Sunday, 28 November 2010

Scrap Your Day 9 of 12: the day

Another series to frantically catch up on before the year is out! Here's September's instalment:

I was on my annual weekend away with other women from my church on 25th September. First thing to do upon waking was to brew some coffee! Breakfast was a bowl of fruity bran flakes and some of the coffee:


I read my Bible passage for the day then a bit of my new Chalet School book; then someone let me know that they'd accidentally toasted too much fruit bread and it needed eating up...


(There was a lot of chatting throughout the day, naturally! I don't have photos to represent that, but take it as read!)

I managed to get a bit of a mobile phone signal by leaning out of the bedroom window.... Enough to speak briefly to The Doctor and pick up my emails, at least! And then I snacked on an apple before the morning Bible study.


We looked at the theme of blessings over the weekend, and spent some study time looking at various relevant passages.


Then it was time for another coffee, accompanied by one of the chocolates that seemed to be scattered all through the house! (I didn't realise till I looked at these pics just how much I ate that weekend!!) And then I flipped through a magazine or two:


A fairly light lunch of lentil and squash soup, roll and a bit of cheese and cold meat, and a couple of tiny pieces of cake (a cherry cake, and a kind of marshmallow tiffin):


I'd taken my laptop with me, so while I had no internet, I could edit my photos and get them up to date. I needed more coffee to stay awake all afternoon, though!


Then I read some more magazines and ate a couple of Minstrels, before doing a little on my MeTAV project.


I was on the rota to help prepare dinner. We'd all brought a sweet or savoury dish to share, but a few of us needed to make sure everything was heated through, finished off, dished up, etc! The kitchen team also gets first dibs on the wine ;-)


As usual, I wanted to try almost everything!! I had some spinach and mushroom lasagne, beef and Guinness stew, pasta bake, chicken curry, chilli.... And then for dessert, a sliver of chocolate torte, a morsel of pavlova, and a chocolate dipped meringue - followed by a Quality Street choc:


We always spend the evening playing silly games, such as the dancing game on the Wii, and a very competitive round of Articulate!!


And then it was time to fall, exhausted, into bed...!

9 comments:

Ruth said...

You must have had hollow legs that weekend! x

Amy said...

Sounds and looks like a great weekend away Mel :-)

Denise said...

Sounds and looks like a really good weekend, the food looks yummy x

Lina said...

Oh my that dinner sounded fabulous. Made my mouth water.

Karen said...

Frankly, I surprised you don't collapse exhausted into bed every day! I'm always amazed by these posts.

Cheryl said...

wow looks like you had fun Mel x

Sian said...

Very, very organised - taking your laptop when there was no internet!

Deb said...

Ok. I'm starving now...gotta' go find something to eat...

Nice photos, Mel. I always enjoy having a peek into your day. :o)

Rachel B said...

Wow, what a busy day! Looks like you had lots of fun though :)