Six important things that make me happy!
- my wonderful son. I love him to bits. Hello over there in Oz.
- my wonderful husband. I love him to bits . Even though he supports Man Utd.
- my wonderful mum. I love her to bits. Hello over there in Windermere.
- my favourite aunt. I love her to bits. Hello over there in York.
- my wonderful friends: I am so lucky to have you there- all over the world.
- wine. A toast to all of you.
We are having a great time in Seattle. I could live here no doubt about it. After one day I am totally in love with it. As teenager would say, it rocks.
Green, spacious, colourful. Very clean. No litter. Everywhere well kept and tidy. Lovely shops. Today we went to Redmond town and Woodinville. We ate lunch at Ruby's diner, and had coffee in Starbucks ( pike place blend of course), shopped in the Whole Food Market ( what an amazing place- I could stay in there for hours and hours). I went to the bath and body works and bought loads and loads of lovely things ( it is so inexpensive in there I can never believe it....). I love their warm vanilla sugar range.
I went into the White and Black store and bought some leggings to slouch about it. We looked in a shop called Chico's : it has some great stuff in there and I will be back.
We also went to a garden centre called Molbak's. It is huge and so beautifully merchandised. It seems folks are very into gardening here. The gardens everywhere are lovely to look at.
Tonight we are having a barbecue. The weather is warm, and the garden is lovely to sit out it. First glass of wine being lined up ( as you can see the food poisoning is a distant memory). Chops, ribs and sausage from the Whole Food Market. Does life get any better?
(PS- if you are not partisan to any sporting team, please pray,cross fingers or whichever of your customs helps in times of crisis..........Newcastle United need your support tomorrow. If we lose,we will be relegated. I will be watching on cable here in Seattle.