I was off work using up annual holidays and saw two localish organised geocaching events advertised and so we decided to join in. Doing these events would push me nearly to my 300th cache, and so we decided to pick up a few caches before the event so the event could be my 300th. I like my milestone caches to be a bit special and this way it was.
The first event was a geocache meet and chat event with a chance to see some amazing ideas for unusual caches, good grief no wonder we can struggle at times to find some of them, there were some very very clever ideas. We did a trail of seven caches on the way to this first event, a cache and dash series, hubby drove and I got in and out the car and picked them up, great teamwork....lol.
Anyway on to the second event, a take on a flash mob, they called this one a flask mob. I assume this was because the meet was to be on the beach, and the flask was to help warm us up. The meet was at a local piece of artwork, a mural of Robert Burns painted on the sea wall. The mural is 25 ft high and 16 ft wide. You can read about it here. Nicely tied in with it being Burns Night.
|Gran and Granddad celebrate our 300th cache with us
I went for a walk today, no set route just wander where ever I end up. On my walk I went past Burns Cottage, and this tickled my imagination. Wrapped for his birthday. There had been quite a few events over the weekend so I presume that is why it was wrapped.
|a large red ribbon for Burns Cottage
Not a very exciting day, but I did a baking, well I made one cake anyway. A malteser cake. A standard cake mix ( in this house made with canderel) with maltesers stirred through it and more spread along the top. Very yummy it was too.
|a malteser cake
Was a cold cold day.Snow showers was pretty much it for the day on and off. Strong driving winds made it so miserable this I never stepped out the door. But I did receive a lovely prize which helped to cheer my day. I won this a wee while ago in a competition run by a fellow blogger, Jaime, that one or two of you may know but due to circumstances beyond any ones control it has just arrived. The company were amazing, not only did they double up all the candles, sprays and colour your own stocking that were in the original box, they sent me out two full boxes. How lovely of them. The actually box itself is amazing, strong and beautifully decorated.
|a lovely prize
Today we went to visit Son No1. The outside lane on the motorway was rather slushy but apart from that the journey was uneventful. We had taken spare jackets, a sleeping bag, a flask of bovril, bottles of water and some snacks all in reach on the back seat just in case. Luckily none were needed and there was less snow over the east coast than what we had.My new boots got a chance to walk through the snow.
|snow on the Ochil hills
Went for a walk while I was in the town anyway, no where nice to walk locally. This is a reflection taken in a back shop window along the river just a feet away from the centre of the town.
This week for DH it has been about trying to get the kitchen back to something like normal. Right now my freezer is still in the kitchen doorway as there is no where else for it to stand whilst hubby sorts the wall and floor behind the cupboard we had to move. The wall was all holes, cracks and filthy, and there was not laminate flooring underneath. He filled in all the holes, cleaned it all in preparation as the rest of the kitchen was decorated only a few weeks back he has papered the bit that will now be seen and painted the rest white. He also found a few spare pieces of laminate in the loft and filled in the gap meaning the whole floor is on the one level.
|the wall behind the cupboard
A varied week this week, what have you been up to?