22.9.13

At the Weekend


























































we...

had a lovely farewell meal for our son with his grandparents
visited a food and craft market and bought chutney and spicy sausages
bought these second hand shoes for a song after haggling (no prices - at the same market)
went to a canal boat heritage event
enjoyed blue skies, warm sun and ripples reflected on canal bridges
listened to a local sea shanty group (yes, in the midlands)
admired this caravan and horse
sat in the garden
watched two movies
dropped son off at uni - he was happy for us to go
wandered around Sheffield and ate lunch outside
arrived home but it felt emptier
felt reassured by a friend phoning about her son leaving for uni
enjoyed a beautiful evening sky
made plans for next weekend
got nowhere with the ironing  
had a glass or two of red in the evening

a beautiful but emotional September weekend, how was yours?


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  1. Sounds like a very perfect weekend to me!
    Though the Uni thing... are you okay?
    Or have you done this before? I have 2 that have left home already, the one that I have the hardest time being away is my son in the military, he's in the middle east right now.
    Your photos are gorgeous, love the shoes and I have this thing for long narrow river boats!
    Have a great weekend,
    Tammy x

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    1. I love narrow boats too - it's the small space living concept and the simplicity that appeal. I'm OK with the uni thing (getting used to the thought of him being away from home for a while - but it's strange). You are brave with your son - thanks for caring xo

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  2. Great photos . Love the colorful coffee pot.
    The caravan gypsy horse looks like one of my ponies.

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  3. Thinking of you and hoping you are doing okay. It must be very hard to see one fly away. Only a few weeks and he'll be back with all his washing though... Your weekend does look wonderful though, such beautiful pictures. I love the details of the narrowboats that you have captured. Hope you have a good week.

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  4. Looks like a lovely weekend. Our daughter moved away to go to school a week ago. She is the eldest of four so it is new to me. Funny feeling, bit l think it will do her good to become a bit more independant and rely less on us for every little thing. Pam x

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  5. looks like a lovely day. I love the canal and all the boats. Love the dragon! and the shoes, very grown up!! Heather x

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  6. Sounds like such a relaxing weekend! I live by a canal and find walking by the boats so relaxing =]

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  7. A full weekend. Those shoes are gorgeous!! I always covet shoes like that, then remember that cobbles, hills, sand and muddy walks are more suited to wellies.

    Leanne xx

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  8. Oh I cannot even think about my daughter leaving for uni in 3 years. I am hoping she will attend a local uni and just commute from home. I know, I know, terrible of me to think that way but it will be achingly difficult to see her go, she is my only child. Going away to college is a right of passage though and steers them down the path to becoming independent adults - or so we hope ;) I'll have to keep that in mind! What a fantastic weekend you had.

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  9. I love those shoes, it looks like you had a fun weekend apart from leaving your son at Uni. Hope you and him are doing OK. It is a good idea to plan fun things to do to lessen the blow and give you something to look forward too and concentrate on.
    Sarah x

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  10. Wonderful pictures! Lovely weekend but rather busy (not really in the just a little less mindset :-( )

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  11. That sounds like a rich and full weekend, full of family and good times. I love how you didn't get far with the ironing but enjoyed the wine - your priorities are right! And what gorgeous shoes. xx

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