Friday 24 June 2011

Nottingham appreciation

To celebrate my birthday we decided to hire bikes at Sherwood Pines. I don't know what part of me thought this was going to be a good idea. I've not ridden a bike for 15 years - I'm still sitting on cushions 3 days later! It was fun though once I'd built up my confidence and we accidentally took a wrong turn and ended up on the off roading trail for a bit - oops! Anyway, it made me think how lucky we are to have such amazing outside space 20 minutes drive away. The forest is so beautiful and reminded us of a mini Yosemite (without the bears). Unfortunately I was concentrating too much on staying upright on the bike so don't have any photos. I do have a photo of my picnic lunch though!

We went for dinner in town in the evening and in my red wine/midsummer's day haze I really started to appreciate the Nottingham architecture. We really do have some wonderful buildings in the city centre - I completely take them for granted usually but when it's quiet and you get a chance to look past the shop windows and look upwards, your home town can really be quite beautiful.

Thursday 23 June 2011

The boy did good

It was my birthday on Tuesday and David excelled himself by getting me my most favourite present...perhaps ever (although I did get a Lite-Brite for Christmas once which I was quite partial to)

Being a touch Mad Men obsessed, I said a while a go I wanted a pen necklace like Joan wears. Not only did he actually listen to me, he got me one. But it was even better than that - he actually got me a 1959 silver automatic pencil, had a loop and a chain put on it and had it engraved with my brand new initials.

He also got me a Mad Men book. Oh I heart that man.


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