Sunday, 26 September 2010

The season begins...



Well, actually the season on our league started a couple of weeks ago, but my first match was this morning. I was quite nervous, having not done any refereeing since May, but it was actually a really good game and it reminded me why I do drag myself out on a Sunday morning! I even gave a penalty - and made them retake it because one of the attacking players came into the penalty area before the kick was taken. And then explained to 11 players who were all saying 'But ref! That's not fair!' that yes, according to the Laws, in that situation you let the kick be taken and then if the ball goes in the net, you make the attacking team retake the kick.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Avocado...



I lovelovelove avocados. They're delicious and packed with all sorts of things that are extremely good for you! I've been feeling very virtuous because I went for a run this morning and have now just had a lovely plate of avocado and smoked salmon for lunch. Yum!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Weekword: Comfort

Here's my contribution to the Weekword topic I suggested - 'comfort'. There's nothing I like more on a chilly Autumn evening (like this evening - it's been rather cold and windy today!) than snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket and my pompom slippers.



Domestic Scribbles is suggesting next week's word - head over to her blog and sign up!

Monday, 20 September 2010

G&T...



...sometimes you just need one!

This week's Weekword is...

...comfort.

Autumn is making itself known, and I like comforting things in Autumn. I like everything to be comfy and cosy and warm, to counteract the chilly air and darker evenings!

So...off you go! This week's participants are:

Domestic Scribbles
Sow and Sew
The Careless Thoughts of Uncle Montague
Silver Linings 4 Me
UpsidedownB
The Gift Shed
Creating Misericordia
The Silly Tail of a Biomouse
Diario
Textilspanieln

Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with on Friday! I'm giving Domestic Scribbles the task of coming up with next week's word!

Weekword

Completely forgot to say - if you want to join in with this week's Weekword, either leave a comment here or on my previous post.

I'll be back later with this week's word - got to get my thinking cap on!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Conkers!



...well, conker. I went for a run and saw loads of freshly fallen conkers all over the pavements. And I couldn't resist picking one up!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

A trip to deepest Hampshire...





I went on a little jaunt to Hampshire to visit my friends Janet and Steve and their (very) new baby, Eve. I'd never met a two-week-old baby before! On the way I spotted a beautiful view of Arundel Castle out of the train window, and then I took a photo of the lovely pond/sea/whatever it is near Janet and Steve's house.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Weekword: Curiosities

I signed up for Weekword - each week, a blogger suggests a word as a springboard, and people sign up and then post about that word on their own blogs. Emma at The Gift Shed suggested this week's word, which is 'curiosities'.

To be perfectly honest I sort of forgot about it and I ended up having a really busy week, so I feel a bit like I'm doing my homework at the last minute! Looking at other people's blog posts on the theme, it seems like a lot of people have collections of interesting bits and pieces. I don't have one of those, but I thought I'd take a few photos of some vaguely intriguing things from my house!

Next week I'm choosing the word, so make sure you check back on Monday to see what I come up with!



Firstly, we have a little mosaic flowerpot - I decorated it myself at the London Transport Museum's open evening, and I was commended on my artwork (!)



Secondly, an actual fossil which I found on the beach at Lyme Regis. My sister and I used to spend hours there trying to smash rocks apart with hammers in the hope of finding a beautifully preserved ammonite, but this teeny tiny creature is the only fossil I've ever found!



Thirdly, a little wooden box with buttons embedded in its sides. I actually bought this as a Christmas present a few years ago for one of the girls I was friends with at uni, but our planned Christmas meet-up never got organised and it was months before I saw her again - by that time it seemed silly to give her a Christmas present, so I ended up keeping the box.



And finally, a vase that was left behind in the flat by the previous tenant. I think it's strangely nice!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

World's End



Vivienne Westwood's famous shop - I just happened to be having lunch across the road!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Shakespeare...





I went to the Globe for the first time, to see Henry IV Part 1. And then we saw some poseurs in the Tate Modern bar!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Cauliflower...



For some reason I decided to buy a cauliflower. Well, it was organic and it was in the reduced section. But then I had to think of something healthy (i.e. not involving cheese sauce) to cook with it. I fancied a curry, and a quick Google led me to this one - and to a brilliant food blog, Closet Cooking! I also have a closet-sized kitchen so I think I'll be an avid reader from now on.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Night-time view...



...with a lovely crystal-clear pool and very smart new tiles and things!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Up in the mountains...



...at our favourite restaurant, Rouxinol. Fairy lights and lovely food!
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