Monday, 25 January 2010

Family life

Like most families with teenage kids, we find ourselves enjoy different hobbies and interests. And whilst we all still very much enjoy each others company, there are times when we indulge in our different interests. Hubby and the young man are nuts about sport, but the dancing queen and I are not so keen. So on Saturday, whilst DQ was working at her Saturday job, Hubby and the young man took themselves off to watch their team win 2-1 - a rarity this season!


whilst I looked for my own green shoots of recovery in the garden. The garden needed a lot of tidying up and cutting back and I had a great time - although my hands and arms look as if I "self harm" now!!
These 2 beauties are from what I grandly call my "winter border"



Then on Sunday, whilst the dancing Queen danced all day, and the young man enjoyed a preview weekend of a sports channel on Freeview TV, hubby and I squeezed in a little walk around the garden centre.
The best bit for me though, was when we all met up at 4pm at the "all you can eat" Chinese Buffett, before we headed out to watch the Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey team (who unfortunately lost 5-2 to Hull), because we were all back together again, listening to the kids laughing and chattering away to each other. I like us to all do our own thing, but I do love it when we are all together.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

24 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

I love the plant with the deep purple berrys on, what is it? MadDad is looking forward to the minimads being a little older nad doing the football thing with them

Karen said...

Nice, nice family! And I LOVE all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurants. So glad you had such a great weekend, Diane!

elsy said...

thats the kind of weekend i like Diane..everyone does their own thing and then all come together to enjoy each others company...perfect...glad youre sorted re unis, hope we are too soon, the tension is getting to me!

Michela said...

Hi Mummy! Thank you so much for worrying about your Italian adoptive daughter! Love your unusual winter border! xxxxx

bad penny said...

umm, yes we seperate but I do love it when we are all back together again but I have never been to an ice hockey match !

Just about to watch Hustle - all together xx

dubgirl said...

We have always enjoyed spending time as a family, bit difficult to get time on my own at the mo as T is only 4.

dubgirl said...

PS - wanted to say you have been tagged over at my blog x

Menopausal musing said...

Can't wait to get out in the garden at this end. Incidentally, loved the comment re fitting my cat with a "catcam"........ His secrets would be out! :O)))

Shabby Chick said...

Oh dear, I think I just drooled at the thought of the all you can eat Chinese!!!!! I did laugh at the self harm!

Sorry I've not been by in so long xxx

Gilly said...

You enjoy it Diane, while the children are still at home! They soon fly the nest, and then it seems awfully quiet!

Rosie said...

Sounds like a relaxing weekend! I did a bit of clearing in the garden yesterday - still a lot to do but at least I've made a start:)

The Curious Cat said...

Family is so important - one of the most precious things in the whole world! I'm glad you get so much enjoyment from one another whilst you all still have your own interests! xxx

Julia said...

My goodness you have reminded me that I really ought to invest in a new pair of gardening gloves and get out and tackle the mess that is our garden!!

Glad you had a nice weekend, it sounds just lovely - used to enjoy a bit of the ice hockey myself a few years back!

Much love
Julia x x x

skippinginthemeadow said...

You write such lovely heartwarming posts :o)

xxx

sumea

JP said...

glad you had such a good time - together bit more important as they grow older!

photos and philosophy said...

Hello Diane, Just returning message because you commented on my blog which was nice because my visitors are few and far between. Wow your a dedicated 'blogstress' (woman who blogs, I'm claiming copyrights on that word!. will visit again.

Thankyou, Jacob.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

A lovely read!

Carolyn ♥

The Girl said...

GO HULL!!!

(I like that I can be competitive even when I have no interest whatsoever in the sport. It's still my home town!! And to be fair we got a thumping in the football this weekend from Man Utd so I guess we have to take our wins wherever we find them!)

Andi's English Attic said...

I just read your comment over at A Bun Can Dance and I have to tell you I snorted with laughter! I took my GCEs the same year and I bet my timetable is still around too!

Lisa said...

That's what it's all about isn't it.
Lisa x

Lalabibaby said...

Hi Diane ... thanks for joining in on my blogiversary music challenge and giveaway. Radio Luxembourg 208 .... tranny under the pillow .... waking up with flat batteries most mornings! I vividly remember listening in the early hours of 16th August 1977 to Tony Prince announcing that the King was dead ... and what a music legacy Elvis left ... I love his old stuff but don't really like the Las Vegas years. Nice to see some green shoots in your garden too .... mine looks like a boggy marsh after all the snow. We have clay soil and the water just lays on the top and now the dogs have romped up and down in it I can't wait for some dry weather and warm sunshine to dry it all out for the summer. x

Petit Filoux said...

That sounds all so lovely! It’s true, people have such different interests, what makes it so rewarding is when you can still find the time to enjoy things together

andamento said...

Your weekends always sound quite action-packed which is great.
An all you can eat Chinese meal sounds scrumptious, mmm.

Caroline said...

This is a truly heartwarming post! I love the idea of being able to do things separately at times, but of being so much together at the same time, a true family unit. I love the fact that you are all able to enjoy the small things in life and appreciate them for what they are.
Even the teenagers!