Wednesday, 30 June 2010
June 20th: Father's Day :-) We went out for a meal at a carvery with The Doctor's parents, and here's the carvery counter. (It was one of 5 courses, with an 'all you can eat' arrangement! It was ideal for all of us - even the fussy The Children were able to find plenty that they liked...)
Breakfast that day had been some porridge, made my usual way with just oats and water - no sugar, no milk, nothing extra. I did use a bit more water than usual though, which made for a creamier porridge, which I rather liked!
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
On June 19th my cousin got married :-) Congratulations to A and S! It was lovely to catch up with lots of members of my family, including an uncle I hadn't seen properly for many years - and The Father, The Sister, The Brother and The Nephew were all there too! (And so was The Mother, she's just not on that list because I see her pretty regularly and the others not so much.)
At lunchtime I had some rice pudding left over from the previous day:
Monday, 28 June 2010
England played Algeria on June 18th. I wore my England polo shirt in honour of the occasion.
We drew 0-0 in a rather uninspiring match.
That afternoon had been The Girl's class afternoon tea - once again, a 'healthy eating' tea - I had a lovely plate of fresh fruit with a blueberry mini muffin :-)
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I cannot accept,
and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those I had to kill today because they got on my nerves.
Help me to be careful of the toes I step on today,
as they may be connected to the feet I may have to kiss tomorrow.
Help me always to give 100% at work:
12% on Monday,
23% on Tuesday,
40% on Wednesday,
20% on Thursday
and 5% on Friday.
And help me to remember, when I'm having a bad day and it seems that people are trying to wind me up,
it takes 42 muscles to frown,
and it only takes 28 to smile.
(But it takes just 4 to extend my arm and smack someone in the mouth!)
On June 17th The Doctor's Parents arrived for their visit. They travelled by train and there is no through train from them to us, so I drove to one of the intermediate stations to save them some travel time and the hassle of two further changes. SatNav helped me find the way there!
I'd made a vanilla sponge for us to have that evening; I had some cherries with my slice: