Exhausted Exertion

30 Jun

With one thing and another it has been a busy sort of week or so – last weekend there was a wedding.

The weather was gorgeous, nice and sunny, not too breezy to blow hats, skirts and sculptured hair [not mine] and not so hot as to make the collection of pre-schoolers tetchy and irritable.  My Nephew and Great-Nephew looked super smart in their suits, and GN kept his cream waist coat clean the whole day, which is a miracle for a three year old.  Standing side by side, mannerisms mimicked by the mini one looked so adorable cute and grown up!  Nephew’s wife [always call her my Niece] made a beautiful bridesmaid for her Sister, the colour of the dress suited her complexion.

As with these kinds of events it is hurry up and wait, the bride looked beautiful and it was lovely to see people putting in the proper effort for the couple.  I detest people turning up to these things in jeans, I don’t care if they are bargain designer, a jean is still a jean, it is outdoor work wear or weekend loungy wear, it is not wedding attire.  The after do was informal and fun with the kiddos providing enough entertainment, GN came charging through as the opening strain of gangnam style began – he’s got the moves and listens for his cue and the beat.  His ‘wiggle-wiggle-wiggle’ is just too tooooo toooooooo adorable.

Monday was our usual sift and sort day or getting errands and jobs done, a brain exercise day of who did what, where, funds for this, directions for that, phone calls and such.  Wednesday Big Sis, her BFF and I went to the Royal Norfolk Show, arriving just about 9.15am and leaving just before 4pm.  A long day of meandering, people watching, oooing at the lovely dogs there, being nibbled by a sheep [why do they like to try and eat my wheelchair!].  We always like to watch the heavy horses in harness in the Grand Ring, seeing the 3 or 4 in hand, complete with brasses and ribbons, they look so handsome.  The Black Percheron’s won this year and they did look stunning in the dappled sunlight, the Shires came second and third.  

Spending a day out and about really does drain me of all energy and I end up needing a day or two to recover, and with the heavy oppressive air that we’ve had with the sunny warm days – I have struggled to maintain a level of awakeness.

Across the weekend I lazed and mooched and nibbled on the pork crackling purchased at the show.

Off to the dogs tonight, last minute thing.  

Even if I do say so myself, I do have a damn fine looking family 😀



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7 responses to “Exhausted Exertion

  1. gillyk

    June 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    It all sounds absolutely lovely – but I can well understand your need for a rest afterwards, especially with the heat, which I hate too. Hope you’re beginning to recover 😉


    • amgroves

      June 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      It seems as though one day of activity results in two days of knackeredness.


  2. Bushka

    June 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Keeping as busy as you do…necessitates ‘time to recoup’….;)
    Judging from the pic…you certainly have a fine family….Hugs! xx


    • amgroves

      June 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Shhh don’t tell anyone but I didn’t get out of my pit until gone noon three days running, a severe clinomania flare up indeed … our secret okay 😉 ?


  3. la_spice

    June 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    What a gorgeous photo …..:yes:

    Time to do some chilling out now 🙂



    • amgroves

      June 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you Spicey – you can see how the not-so-tiny terrorist keeps us all on our toes!!

      They’ve gone on holiday today and he had to telephone his Nana to say “Scooby dancing” LOL


  4. Kim

    June 30, 2014 at 8:36 pm




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