This weekend I have just been Me. I've not been Mum, I've not been Mrs Bea, I've not been a daughter......I've just been Me. I've been a friend, I've been a Valued Guest, I've just been Me.
I've somehow managed to get through my 40 odd years, without being truly indulged, I now know how it feels to be thoroughly indulged! This weekend, my Very Good Friend took me to The Vineyard in Berkshire.
The surroundings were glorious......
We sat in front of the roaring fire, drinking champagne and eating smoked salmon sandwiches.....
We chatted and laughed... We had Spa Treatments....We ate wonderful food...We drank some more....(the gap was where our wine bottle used to live!)
We chatted and laughed.......the hours passed by, so, so quickly.
That night we were treated to the most spectacular night sky, so many thousands of twinkling stars, a reminder to us both, how the most simple things, can give as much pleasure as fine wine and good food!
Apparently, I've been a very good friend, I've given a listening ear, a hand to hold, a hug when needed. This was a Thank You. A Very Big Thank You. I know how lucky I am. I know many people, never get to experience such things and I feel oh, so grateful...Thank You Dear Friend!
I returned home to my family, my lovely family. The uniforms had been ironed (and put away!!!). The children were happy, two whole PJ days, watch what you want on TV, eat what you want.....what's not to be happy about!
On closer inspection......Mr Bea didn't have any clean clothes to wear for work tomorrow, there was nothing in for dinner or packed lunches next week! "I didn't think" said Mr Bea, with a laugh, as he rushed out to the local garage (the supermarkets all closed!).
Oh well, back to reality, it was great while it lasted....the washer is on....now where's your homework Little Bea, you have a project to hand in tomorrow..........
Hope you all had a good weekend too!
Ada :) x