We do see them for longer periods though when we visit for the weekend. This weekend however they had my boys for the weekend. A was so excited and kept saying to me "we are going down to grandma's and papa's mum, but you and dad need to stay here" love him, I think he was looking forward to having my parents to himself!
Here are a few snaps of what my husband B and I got up to. It was lovely to be like a couple again, I think we really needed it.
Friday evening and after seeing a tweet from Hobbs House Bistro I booked a table. I had asparagus and egg to start, B had mackerel. For mains I had a beautiful lamb breast and B had venison with beetroot and fresh horseradish. It was all so well cooked. I got quite tipsy! Just as we were leaving a man who had been sitting opposite me came over. He said "Are you Nat?" I said I was and we had a chat, he said he had seen my tweet earlier. It turned out to be the managing director of Hobbs House, Trevor Herbert.
On Saturday B took me for a ride on his new motorbike to Wales. We stopped and watched a carnival and then had a gorgeous pub lunch. Just to sit, quite with my thoughts was heaven.
I photographed this flower in the pub garden, so beautiful. B thinks it is a Lilly.
On our way home we stopped at a great little craft centre. We watched a man make bronze pendants and I found some beautiful fabric which I think I am going to cover one of my cushions with
Sunday and after a lye in!!! we went on a craft trail. There are so many talented people in here. I bought the above strawberry flower pot from the Mosaic lady and am planning to go back to her and make a house sign for the cottage.
You essentially follow a map and go into peoples homes and gardens to see and buy their art, creations etc. We stopped for a sneaky cream tea. Patrick is a man who makes wooden spoons, his mother made all the cream teas, honestly the best we've ever had.
We visited a lovely old lady with the most amazing quilts. She does not hold classes but I think if I go to see her with a tin of home made biscuits she may help me start my first quilt, here's hoping.
So if you have children you should try and have some time away. Maybe a swap with other friends who have children. They can have your children for one day and vise verse. I recommend it 1000 times over
Take care, Natalie xx