Monday, 16 March 2015

Me On Monday

It was a weekend of two halves:

Saturday, which was the first half, made it a crazy party kind of a weekend. A Hey, Little E! how grand to be six! weekend. A drive to the seaside-ing, small friend meeting, sit at the side and watching, coffee drinking, candle blowing, cake eating, back to Little E's for some present opening, late home again kind of a weekend. And there's very little which could top that.

But Sunday, which was the second half, had a very good try. Sunday made it a lovely relaxing, stay at home for Mothers Day weekend. A flower smelling, chocolates choosing, new Pilates top loving, card opening, phone answering (him to me), phone calling (me to Mum), special chicken dinner enjoying, pavlova scoffing kind of a weekend. Hard to beat.

Me On Monday?


Well, when they led me to the kitchen table on Sunday morning they asked me to remember that bit in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: that bit in which Clarke goes to hide the presents and ends up discovering an old Mothers Day gift he had completely forgotten about. Then they asked me to close my eyes and hold out my hands..

..for a special Christmas tower of Jaffa Cakes. Which had been forgotten about. Really. Sell By dates? I laugh in the face of Sell By dates. Especially where Jaffa Cakes are concerned.

Have a great week!

Last week Miriam, Rinda, Starnitesky, Doris, Fiona, Rachel B, Susanne, Ladkyis, Krafty Karen, Deb, Eileen T and Alison all gave us a wave and invited us to share what they'd been up to. Go on, give 'em a wave back. Or give us a wave with a "Monday" of your own? Especially if it has Jaffa Cakes.

28 comments:

Maggie said...

Glad they spoiled you. I love the picture of you and the forgotten christmas present. Totally in agreement on sell by dates although a friend did give us a box of Thortons mints that were not only out of date they were totally inedible! We don't let her forget that!

Ruth said...

Jaffa Cakes? Sell by dates go hang!

scrappyjacky said...

I wouldn't even bother to look at the sell by date on a box of Jaffa cakes....though they would have to be well hidden in our house to last that long!!

Jane said...

That would never happen in our house!

Carmen said...

This made me laugh :D Fab piccie Sian!

helena said...

sounds a great combination of celebrations and I'm loving your green and purple outfit

debs14 said...

Does this mean that me and Little E are birthday twins? I thought we had a lot in common, this explains it! The only difference being that I've celebrated being 6 nine and half times now!
Sounds like you had a great weekend, not many people can boast that they got a Christmas present in March!

Abi said...

What a fab weekend. Jaffa cakes are one of my favourites. I try and eat just one but before I know it five or six have disappeared!

Jennifer Shaw said...

Sounds like a fun weekend full of celebrations. Happy Birthday to Little E.! These Jaffa cakes have me curious.

Louise said...

ahhh sounds like a perfect weekend. The jaffa cakes were a bonus x

Susanne said...

Sounds wonderful. And I'm pretty sure expiration dates for sweets are subject to an extended grace period!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Oh MY Gosh!! That jaffa tower....AMAZING! Sounds an almost perfect weekend. Our Mum's Day is in May, so we have to wait a bit. The phone calls are pretty precious, I reckon:)

Alison said...

What's not to love about Jaffa Cakes...and I'm thinking that Birthday Cake would have been involved on Saturday?! xx

iwillbloom said...

Oh my goodness! Little E is SIX???? How can that be????!!!! Your weekend sounds delightful, just delightful.....and that Jaffa tower? I know you're going to enjoy that! (My Dad was a big Lampoons fan; I had to smile at you all knowing jokes from those films!!!)....

Ladkyis said...

What a fabulous weekend, Little E is growing fast, he is just a few weeks younger than one of my grandsons - it is such a wonderful age. I have jaffacake envy now

Karen said...

Six already?! I'll bet his birthday was a great celebration. And it sounds like your Mothering Day celebration was fine as well. Love the belated Christmas gift---it's happened here more than once.

Maria Ontiveros said...

You look great - what a lovely photograph.
Tomorrow I'm engaging in a blog dialog with you about the old, but still useful, creation.
Rinda

alexa said...

What a lovely photo of you, Sian - and things must be warming up weatherwise to be (almost) kneeling in the grass? Glad to know that you were cherished and loved :).

Barbara Eads said...

I love your scarf---it goes perfect with your dress. I also like that unusual fold. Very nice!

Cheri said...

LOVE the sweet photo of you! What exactly is a Jaffa Cake???

Claire said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend, and Yay! for Jaffa Cakes.
Claire
xx

Sheena said...

Sounds like my perfect kind of weekend :)

KarmaCraft said...

Sounds great! Mine was a lot more sedate... http://karmacraftblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/me-on-monday-16-march.html

Waving to you a bit late!!

JO SOWERBY said...

How did the elf forget the jaffas? How naughty of said elf. Lol though now as you can eat them all and the elves can go ask the shoemaker for something instead. Ah yes the joys of xmas presents forgotten and found and that Jo remembers her fairytales. I was sick at the the time of writing this lol
Jo xxxx
PS said elves may have 1 jaffa for finding said lost jaffas xxxx

Miriam said...

Waving on Wednesday Sian, hoping your week is going along great. Jaffa cakes, I had forgotten about them! I'll put them on my shopping list immediately...
I love the scarf, I had a book about tying scarves for my birthday.

Becky said...

This did make me smile! Jaffa cakes don't need a sell by date! Although when we found a part opened pack under Ben's bed when he moved out and saw the date was over 3 years we didn't eat them lol!

Jo said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic weekend, hope you enjoyed the Jaffa Cakes :)

Gail said...

Sounds like a great weekend and a Little E bit thrown in. Hmmm, jaffa cakes - I think I know what they are but have to go double check, if I'm write John used to love them when we could get them M&S

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