The Weekend

Where did it go? As you can see I am rather behind with my weekend update – and ‘poor show’ I say being the penultimate post of the ‘my day in four’ series. Please accept my apologies.

Saturday

I woke on Saturday having had a marvellous sort of sleep – one of those ones where you wake up feeling heavy and relaxed, and this happy sensation was furthered as I rolled over to find bright sunlight streaming through the gap in my curtains. I jumped out of bed (literally, I kid you not), had a shower and began what turned out to be a very productive day:

I finally got around to putting the wood stain on our new wardrobe doors!

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I did some much needed housework and made all of the glass things shiny again

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I looked after Janet who is suffering from a poorly yellow leaf (at the bottom draped across the pot)

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After which I did some uni work and reading for my dissertation before one of my oldest and bestest friends Amanda joined me for supper. I’m not sure how she’d rate it, but I had a lovely evening as we tucked into sausage and mash, watched some girly films with a bottle of Merlot and put the world to right.

Followed by some chocolate brownie.

This is Amanda with Ant and Dec – she’s so showbiz!

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Sunday

Sunday was of course Mothers Day – and in true Turner tradition, this inevitably means a day out somewhere random. This year’s choice was a little village called Selbourne – somewhere in Hampshire where the locals are ‘local’ and that’s the way they like it.

In Selbourne we visited ‘Gilbert White’s House’ and the ‘Oates Museum’ – somewhere Mum had been itching to go ever since I was an undergraduate in Portsmouth and we used to drive through Selbourne on our way to the coast. If I’m truly honest the museum and house were a bit lacking in things to see, but we enjoyed a very nice ‘locally farmed’ ham ploughmans in the dear little tea shop and walked around Mr White’s extensive gardens. Here’s me and my mum:

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Selbourne is a very special type of place – a place time has forgotten if you will, although they certainly are doing their bit to keep up with the times, having recently installed broadband within the community:

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Selbourne may also be seen to be ‘doing their bit’ for equal opportunities and diversity within society, giving support to all participants in this years local ‘fun run’.

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One way however that establishes Selbourne as a true ‘local’ community are the physical attributes of its population.

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May she rest in peace.

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