LilySlim - Weight loss

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

A mystery tour

As I have said many times, the recent bout of illness has shown me what fantastic friends I have and today I repaid the kindness of my two main chauffeurs by taking them out for lunch.  All they knew was that I would pick them up at noon - they didn't know where we were going or that the other was going as well.  That left me a free morning to finish one splendid sampler block and make a start on a second one.




So - we set off and, I must admit, we did do a few false turns to put them off the scent.  We turned into Waltham Windmill and Jean piped up - "ooh I've never been here before".  As I turned the car around I replied " well you won't be going today".  Cruel eh?  Then we stopped off at a Garden Centre.  Again Jean said " Ooh I really like it here".  Well I replied "you've got ten minutes for a quick look around and a toilet stop".  Her face was a picture! Eventually, of course, we ended up at our destination - Lilly's tea room in Keelby where I invited them to pick anything that they wanted.  Jean and Wendy ended up with a very attractive looking ploughman's lunch whilst I had a bacon and brie sandwich.  For afters we all indulged in a cake although mine was a very gooey bounty cake.  Yes I know that my first weigh-in is tomorrow but these things just have to be done and I can cut down on tea tonight!






On the way home we stopped off at B & Q - I haven't had a landline since the end of July and think that I know what the problem is - the wires in my connection box have come loose so I wanted a connector tool.  Meanwhile I was seduced by a Wifi extender so the next task is to try and extend the wifi into the far end of the conservatory / bedroom - maybe even into the garden ready for the she cave!

Looking at my calendar I have nothing really planned for the next three days - just slimming world tomorrow night and a Tesco order.  So I have decided to plan a sewing retreat.  Over the next three days I intend to:-

  • Finish 4 splendid sampler blocks - no/s 59, 57, 46 and 34
  • Finish my Gail Pan bag
  • Make a table runner for mum
  • Prepare the equipment and supplies for my weekend workshop
  • Cut 42 10" calico squares for my sewing class next Tuesday
  • Finish my Lynette Anderson wall hanging
  • Make up 8 parts of a Christmas present (I have more details on my hand written list - don't worry)
  • Prepare another Christmas present ready for sewing
  • Raw edge applique a flower onto my sewing apron.

There - I have put it out there so now I will be accountable!







3 comments:

  1. What a lovely treat :)
    Sounds like a great idea...a home retreat....will be eagerly awaiting the piccies!

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  2. Poor Jean, still all, turned out well in the end, can't moan about Lilly's tea room now can she?
    Good luck with the sewing retreat ,
    and the weigh in tomorrow, looks like I will be quids in!

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    1. well - I am hopeful of a couple of pounds off at least - even if its water!

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