Weekend Round-Up

I haven’t done one of these for a while but despite a husband suffering from the dreaded man flu, I enjoyed the weekend that has just past very much and just wanted to share about it.

It started on Friday with afternoon tea at the Lowry Hotel in Salford with birthday girl Emily. We both felt well looked after in this lovely, 5 star hotel, enjoyed the food and, more importantly, it was one of those afternoons where the time just got away with us as we chatted away.  I love it when that happens.

On Saturday I went out early for a little leg stretch with Stella but then we headed out again around lunch time to see Julie, Stuart and their two dogs Bron and Idris. We had some lunch at their house before heading out along the canal at Acton Bridge and back along the river.  By the end of the day I’d walked 10 miles.  The weather was good, all the canine’s got along well and it was very nice to catch up with Julie and Stuart.

On Sunday Stella and I had a sunrise walk out to Hilbre Island. It’s the first time we’ve been out for a while as the weather and/or tides have been against us.

Later on in the day, it was my great pleasure to become Harriet’s daughter, Anna’s godmother at her christening.  I felt very proud and honoured to be asked and was delighted to share that honour with Helen.  It was a joint christening for Anna and her cousin Freddie and although Anna was not particularly enthusiastic about being christened (Minister: Do you want to be baptised, Anna?  Anna: No!), it was a lovely service.  There was lunch afterwards (including some of Harriet’s Mum’s cakes) at the Green Bank Park Sports Club.

Over the weekend we also watched a very sweet movie called, “A Street Cat named Bob” which I really recommend. “The Girl on the Train” was also a good mystery which kept us entertained with  twists and turns along the way.

And the final bit of joy is the fact that the man flu seems to be subsiding just in time for the working week. Happy days.