Saturday, September 30, 2006

A Scandinavian Gentleman on my Ironing Board

Well I got thoroughly soaked this morning spending three solid hours with DD1 at this year's County Selection Day for rugby (what else!)

We will know during the next week officially if she has been selected to play for Somerset this season but it seems a bit of a foregone conclusion as the entry numbers this year were very low indeed and probably all comers will be in the side.

Because she has moved up an age group and is effectively one of the babies (in age if not in experience) she was half expecting not to be selected and it was a little of an anti-climax that there wasn't more of a battle on her hands.

Still she had an excellent morning out and thoroughly enjoyed getting totally soaked, extremely muddy and somewhat bruised.

I was soaked through my waterproof coat, fleece under-jacket and shirt just watching and we were in the shelter of a stand of conifers

Still it faired up after about an hour and it was great to see her back in action doing what she loves most.

Once home again about 2pm DH asked what the plans were for this afternoon - after a soaking morning and a pretty intensive week at work all I wanted to do was chill out with a needle in my hand

Surprisingly he agreed and went to play in the loft and our bedroom with the pre-conservatory electrics.

I had a small surprise when I went into our bedroom later and found that some 'over-large mice' had been chewing big holes in our bedroom wall - fortunately I did a double take and realised that, in fact, it's the cut outs for the plug sockets next to my make-up mirror that he's been promising me since we moved here. Soon I will be able to use the hairdryer without setting up a booby trap trip wire with the lead across the bedroom floor.

So he pottered and I pottered and the kids chilled out doing their own thing - everyone happy!

This coupled with a take-away fish and chip supper meant no-one stressed out over who was going to fix tea either :o)

I spent a little time at the machine constructing the Scandinavian Liverpool player you see reclining on my ironing board (only four more to go now!) and the rest of the time hand appliqueing more onto my ostrich - slow but steady progress there.

A very productive afternoon and the perfect antedote to a busy week :o)


Hedgehog said...

Love the name of this post!! Sounds like a great Saturday!

Dawn said...

The header for your post gave me such a good laugh! I'm thinking I might like a Scandinavian Man on my Ironing Board! :)

Glad you got to chill out today and what a great surprise that you'll soon have the electric sockets in!

The rugby game in the rain doesn't sound like so much fun though!

quiltpixie said...

isn't it peaceful when everyone just potters away doing thier own thing. Just what part of a weekend is for in my mind :-)

Fiona said...

After a hard week at work all I ever want to do at the weekend is 'potter'. Are you over the halfway mark yet with the Liverpool team?

Tonya R said...

Wow, you're going great guns. Almost there!

Shelina said...

Looks like a great way to end a day. I hadn't even noticed the title until I read the comments. LOL
I think it is great that your husband's pottering is going to be rewarding for you.

Angie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, sans the rain for the game....LOL....and loved the title of this post...brings all kinds of pictures to mind ROFL...I'm just going to have to give in and try Tonya's letters!!!! I want to spell out "pumpkin"....but I'm hesitant to try...I'll just have to jump in and do it! :)