Sunday, April 9, 2017

A bit of a do......

Pa will be 90 in a few weeks.
My brother and his wife are coming over from California for a couple of weeks, and family members from Liverpool and Kent and Warwickshire will be joining us for
a celebration on the Saturday.
Pa and Ma are not up to dinner out in the evening anymore, and anything fancy would make them uncomfortable, so we have planned a very low key get together in the working men's club that Pa used to go to for many years. It is two minutes away from where they live, there is parking, and it is a familiar environment for him.
We have hired it privately and there will be an open bar, a buffet, a cake, a couple of snooker tables, and all of us...........I do hope it all goes well and that he enjoys himself.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Afternoon delight......

No not that sort.

Earlier today I had a lovely 3 hour walk, and even though it rained towards the end I thoroughly enjoyed it, so I came home, had some lunch and then started reading the papers and doing the crossword. The mister was in the other room watching sport, and I settled myself cosily into the couch and after a while felt really tired and sleepy. I remember thinking 'ooh I would love to just close my eyes for 5 minutes' and then allowed myself to do so! which for me is really odd 'cos I don't do napping or sleeping in the day time. I always feel worse and not refreshed when I wake up.
Today though I had an awful dream...I was being attacked and although I was shouting for help nothing was coming out of my mouth....I'm sure this is a very ordinary and boring dream but it was terrifying! although in the end I did manage to knock unconscious the assailant with a very heavy yard broom, so go me!
I woke up feeling awful....how on earth is a quick nap supposed to refresh and recharge? doesn't
do it for me at all.

Friday, March 31, 2017

April in Paris......

All booked.....very much looking forward to walking and walking and being with my daughter.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A little now and then......

I don't do gardening really, and the relaxed look of our suburban lawn and borders can  testify that I do not lie, but a friend with a lovely garden told me to just think of tackling it in bite sized pieces, and to try and do just an hour a day, and accomplish something. So yesterday, assisted by my daughter, who came home for Mothers day (how lucky I am) we did some rather severe cutting back...or giving the plants and bushes a big haircut, as I like to think of it. We are not sure if we have done right or wrong but the one area we tackled looks better, and the branches we left  have two chances...will either flourish or be finished. Time will tell. Then today, as there was a little bit of sun for an hour I then spent time cutting up and bagging all the stuff we cut back yesterday. We do live in a semi mind you and the newly exposed fence right next to the house makes us feel a little overlooked...but who cares, we don't really get up to anything the neighbours would be shocked by!

And of course.....

Much as I would like to treat her to a swanky hotel...we have champagne taste and cider money.

Request.....

I'm thinking of going to Paris with my daughter for a weekend..any tips re accommodation?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Common sense and good will......

It took weeks and weeks and various emails and photographs, but they have cancelled the PCN.....and agreed that as I have the ticket and I  displayed it in good faith, they would cancel this one but maybe wouldn't be so considerate on the next occasion!