Here I am again, after my little sojourn up to Stratford upon Avon and then The Flower & Garden Show yesterday.
Hubby picked my friend and I up from the coach late last evening, and as we drove up the drive, I noticed that he had a very smug smirk on his face. Now this could mean one of two things, either he's been eating sausages and bacon all the time I've been away, and hasn't put the loo seat down, OR he's been up to something!
Well, I had a very nice surprise, as he had power-washed all the patio in the front of the house (quite a large area) and painted all the slabs a nice sandstone colour. The area had really been looking a bit grubby over the past twelve months, but it was now so bright and gleaming, that I had to put my sunglasses on! So the jobs are gradually being ticked off now for a certain event in June - the countdown will soon begin! Eeek!
When my friend and I last went on a weekend trip, the tour guide was pointing out all these things to us as we went along. Of course, we were busy nattering away, not taking a bit of notice. Then, heaven forbid, on the way back, she gave us a quiz on all the things she had been talking about. Needless to say, we let ourselves down quite badly on that occasion.
BUT, this time we were prepared and, complete with A4 pieces of paper and pens at the ready, we proceeded to scribble down every name, every place, every little nugget of information that was being thrown at us. Oh, we felt so good all weekend, knowing that we would be getting 100% in the quiz on the way home.
What are those sayings, "never count your chickens...." and "how the mighty are fallen....". We DID have a quiz on the way back and my friend and I were squirming in our seats with excitement. (Well, we don't get out much! LOL!!). The first question was read out, "what is the largest organ in the body?" Okay, I did know that one, but didn't remember her telling us about it on the way up. Second question, "name Henry VIII's third wife." Now I know that Henry VIII certainly hadn't been mentioned the previous day. Turns out it was a General Knowledge Quiz! That will teach us to be so flipping clever.
I will post a few photos for your tomorrow. It's good to be back.