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This Week #35

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Life This Week

The weather was so amazing on Sunday - Marianna and I went to my mum's for a barbecue. We plastered Marianna in suncream, including all over her scalp because she wouldn't keep a hat on, and by the end of the afternoon was crawling around the garden in nothing but her birthday suit. The things you can get away with at 16 months, eh?

Monday I had a pre-scrutiny meeting then Anthony had a job interview (no luck, sadly) in the afternoon. I lay down for ten minutes before I had to wake Marianna from her nap and take her to my mum's so I could go to a community council group meeting - and woke up after it had finished! Tuesday was the usual day of household stuff, food shopping, and then I had a committee meeting for one of the school governor boards I'm on. Marianna was being super cute, if stubborn, and responding to all questions about bath, bed, and teeth brushing with 'oh, no'.

I was back with a couple of other governors for most of Wednesday, chairing a disciplinary hearing, then Thursday was Healthier Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Labour Group and a board meeting at Llantarnam Grange. Friday, we went to feed the ducks, Marianna learned to say 'chicken', and I began the task of clearing my work inbox. (Keyword = 'began'.)

Finally, on Saturday I wrote a bunch of blog posts to go live over the next couple of weeks, and faffed about with supposedly simple bits of code which ended up taking hours...

Photo of the Week

Marianna in the garden
Hannah took this one last Sunday - I think it's just beautiful!

This Week, I 'ave Been Mostly...

☆ READING: Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome. I love JKJ and have read this so many times, but I'm always up for another re-read.

☆ WRITING: A letter to my teenage self.

☆ WATCHING: Hot Tub Time Machine. Again. It still cracks me up though.

☆ LISTENING: Para Yok by Murat Boz. I've loved this song for years - it's so catchy, and it kind of sums up my usual financial situation! :D

"┼×ans yok cepte para yok 
ev araba yok, yok Allah yok. "
(No luck; no money; no car; no, my God, no.)

☆ WEARING: Annoying tights. Is it just me who buys new tights only to find the elastic is rubbish?? I spent the whole day on Thursday trying to discreetly hitch them up.

☆ EATING: Blueberry muffins.

On the Blog

I created a master post for all of these weekly updates, to help me keep track of which quotes I've used, and to generally make looking back nostalgically easier. I also posted my university revision notes on my favourite King, Edward II.

On Wednesday I posted scans of a My Guy magazine from 1978, and the first signs of all last week's scanning appeared on Saturday, with scans of the 1985 Sindy doll booklets. The theme for Friday Frivolity was Friday 13th, so I went the horror film route and found some funny Sadako / Samara memes - you have until tonight to link up, so check it out HERE.


  1. That photo is just too cute! The thought of blueberry muffins is making me drool!
    Happy Sunday!


    1. Isn't it? I wish mine would come out like that! :)

  2. Love these weekly updates and what an absolutely gorgeous picture! xx #KCACOLS

  3. I thought it was just me with the tights rage haha! I have found the only ones suitable for containing my (sizeable) booty and staying up round my armpits where I like them (think Simon Cowell wearing tights) are M&S shapewear ones in the biggest size I can find. Seriously, I'm some sort of tights fiend. I swear I've tested every brand going and found them lacking. :')

    1. I'm definitely going to have to try them out! I can't remember where I got the lot before this one from, but they were good. Sadly they have finally given up the fight and had to be binned... x

  4. Phew, busy week. I totally hear you about the tights! #KCACOLS

  5. That is a busy week! I sounds like you needed that nap! I know exactly what you mean about 16 month olds.... H is 17 months and similar :-)
    Thanks for sharing on #KCACOLS hope you can link with Franca on Sunday too x

    1. She's just so exhausting at the moment - everything has to be done 'NOW!' lol. x

  6. Should have said what a cute photo!!!! :D

  7. Cute photo - and I can just hear her saying Oh No too :) Sounds a busy week, and I reckon you must have needed that sleep. Thanks for linking up to #PoCoLo

    1. Thank you! :3 Hehe, yeah, I was out like a light! x


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