A Night Under The Stars…………..Camping Indoors!!!

camping-023Well if it turned into a gloriously hot afternoon yesterday, come bedtime time it was more than hot it was somewhat unbearable. Being in the attic bedroom doesn’t help, it has the sun on it all day long. To say we had the windows wide open is an understatement. Such was the view of the night-time sky we might as well have moved the bed into the garden. In some ways it was quite calming (bloody boiling but calming) gazing at the stars as I drifted off to sleep. Alas the peaceful sleep didn’t last long, come 1:30 I was wide awake. The downside of sleeping under the stars (albeit indoors) is the outdoor noise, if it’s not enough that you have the drunks singing, arguing ( boy do they row!!) and generally making a racket as they stagger home from Wakefield last night we had to listen to someone digging, yes digging. Which is rather worrying when you live across the road from a cemetery!!!  Three times I got up to see where the noise was coming from but I couldn’t see anything, so loud was the digging that I could have sworn they were in the garden. The trouble is we have windows on either side of the room so in reality the noise could have been coming from anywhere – it was because I couldn’t find it!!

It’s a bit cooler now (its wanging it down

A better nights sleep

Bring it om

Tea for Two…………….Maybe not!!!!


So as predicted, sleeping beauty slept in, so it was nearly lunchtime before we were ready to do anything today. Still it gave me time to get more mundane jobs done like online meter readings, online banking and filling in the stupid tax credit form – but I think I got the message across. You see in the last seven years the tax credit people for various reasons have decided that I had no husband and gave me ridiculous amounts of money – I contemplated chucking Hubby out but kept him and sent the money back. Then they decided I didn’t have a child, hence a demand for silly amounts of money they wanted back, then they decided we’d adopted him, more paper work to prove he really was ours. Believe it or not the only thing thats changed in the last 7 years is an increase in my working hours – how do you get no husband or child from that!!

Anyway, once sleeping beauty was finally fed and ready we headed of to the local ‘Go Outdoors’ to get Jack some new walking shoes for our forthcoming holiday to  the Peak District. Wow what a fab place ( Go Outdoors – not the Peak District ) – I could have spent a fortune, everything for running, biking, camping, walking, loads and loads and loads of stuff and Kendal Mint Cake – yum yum!! Now Jack thinks a camping holiday would be the best idea in the world – as long as we have a four bedroom tent – what does his dad think – not printable on here. I tried to tell him it will be cheaper than a fortnight on Ibiza but he’s not having it. Maybe we’ll have to do glamping first – posh camping, fluffy towels and everything………

So shopping done – I was good and just bought the shoes – we nearly had tea out. However, due to a mix up, our guests were happily munching their own tea when I rang to see where they were – they’d got the wong day!!! Still not being stuffed from eating out meant I’d time to squeeze a little run in at the end of the day and I’m well chuffed. It was only just over 3 miles but I knocked nearly 3 minutes off Monday’s efforts – the comeback is on.

No tea out today

Try again tomorrow

Bring it on



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