I forgot to take a picture of the outfit I wore on Saturday, I was too excited beforehand, and too covered in what I can only hope was beer by the time it ended. I wore a mustard top (which, it turns out, I had on backwards) and a gold skirt, it was a good choice, I was easy to spot in the crowd according to Dan - there was a lot of black in evidence. Also according to Dan I am a cheap date as I didn't want to go anywhere beforehand and resisted merchandise. We also parked right next to the venue - £2 for the whole evening!
I spent yesterday with my family, which involved being on my own with the small people for a bit - why people choose to do that and how they put up with it I have no idea, it's no surprise parents get a day, they need all the gifts. I don't think there's a weird, awkward Aunt day, although I did try to say it was next week and that everyone should make me a card. I don't think I'll get one from the 9 year old, I nutmegged him when we were playing football and he was very unimpressed.
Which brings me to the freebies and bargains. Father gave me some fresh rhubarb and some onion sets, Mother passed on two magazines, and some clothes for the charity shop. We were talking about the bathroom re-do as they're having a new shower too and they have offered to flex their old person discount card at B&Q if we buy our tiles from there as it's a 10% discount. Very kind, it will save us a nice amount.
I found another peony lying next to the compost bin, Father confirmed he had "shoved some in a box" but forgot to tell me, so I put them into the former veg bed, along with a lavender and threw some wildflower seeds around, hopefully that will do the trick. It certainly felt good to spend Saturday morning out there drinking tea and doing a bit of weeding. Fun times.