Monday, 10 June 2013

it's oh so quiet..

shorts: primark (mens' section) // top: girlguiding uk
shorts: OASAP*
hat: clothing at tesco // vest: primark
i finally have a shed!
We might be almost one day through the new week, but I'm still glowing from my lovely weekend (or possibly from a bit too much sun). I've been yawning all day, which I'm putting down to lack of sleep over the past few days.

Friday night saw me spend the evening at my friend's house, sorting out three hundred pipe cleaners, four remote control cars, nine teddy bears, four packets of felt tip pens, two hundred or so safety pins and numerous other things for the district sleepover we had planned for Saturday night. Our county had been challenged by the County Commissioner to hold a sleepover for our units in the most unusual place possible, and we teamed up with the rest of our district (and a few more) and held our event in a local RAF hangar, which was plenty big enough for 130ish kids.

So, Saturday morning started out sunny and after packing and throwing on my new Primark mens' section shorts with my guide top, we headed to the cash and carry to purchase enough food for everyone's breakfast on Sunday (cue many conversations about how much milk we needed).

The event itself all went well, there were no major dilemmas and lots of Brownies and Guides seemed to enjoy themselves. We had plenty of crafts, activities, a quiz and a campfire before bedtime, which was a lengthy and noisy process. I don't think many people got much sleep that night, but we hadn't really been expecting to.

After coaxing everybody out of their beds and to clear up and eat breakfast on Sunday morning, the girls went home at 10am and we were, rather amazingly, cleared up and ready to leave shortly afterwards (I'd been anticipating another few hours of tidying up / sorting out).

After a quick change, I spent the rest of my Sunday at the allotment to put up (by which I mean assist with the putting-up) my new shed. I now have tan lines where my wellies had been and rather burnt shoulders, but I couldn't be happier to have a shed to store everything in - and I didn't know what colour had been picked until I got there so I'd been a little apprehensive, but I love it!

Once we'd finished, we had one of those amazing evenings of exploring our town, stopping into a few pubs to be nosy and have drinks, and ended up going for dinner at one of the nicest eateries in the town as well. Such a perfect end to a rather good weekend. I feel as though I got loads done AND had time to relax, which is unusual for me.

How did you spend your weekend?


  1. Yaaaay! I love your shed, such a lovely colour! I wish we could have sheds on our allotment site, but alas no structures allowed :( xx

  2. Yay those are the best kind of weekends! Love your shorts, I always fancied a pair of mens tailored shorts but worried they'd fit funny on the hips... :)

  3. I love those Primark shorts on you!

    I spent my weekend chilling in the sun with the boy...not going to see him for a bit now so we had to make the most of the time and do bugger all! x

  4. Sounds like you had a very productive weekend, makes me feel guilty about how lazy mine was lol.
    Love the colour of your new shed too, so pretty!


  5. I love Primark mens section more than the girls, the boys stuff is cute! Also, I love the girl guiding stuff, I was a young leader and always wished my outfit was as cute as the Rainbows ones that I helped out at!

    Em x

  6. I am so glad you had a lovely weekend!!! Hurrah for you!x

  7. It sounds like you had a fun, if busy, weekend! I love those shorts and I am jealous of your shed!

    Maria xxx

  8. It sounds like it was loads of fun and went really well Char! I love the shorts as well, the print is brilliant. I'm glad you had such a good weekend and I hope you have an equally lovely week! - Tasha xxx

  9. Oh my gosh, that shed is such a pretty colour!