Have we all had a good week?
The weather has been a bit crap hasn’t it?! The only downside to living in the middle of the countryside is flash flooding of country roads! Boo! Luckily me and my cars can swim! Ha!
The beginning of the week saw me zooming off to the Newcastle Quayside to visit the Malmaison hotel. Home of chic luxury and amazing views! The ever awesome Daniella and I joined a handful of other fantastic, select, local bloggers for an evening of great good, great drinks and great chatter. I was sold when they offered me a non alcoholic cocktail that had popping candy in it….how could I not be impressed eh! Mr T was happy as we got mini pastries and cakes to take away with us.. he certainly enjoyed that midnight snack!
Skipping on to Friday, as I had a lucky escape from working with clients, I had a girls night in at my friends house as she wanted her hair stripping. It started out a very dark reddy brown and orange and as we finished stripping, dying and toning, it was a lovely mix of blonde and brown. She was a little bit shocked when I told her to wear a bin bag though!!!
Saturday was spent vegging out in the house. The Olympic torch was passing through my city and surroundings during the day so many roads were closed and re-routed so we just took to ground and avoided the furore! We did however have some fun with one of our cats, Barney. He was fascinated by a helium balloon we had in the living room so we loosely tied the string on to his collar and he spent hours just playing with the string to try and get the balloon. He even curled up to nap with it still attached. Please note we did monitor him to see if he was in any discomfort but it was on his collar and we were good to go.
Today, Sunday bloody Sunday was spent exploring. Mr Tramp and I are both really in to UrbEx and even though our mission today wasn’t overly urban,we took ourselves off in the rain to explore a local-ish disused rail viaduct and walk along it. It’s the 2nd largest in the country apparently! It was a great recon mission and we’ll be going back again in better whether as approaches were a bit tricky with the rain and boggy conditions!
As it is also fathers day today, we dropped round to call in on my Dad. He’s one of those tricky customers who doesn’t like sports or alcohol so that rules out quite a lot of “traditional” gifts on the highstreet. Dad had been hinting for a while that he’d love to get a bit more tech-savvy at home so we bit the bullet and bought him his very first laptop, a Toshiba Portege. Thanks to Mr T & I both being IT geeks by day, we picked a great piece for him to use. Extra kid brownie points for us too!