I'll begin with the bad so I can get it out of the way and also, the bad will finish up in the good section later. Don't you love it when that happens?
I, or should I say we, decided we should spend some of our time off making a start on the Spring Cleaning. Steve does an excellent job with the cleaning AND he gets out of bed much earlier than I do AND on his days off, makes my breakfast AND brings it to me along with my coffee. Not only is this a fantastic way to start my day but by the time I leisurely crawled out of bed, on this occassion, much of said Spring Cleaning was either done or under way. Isn't he wonderful?
I decided to leave him to it and head outdoors. Coco, (otherwise know as the dog of eternal stench), was badly in need of a bath. Usually, I would leave it till she's quite ripe because she hates having a bath but my parents were due for a visit. I donned my rubber gloves, grabbed the dog shampoo and bucket and got stuck in.
It was now time to tackle the garden. Steve usually removes most of the weeds when he mows the lawns. However, we have a small garden near our front gate which can't be seen from the house or the road and therefore gets a little neglected. Basically, the only people who see it are our visitors and since Mum and Dad where due for a visit...you guessed it...time to get stuck in.
Our car was overdue for a warrant of fitness. I was going to book her in for a service and W.O.F at the usual place but I was worried because we only have the one car and we'd have a fair distance to walk home. Also, I knew the car needed a few repairs, which could be expensive.
Our home is looking great.
Coco looks very cute and smells good after her bath.
Garden looked much better for Mum and Dad's arrival.
Dad had a fabulous Father's Day.
We noticed a new vehicle testing garage when we were out shopping. We booked the car for a service, enjoyed the scenery on our lovely 20 min walk home and the car came back all shiny, clean and ship shape AND it wasn't as expensive as we thought.
I'm sooooo excited. It's less than a year (by a couple of days) until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in New Zealand *does Dance of Joy as demonstrated here*.
As if that wasn't exciting enough, the All Blacks will be playing Australia tonight for the Tri-Nations trophy. Actually, New Zealand are too far ahead points wise, for any team to catch them, which means they've already won the Tri-Nations. I'll still enjoy watching the game and cheering my boys on.
Hope you are well.
Coming up...Writer's Island...previous contribution HERE