Work is going well, it’s all making more sense this week. I still have the Admin role to train on and I don’t think the management team is impressed that I’ve not done any of that yet. Their fault.. you can’t expect someone to learn 2 roles in under 3 weeks, I’m now booked to start Admin training at another store!
Been on a few short walks and also spent some time walking around Caerleon taking even more photos of the Amphitheatre and Roman Barracks. It’s done me good this week to get back out in the open air taking photos of random things. I feel energized again.
Orange Wednesday – A Walk Among the Tombstones – Liam Neeson’s latest film. Good drama/thriller about an ex-cop come private investigator. He gets involved with looking for men who are abducting women and then asking for ransom. Only the perpetrators are also sadistic killers.
Not filled with action but does move at a good pace. Let’s face it Liam Neeson is usually a safe bet in any film.. Yes??
Thursday a visit to see son, DIL and the boys. Theo is doing well and is now 8lbs and tends to sleep a lot too. Ashley is very tender with him and when he’s dishing out kisses he gives babba one too!
We looked after Ashley for a bit on Friday whilst Mummy and Daddy did some food shopping. He loves being outdoors and we decided to show him some wildlife – spiders and ants! There was a spider on one of (many) webs in the garden and he thought it was fun to blow on the spider to see it move. He also noticed one on a web by the back door and some ants running along the patio.
Taking it easy on Saturday catching up with competitions and reading some blogs.
While finishing off this post I just had this conversation with other half:
Him: Catching up on competitions are you?
Me: No, doing the photo post and then commenting on some from last week, I’ve not done any yet!!
Him: Arh, why bother? you haven’t got time now.
Me:: What?? not likely I’m not giving up something I’ve been doing for nearly 3 years.
Him : ok no need to bite my head off…
The new store – nearly ready for open day.
Not just any brick wall – this one is Roman and over 2 thousand years old. The Romans sure knew how to build to last!! Caerleon Ampitheatre.
Autumn is here.
Investigating a spider.
Church clock tower – Did you know that a lot of christian clock towers only have 3 faces?? The forth blank side represents the catholics who don’t / won’t contribute to the church.
Hope you’ve all had a great week.
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We’ve had enough of our decking, it’s rotting in places and Hubby is constantly having to screw down some of the planks – it was an accident waiting to happen.
We decided to have it all ripped up and a new dressed stone patio and side path laid. The builder started on Tuesday and it is now almost finished. He’s back today to sort out a bit of drainage as there is an area that puddled when the patio was hosed down.
Orange Wednesday – A Most Wanted Man – a VERY slow drama, if I’m honest if I had been on my own I would have given up after the first hour but we stuck it out! The film has had good reviews and I usually like a drama, especially if it keeps you guessing but I found it rather boring and my mind kept wandering. Hubby wasn’t impressed either.
Son and the grandsons (oh that’s weird to type… grandsons.. plural!!) came on Thursday. Ashley is getting used to the baby and is behaving well around him. Baby Theo is SO tiny – you really do forget how small a baby is.
Shopping on Friday and there was a familiar little figure poking out from the shelf – well familiar if you are a regular linker to #365!!
And that’s it.. didn’t do much else or go anywhere this week.. Start the job tomorrow – first day of training.. 6am start!!
ripped up decking,
the stone being delivered
patio more than half done
Lamaze toy (reminder of our esteemed #365 host TBAM!)
Hello everyone, I’ve had a very busy and hectic week but a very happy one!
Sunday – relaxing
Monday – Trip to Tredegar House and gardens. We didn’t go inside the house or formal gardens, just had a walk around the parkland and had a picnic.
Tuesday – DIL has been getting a few twinges and pains for a few days so we offered to have Ashley overnight just in case she went into labour. Son dropped him off after nursery and he helped Grandad to water the tubs.
Wednesday – All ready for nursery he wanted to take his Hamley’s cat with him!! His Mummy and Daddy picked him to take him to nursery and 30 minutes later son rang to say DIL waters had broken!
