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MIMM – another weekend, another party

Hi all. Happy Monday.

This weekend Ben turned 30. After the Surprise party last weekend we had another full weekend of celebrations 🙂 Once with the gym crew, and a family meal.

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MIMM – My excellent weekend

I have just had the most excellent weekend – so i just had to share it on My MIMM post

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Ben has a big birthday next weekend, I’ve had in my mind an idea for a surprise party for the last two years – yes years! – and it all came together.

As if that wasn’t enough, I attended a second surprise party (and made the cake) and spent 4 hours taking part in a ‘Get in the Picture’ nativity scene with Exeter Vineyard Church – what more could a girl ask for???

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MIMM: Murder Mystery Weekend

I’ve had a couple of quiet weekends, but this is where it all kicks off 🙂

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This weekend I hosted a Murder Mystery with my sister and her hubby, and our friends.

MIMM, Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery

From left, Rev Will Beedone, Misty Visions, Ford Escort, Dr Fumbles, Cinders and Dee Minor.

I contacted Lynda at Murder Mystery Store in advance of our party – and she was really helpful.  The great thing about the boxset is that it’s a flexi set – the murderer is chosen on the night, so you can reuse it – as long as you don’t remember the guilty/innocent answers to the questions 🙂  But with 6-14 players, we can play again and not have to reuse any of the characters 🙂

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Fitness Fiesta: Beaumont House Nov ’14

Yep, we’ve done it again. We’ve been for a weekend at Fitness Fiesta – a full weekend of exercise classes.

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This autumn session there isn’t a weekend in Bristol – our nearest venue. It was a toss-up between Beaumont House in Windsor, or Hinckley Island In Leicestershire.

We had a 3 hour journey to get to Windsor so we set off shortly after breakfast. One day I will learn not to leave packing to the last minute – this weekend was not that day!


The White House

On arrival I was surprised how huge the hotel was – more like a complex of rooms and corridors.

We arrived and found a fairly long queue at reception – I wasn’t prepared for this as at Bristol we turned up after the first class had started. They were taking money for lunch vouchers on Saturday, but, as we later discovered, they didn’t appear to have any change. 2 meal tickets at £7.50 each, I handed over £20 and after a 5 minute wait I got 10 x 50p coins.  At least I got my change 🙂

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MIMM: last minute plans

Isn’t it great when last minute plans come together 🙂

I had a day off on Friday, more of that to come later in the week.

I had an outline of my weekend in mind. I knew that Ben was going to watch a football match on Saturday, so I planned some shopping.  I knew Ben was working on Saturday night, so I knew he would be sleeping on Sunday and I would have to entertain myself.


We were supporting the inlaws in the Village Panto – Panto at the OK corral – Ben won a tin of prunes in the raffle.  Many would think this was a booby-prize, but I was pleased 🙂 Our friends were also there. Chatting I said I was at a lose end the next day, and Sharon invited me shopping with them. I jumped at the chance.

We stayed with Ben’s parents overnight.  Ben made me coffee – by the bucket load.  After all that he found his Mum’s hula hoop – well, I had energy to burn!!

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MIMM: Jamathon and celebrations

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It’s Monday, and therefore I’m going to do a recap of my Marvelous weekend. A bit like a diary, I love this chance to reflect on my weekend at the start of the new week.

I was given this bag on Monday morning when out shopping – it pretty much described my state of mind for most of the weekend 🙂

104_0229On Saturday we had a 4 hour Jamathon – Les Mill’s BodyJam for 4 hours! With a pink theme for Breast Cancer Campaign.

Jamathon CollageDo you like out matching outfits? So proud of Ben for getting into the spirit.

I iced my knees when I got home, followed by a soak in the bath with magnesium salts.  I wasn’t sure it would help – but the next morning when I got up, everything was sore and stiff, APART from my knees – WIN for the ice!!

Can you spot us?

Can you spot us?

The Leisure Centre really got into the spirit 🙂 And we raised over £1000 for Breast Cancer Campaign.

Jamathon 2 CollageThe event was sponsored by Martial Arts 4 Fun TAGB Tae Kwon-do.  The pink themed food also went down really well in the breaks – got to keep the energy up somehow.

When we got home, I transformed myself into a human again for a 40th Birthday party at a friend’s house – the theme was slippers and sparkles a very well considered theme after the day’s exercise.

I took a ‘chop salad’ (makes me think of pork chops – but in fact chopped veggies) to add a healthy element to the bring and share.

40th CollageThe clocks went back an hour overnight, which gave us an extra hour in bed – oh thank goodness for that!!!

I was up in time to ice the chocolate cake I made the day before to take to a post-dedication party.

I woke Ben, he went off to get the car from the previous night, and we were on our way to church.

Have I explained myu first visit to Exeter Vineyard three weeks ago? I went not knowing anyone or what to expect, and who should I see in the congregation but a girl I went to school with.  We are ‘friends’ on Facebook, along with most of my year at school, but I hadn’t seen her since GCSEs at 16 years old.  She was there with her new husband, and 9 month old son.  Well, Ollie was dedicated this weekend – and we were kindly invited round for sandwiches afterwards.

babydedicationThey put on a good spread – sandwiches, meats, olives, tomatoes and feta, along with strawberries and blueberries, some pastries, and lots of food that kept coming out of the oven.

As I mentioned, I took my now famous chocolate cake – simply decorated with white chocolate.

Dedication CollageI knew that another guy from School was going to be there with his wife and son – only when I saw them did I realise that I went to college with his wife.  It’s amazing how small the world seems sometimes.

We had a lovely time, and left on the promise of a proper catch up soon.

Ben had to work early on Sunday night, so I decided to get to work on stripping the wallpaper in our living room.  Now, normally I wouldn’t do this until I had decided on a wallpaper to replace it – but for some reason I decided I was just going to get stuck in!

You can just about see that I have revealed the message ‘love you Marlon’ – I suspect there is an ‘I’ that is yet to be revealed.

diy CollageHere is a snapshot of some of the other food that I have eaten this weekend – a breakfast bagel with egg and cheese – inspired by Kath Eats.  A protein chocolate and banana smoothie to power me through the Jamathon; tea and a Quest bar at the end of the Jamathon to stop me from eating the entire kitchen; a small bowl of salad and smoked salmon to fill a gap before our party; a soya cappuccino I had before the Jamathon.

food collageWhat did you get up to this weekend?

What sporting things have you done for charity – marathons, danceathon etc

Favourite Quest bar flavour?

MIMM: weekend celebrations

I’ve just had a marvellous weekend catching up with my school friend, so I had to write my Marvelous in My Mondays post – reflecting on a weekend with great friends.

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Saturday kicked off as always with BodyCombat. It was a haaard session, we pushed it to the max.  Back home for a quick shower before we were on our way to Bristol to catch up with my very good friend from school.

We spent some time chatting and catching up with all the gossip in our lives before we took a walk into town.  We stopped at this fabulous little cafe on St Nicholas Street called the Playground Coffee House.

As you can see we sat on swings suspended from scaffolding poles.  There was a stash of board games on the side of the table and we had a round of Dirty Minds while we drank our tea and coffee.

Dirty Minds

Dirty Minds

The coffee was good, and the tea was looseleaf –  but you’ll have to wait until Wednesday for that.

We decided that we would have a look round the St Nicholas Market before we headed back to get ready for a night out.

Bristol with friends

Bristol with friends

You wouldn’t believe I’d been woken by the rain the night before, would you?!

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MIMM: a birthday party and feeling poorly

I wasn’t going to write this because I’ve been a bit under the weather, but I had a good weekend, so it’s good to reflect and share.

Welcome to Monday!

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