In contrast to the previous weekend, this weekend was just about perfect.
Wonderful weather was a good start, of course, but everything else seemed to be excellent too. Trimming my dad's hedge was the first job, but he had a electric trimmer that just made it fun rather than hard work.
The new tent went up really easily and we can't wait to try it for real. Custard got all excited when he saw it - he loves going camping, I guess it is the sort of outdoor life he is made for. Unless it is the daily trips to the butchers that really does it for him. Either way, he loved the new tent.
Had a great barbeque on Sunday too. The weather was blazing hot and we had far too much food. We had pork chops, sausages and spicey chicken wings. It was the wings that did it - we totally under estimated the number of wings in each pack, but who can complain about that, eh?
I also got some time playing guitar - I hope to get some songs written down in the coming months. They vary in style - old fashioned heavy rock (surprise surprise), a power ballad, a really gloomy one or two and even an Irish jig that has been rattling in my head for years (literally!). It will be good to get them nailed down, maybe even recorded! Who knows?
I have also been re-vamping some of my toy soldiers for games set in King Arthur's Britain. These will be fun, watch out for photos and stories of Arthur defending his realm...
While looking for a video for my comment on Abby's blog, I found this - with the Euro 2012 soccer tournament coming up, I think it is perfect...