His other Grandad and Nanna was picking him from nursery and had him overnight. We still went to the cinema for Orange Wednesday! The Guest this week – a cracking film – Dan Stevens who plays The Guest is really creepy and there are some real butt clenching moments in the film. Not the sort of person you would want to welcome to your home.
Thursday – No photo for today – I was at my work induction which took ALL day. I was bliddy knackered by the time I got home. It was awful having my phone on silent and only checking it when we were at break… although I did sneak a quick look now and then when the boss left the room.. she was aware of the circumstances.
Friday – At 4:40am I had a text from our son to say that our second grandson had been born, 6lbs 15oz and will be called Theo. We picked Ashley up from nursery and took him to the hospital to see his mummy, daddy and new brother!
Saturday – Ashley stayed with us while Daddy went back to the hospital to see Mummy and Theo. They were discharged mid afternoon. It’s all quiet now and we can relax for a bit now!!
Singing the wheels on the bus
Ready for nursery
Wasp caught in a web – can you see the spider laying in wait??
I’ve been lazy again this week, just some shots in the garden and of Ashley’s visit on saturday.
We have a conifer in the back garden that generally produces a few berries in the autumn but this year it’s gone berserk, there are hundreds on it. The picture doesn’t do it justice as you can’t see how red they are.
A normal everyday spider – could this be the one that spun the huge web I posted last week?? A web after the rain – in the front garden this time. I wish my camera could capture the MANY webs that the spiders have spun between our neighbours garage and his laurel bushes…they look amazing after the rain. I’ll keep trying to get them by changing settings on my camera..
I looked after Ashley on my own on Saturday. His first treat was an apple and his Gulp milkshake (yes I know milkshake is sweet but it does get milk into him! He won’t drink milk..)
He loves having his picture taken and is obsessed with getting as close as he can to the lens!
He’s doing quite well with becoming ‘dry’, he lets you know straight away if he’s done a wee or poo, but refuses to use the potty or sit on the loo.
We went for a short walk but he now refuses to hold hands and I can’t run as fast as him, so it’s pretty scary walking along a busy main road.
I wish he would say more (Oh did I really say that – I don’t think he’d shut up if he could!) his speech is pretty poor for a nearly 3 year old. Nana, Gaddy (grandad), daddy, mumm, cat and oh dear is about as much as you can get out of him. He makes lots of noises but nothing you’d understand. Mummy and Daddy doesn’t seem as concerned as the grandparents though!
Only a short post this week. I’ve been fighting jet-lag so not had the inclination to think about taking photos!
First up is this bad boy that appeared over last Saturday/Sunday. This is easily the biggest web I’ve seen in our garden, the top left thread starts at the outside light and the top right is attached to the fence some 10 feet away!!
A visit from our oldest son and Grandson Ashley on Tuesday. We missed them so much while we were away. This is Ash watching Peppa – why do kids have to stand SO close to watch?? and Ash being silly lying on the floor and posing! His sweater is wet down the front after he discovered that he could hold drink in his mouth and let it dribble down him..he thought it was hilarious!
Last one is Ash again..we popped into our local Asda Living so I could take back a tunic top I bought but didn’t like once I tried it on. He loves riding the escalator and Hubby decided to take him upstairs while I returned the top. I could hear Ash screeching, but knew hubby was with him so all would be ok. I went upstairs soon after and they were looking at DVDs, He was screeching as he had spotted Peppa Pig DVDs! Ash had a one in his hand..we made our way back to the stairs and on the way there Ash saw a big pile of Peppa Pig toys, he dropped the DVD and picked up one of the boxes and tried to run with it shouting ‘Peppa, Peppa, Peppa’!
It was half price so that’s one thing towards his Christmas presents!!
Today I have another spider web for you!! Our windows have glazing bars on the outside and the spiders seem to love making their webs across them. The sun was reflecting on this one – one of SEVEN on the kitchen window!!
Mind you the sun shining through also shows how dirty the window is inside.. oh well you can’t do them with the sun on them as they’ll smear… right???