Monday started as usual with me at my desk at 06h30 ~ thankfully Connor was not writing an exam so I could leave home and get to the office before I had to attend a session in our auditorium. I spent the rest of the day in Sandown at a meeting and then battled the traffic home at 16h30.
Tuesday ~ I had an appointment with the branch manager at Benmore Gardens to do preparation for a hearing. I got there early as usual and went to the coffee shop next door to the branch and enjoyed wonderful coffee and some French toast. I then met my precious friend Roz for lunch at Rocket in Rivonia ... we had an absolutely divine chicken salad followed by a decadent hot chocolate ... the waiter brought a glass mug with 3 flake's in it and a jug of hot milk which you then pour over the chocolate ~ Never had something like that before ~ It was YUMMY!!!!
Wednesday ~ I met my friend Niven (he used to work in the bank) for breakfast at Tasha's in Rivonia ... he now works at U-Bank in Sunninghill so this was very central (well it would have been had I any appointments at my Sandton Branches!!!!). I got there at 06h30 and they were open so I logged onto my laptop and had a really welcome cuppa coffee and Niven joined me at 7. We had a wonderful hour catching up with each other ~ This is the first time this year that we managed to co-ordinate our diaries. I then went through to Westgate to do interviews.
Saturday was our monthly Scrap Addicts get-together and this month our friend Tanya Singleton hosted us at her beautiful home in Eldoraigne. I started the day REALLY early ... I was up at 5 and switched on the oven, jumped in the shower and got ready then baked some cheese muffins. I was clever and laid out the ingredients the night before ...
|And the first batch is in the oven.|
|Ali, Linda and Tanya|
|Leonie and Lynette|
Tanya has taken up cake baking and these gorgeous little Hello Kitty's were for cupcakes that had been ordered for a party. These amazing bees were for an emergency order for a 1 year old birthday party ... she is incredibly talented.
We had a wonderfully relaxed day filled with creativity, great food and as usual amazing company.
Sunday morning was grocery shopping and when I got home I had a massive headache so I spent the rest of the day languishing on the couch and all too soon it was time to go to bed ... that was of course after I had enjoyed Strictly Come Dancing and Downton Abbey.