Weekend before last I got to do lots of cooking and cleaning and feeding of people and drinking of wine and all sorts of good stuff. Including a visit to Featherdale Wildlife park with Torby's two best chums from A's. Such a hoot was had. Photos etc can be found on Flickr (look, see, just over there to the right, they're probably right there on screen)
Last Friday, we had dinner at the local bowling club where the kids made friends with random other kids within seconds, Torby ran into a preschool chum and on the whole, packs of local children ran around and around while the adults ate food and tried to talk through the squealing and giggling.
A visit to the grandparents and a delightful dinner at MissJimmy's (the food = nom, the company was lovely and the view was utterly spectacular) was our Saturday.
Sunday was a big sleep-in for me, and then alone time in the afternoon for Nw. He stayed at home and pottered about and revelled in having the house to himself for once while Torby and I went out to MissPip's for a birthday afternoon tea for Spyder. More delicious afternoon tea treats than you could poke a finger sammich at and lots of sitting around with the laaaaaadies in the sunshine while the kidlings did lots of running around (tears from everyone under 6 at one stage or another but was mostly minimal. Not that any of them will confess to getting tired or that sugar makes them a bit hyper and ratty - oh noooooo)
All in all, it was a really really good weekend and I feel refreshed. I think the fact that there was sunshine (mmmm warm sunshine) and I got to be out in it a fair bit has helped my mood considerably.
Ooo and I get to be Jimmy's hot date for La Sonnambula on Thursday night. Yay!