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Despite losing an hour's sleep at the weekend I am more than happy for British Summer Time to be in full swing. Although I think it's going to take a bit of time to get used to having dinner while it's still light outside as it feels a little odd and disorientating still. I'm looking forward to being able to enjoy what sunshine we get in the next few months, fingers crossed! It also means that the neighbourhood cats have started venturing outside more often which always makes me happy, especially when they're sat on our garden shed. 

This weekend was rather full of food which, in my opinion, makes one of the best weekends. My parents were here for a very brief visit with my nan and we hosted an afternoon tea. R made smoked salmon sandwiches and Mum made ginger and chocolate cake as well as freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam. YUM. Saturday evening we also had some friends round for tapas, cocktails and a general much needed catch-up. Because of our busy Saturday it meant I had a nice chilled Sunday filled with coffee strolls and reading on the sofa in the sunshine. R and I managed to make a little progress with our Edinburgh planning this weekend too, in as much as we have found a weekend that works with both of our schedules and have been having a look at Air B&B flats. Sunday evening was also the latest #popcornresistance twitter movie with Anna and Charlotte which is always so much fun. We watched Amelie, which is a movie that has been on my 'to watch' list for so long now and I don't know why it's taken me so long to get around to it.

It's been a good few weeks at work lately as I had my latest performance review which went really well, yay! As part of my job I have to do a fair amount of public speaking, which is something I used to dread and absolutely hated having to do. Now though I don't get so freaked out about it, I guess practice really does make perfect!

It was so much fun this month having Steve stay with us for a week, and our house is finally starting to get properly into shape so is much more guest friendly! While he was with us Steve did his best to persuade us to move out to California, but as tempting as almost guaranteed sunshine is I don't think he succeeded! At least not for a good few years, and we'll see what happens after that...

I finished my Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers recently which I'm really happy with. If you don't look too closely then they really don't look too bad, although maybe a little pyjama like with the pattern print! I took them out for their first public outing on Sunday when we went to get mochas in Canterbury, which is now my favourite way to spend a Sunday. I've already purchased some new fabric to make a second pair of trousers now that I've got to grips with the pattern and working out what all of the technical bits mean. Naturally I'll do a proper post about them soon! I have also been thinking of other projects I can get stuck into now that my sewing machine has a proper  space to live. I think I might give making a Roman blind a go as well as an eye mask for sleeping- which will be super useful as sometimes the streetlight shines through the break in the bedroom curtains. Roll on new projects!

Have you had a good month?

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