our little island of the United Kingdom had one of the wettest weekends in history. Just lovely. Do the weather gods not know it’s meant to be July? As in summer. As in, no rain and lots of sun?
There were some vague plans for my weekend. I wanted to get the garden sorted and looked semi presentable ready for my annual BBQ this coming weekend. Or as it’s also known, the day we all eat far beyond our ability. Thanks to the rain I didn’t get he lawn done nor clean up the patio. Though, this sodding awful weather’s likely to continue for a while, so I might not even get to cook various meats over charcoal on the weekend.
Prepared for the inevitableTried to get prepared for the weather and bought myself my first pair of wellies in years. I honestly can’t remember wearing wellies. I remember seeing photos of me in Rainbow Brite wellies. But those are just distant memories. I am now the owner of a pair of ridiculously expensive, but surprisingly comfy, Hunters wellies. Bring on the rain!
Apart from bemoaning the weather, I made an effort to get productive. Finally had some time to work on my website. Though I learnt a valuable lesson. See, I’ve been struggling with one part of my website and I’ve just realised what it was. The theme. It’s purpose is to sell my web design services. The colour scheme is set. But it had no theme! I’ve now shoehorned a theme in. I’m not sure it works, but I can’t sit on my hands and wait for one to come to me. I need to get moving with it!
Saturday afternoon I went out to my local Dogs Trust to do some dog walking. I haven’t been in a while, but need to get back into the routine. See, this is the reason I made a rash decision with buying some expensive wellies. I was sure the weather was going to turn. The first time I did dog walking it was so wet, my feet were squelching in my trainers within 15 minutes. 2 hours later, it wasn’t a nice feeling. This time… I would be ready.
Except, I didn’t need them. Thank you English weather!
I did walk a couple of lovely dogs. One dog in particular really tugged at my heartstrings. A beautiful little dog called Lily. I just wanted to bundle her into my car and take her home. So cute!
It’s the little things…
Saturday had another reason to be exciting and fun-filled. I made sweet popcorn! Home made sweet popcorn. Well, sweet and salty (my preferred flavour). I just didn’t think it was that easy to make sweet popcorn without a popcorn maker. Turns out it is. The popcorn was needed. I was sitting down to watch We Need to Talk About Kevin and I had a feeling I’d need something to crunch on to make my way through that one.
Sunday was a wash out. But I had plans. Morning, got all the chores out-of-the-way and made sure I had an early lunch. Settled onto the sofa from 1:30pm. I was ready for the Wimbledon mens’ final. Andy Murray vs. Roger Federer. It was an excellent match to watch. Much more exciting than I was anticipating. I’m usually bored by Federer’s matches as he’s just too clinical and rarely shows much passion.
Poor Murray. He had the hopes of a nation riding on him. A lot of people seem to forget that, yes, he’s not won a grand slam yet. BUT he is ranked world #4! That is not to be sniffed at!
The weather conspired to stop me from watching the tennis. It rained so hard at one point that my Sky reception was knocked out! Only for a few minutes, thankfully.
Really enjoyed the match and I was gutted that Murray just couldn’t keep fighting back. And yes, I did have tears in my eyes when Murray was speaking his final speech. I defy any human being to not.
Getting in the blogs… on a Monday morning
I’ve spent a little bit of my Monday catching up on all the blogs. Makes slipping into the working week a lot easier. Here’s a round-up of what I’ve read:
- Scott’s Weekend Round-Up
- Ruth’s Review of The Amazing Spider-Man
- Movies that everyone should see – Office Space
- Morgan’s Favourite Films: Batman Begins
- Recipe for Blackberry Gin Fizz (I believe I need to try this!)
- Brik takes a look at Justified season 2
- What is there were no movies? What would we be doing?
So how were your weekends? Hope they were a tad more exciting than mine was!