This week has been filled with happy days. A cheery happy week.
Happy days each starting with driving into work with Mr Teenager who has been on work experience at the Cathedral. Precious, rare time with him, witnessing another phase of his life. He has proved to be a hard worker, polite and has had fun with the various departments he has worked with. Now, one thing he was privileged to do was go up on some scaffolding to the top front of the Cathedral (the tower tours take you to a smaller area at the back of the Cathedral). So are you ready for a very rare view, that only a few are able to see? Luckily he took his phone with him to take some photos and this one I just had to share with you.
Peterborough is spread before the Cathedral. Below to the left is the top of Knights Chamber, in the centre you can see the Norman arch that takes you through to the Cathedral, and in front of this is Cathedral Square with St John's. He's done well hasn't he?
With Mr Teenager being in work I was behaving better as he made me take my lunch breaks! We went on great walks together all over the place and had little picnics. Being 15 you still get the occasional grunt but I realised as the fortnight went on just how much he has grown up. He was now teaching ME things! One of the walks we took early on was to the river that I didn't even know was there! From here you can see the whole of the Cathedral from the side. This shot also shows just how high up he was. Look to the left of the building, the top, that's where he was! You can just make out the scaffolding (good job I didn't know when they were about to take him up!)
Our walks began to be regularly heading towards the river. Full of life from wildlife and canal boat owners...I was in heaven!
How I would have loved to own this bike, chained it up, moored the boat and gone for a refreshing drink at a local pub. Just dreams at the moment.
The canal boat owners all looked so happy and there was constant movement as they headed up and down the river, just relaxing and taking their time in their un-rushed lives.
Around and about there were dozens of swans. Beautiful, elegant and happy for us to approach them. They were all over the river.
We fed them, got hissed at a couple of times, but felt so brave for being up close to them.
Each day the sun got stronger and stronger and the heat and humidity are now upon us. We have a heat wave coming - oh dear, I know how I hate those! How I would love instead to just sit in the shade under one of these weeping willows, dip my toes in the water and dream of my canal boat!
It's been such a special two weeks, the first tiring and the second reflective, but spending time with my first born has been extra special. And to end this time together and his hard work, it's BBQ time!
And this week, not hooky and tea at the table, but a nice family meal of BBQ'd meats, cous cous and potato salad.
Thanks Mr Teenager, you have made your mother so proud!
Thank you for all your comments last week and welcome, welcome, welcome to my lovely new followers! I am answering any comments via email in future as I'm finding this a little easier time wise, so I apologise if you are a 'no reply' blogger as I can't acknowledge your beautiful comments as my words disappear into the 'ether'! So I'll say thank you now for your encouraging words xx
Right, back to normal next week and Mr Teenager back at school. Normal service will be resumed and more trips are currently being planned...and new projects with my crochet hook!! Have a wonderful, sunny, weekend and I'm looking forward to catching up on what you are all doing in Blogland xx
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