Saturday, 23 July 2016

Finally!

Finally it's the Summer break! 
I'll blog up the whole last week of school later on next week. 

I came home on the last day a bit dehydratey and a bit heatstrokey so took paracetamol, plenty of water and went to bed! Endoftermitis for sure. 
I'm using a lot of made up words now I don't have to talk proper like! 

Day one of my holidays yesterday and I wasn't 100% so slowly started the big clean. My chum popped round for a good two hour chinwag. The HG came home early from work  and whisked me off to the local ice cream place ( waffle cone, toffee crunch and black cherry ripple for me nom, raspberry swirl, licorice and blackcurrant for him, not as nommy as mine ) Then we went to see my cousin for a catch up which was hilarious. She told us a tale of how she went to London, had to leave her party who were going to meet her at the theatre at 7pm. She'd felt ill so got a taxi to take her to a drop in centre. It as London, it was hot n sweaty, she had a four hour wait. With no time to go back to her hotel and change, so looking delightful, she was totally lost and disorientated, she hailed a cab, jumped in, started telling the taxi driver the whole tale of how she'd been taken ill, now running late, no time to change, and she needed to get to the Theatre in less than ten minutes. He asked her which theatre. She told him. He started laughing. He stopped the cab. She'd been in it less than 30 seconds. She was at the Theatre - it was literally just on the corner of the street where the walk in centre was!!! We had a really good laugh. 
It reminded me of the Vicar of Dibley Christmas special where she calls a taxi to take her next door!! 

I woke up at 5.55am today and it was glorious sunshine. It's now 6.48am and I'm going to peg out but the sky is looking ominous. No real plans today except a bit of weeding in the garden and sorting out my floordrobe. I'll squeeze in a bit of knitting and bloggy catch up too no doubt. Fingers crossed the hairdressers can fit me in too, though it's ok now as I've all the time in the world! Freedom is bliss. 
Before I go I thought I'd share ... Remember back in October where I said I'd pruned my Rhapsody in blue rose and did what Monty Don told me and stuck the stems in a pot .... Well look!!! A baby rose! It's a bit pinker than its parent, but I feel like it's my test tube baby so it can stay!!! 

Right am off to enjoy my Saturday. Hope yours is awesome X 

Lots of love from 

Rachel *Happy it's the Holidays* Radiostar xxx 

21 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a good Friday with plenty of laughs.

    I have a Rhapsody in Blue rose as well...in fact I may have two! Wonderful that your rose cuttings took. I must try that this year.

    Hope you have a great Saturday as well, weather still looking good here so far. Enjoy your summer holidays!

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    1. I think I'll do it again this year - I've two new roses from five stems last year! Thanks for popping by X

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  2. Sound like Friday was just the tonic you needed to get the summer break of to a good start. The rose is looking great. I was bought a bunch of flowers, for my birthday a few weeks ago, and it it was a few roses. A couple of them sprouted shoots so I cut down the stems (roses then went intoa milk jug) and planted the stems in a pot. Only one is doing ok at the moment and I never knew you could take cuttings from roses.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Carolx

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    1. Friday was awesome indeedy! You literally take a longish stem, trim diagonally in opposite directions making sure there's some new bud notches on. Stick in a pot of compost and leave!

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  3. It's a truly fantastic feeling, isn't it. I still have it although I no longer need to and I hope it never goes. If we could bottle it up, we'd make an absolute fortune! Have a wonderful day.
    J x

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    1. It's indescribable! Only those who experience it, know the joy!

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  4. Enjoy your summer break! :) xx

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  5. Well done on the Rose, have a fantastic summer break xx

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    1. I was so impressed with how easy it was! The summer break is always fantastic!

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  6. Fantastic....you now have some free weeks to enjoy.....are you going away?
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Finally booked a holiday. Go in August. Really looking forward to it.

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  7. I'm so happy - it's a true Blue like the parent plant! Thanks for popping by X

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  8. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. The weeks stretch ahead.
    xx

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  9. I didn't know you could start a rose bush from a cutting. That's wonderful. Maybe I'll try. Have a happy happy holiday. How long does it last? -Jenn

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    1. You've nothing to lose and a whole new plant to gain! Try it X

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  10. I should try doing that. Without telling Bill. He'd be so cheesed off if I managed to get a tiny rose started when he's the gardener. Actually, I sacked him from being my veggie gardener. He didn't do what I wanted, some things were a total fail, so I told him I would deal with veggies myself and he was sacked. Ha ha. Got some pea shoots already, so it was the right thing to do.

    So glad it's summer hols too. Really had enough of school lately. Glad to be out of there for a while. Now all I need is for this stupid sunshiney rubbish to bog off and I'll be really happy ;o)

    Enjoy your hols. Looking forward to the post about the last week of school from you xx

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    1. I love my job - especially right now! I know people say we get too many holidays - but there'd be no teachers/staff left - we'd all ve off with mental health issues and that's me being serious.

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  11. Enjoy your summer break, sounds like Friday got things off to a cracking start.

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