In one of the magazines my Mum reads, there is a guest columnist each week. At the end of the column, each guest makes a short series of statements - along the lines of: This week I've read..... This week I've been to..... So, I thought it might be fun to do the same - and to ask you to tell everyone what you've been up to! Here's my week:
This week I've ....
- the Queen's hat. It was a lovely turquoise colour. I couldn't actually see the Queen, because she's short and so am I - and there were a lot of people standing between us!
- an elderly gentleman standing next to me taking off his hat as the Queen walked by - it was such a lovely, old-fashioned thing to do - a sign of respect!
- part of the longest tennis match in history. It lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes and the score in the final set was 68-70. I didn't see the whole match - only about 5 hours of it. The atmosphere was fantastic!
- lots of books - some online and some in a bookshop. I read one book on my journey to and from work (you'll be pleased to know I don't drive to work ;-)) and I read a different book before I go to sleep and when I wake up. Just a couple of chapters. I've heard that digital books will replace paper books in the future - I hope they don't. I spend long enough each day looking at a screen.
- relaxing native American flute music at a pamper yourself evening
- a book by Georgette Heyer - an extremely popular author writing in the 20th century about Regency England. Her books have become a cult amongst university students.
- strawberries and cream: well, what else can you do on an English summer's day when Wimbledon is on?
So....how about you? Tell us about your week....
a guest columnist : someone who is invited to write a column in a newspaper or magazine
along the lines of: you use this phrase when you are giving a general desciption of what someone has said
to be up to something: in this case, doing. It can also mean secretly doing something that you should not be: "You're looking guilty. What have you been up to?"
pamper yourself evening/day: an evening when (usually) women get together, relax and try out different beauty treatments - like manicures or facials
Regency: a period at the beginning of the 19th century