What a wonderful weekend. My wellies had several trips out and now look genuinely muddy. My coat/waterproof thing to sit on is also showing signs of being ill used and I am so thankful that Dad left his brolly behind when he visited last week. Several toddlers commented loudly, “Mummy/Daddy why is that lady using an umbrella as a walking stick?” I rarely stuck around to hear the answers, but it was probably because I was walking up the hill behind the grandstand and not coping well with it, my back having objected to sleeping on a lilo and sitting on hard floors with no support.
Anyway, I am now home, clean and using cutlery again. I did have to think about which hand uses which implement, but not for too long.
It was lovely to meet so many people on Sunday and my husband is very grateful to you for not abducting me. He was rather worried when I said I was going to meet some people I knew from t’internet.
More tomorrow – I am off to have some cake and custard.
PS I have just got the new broadband connection working with Linux! Hurrah, I am surfing ethically again.
I feel like a small child again: I have new wellies! They are shiny and navy blue, with bright red soles and buckles, rather retro looking. I wanted the tweed print ones, but there were none in my size. On balance, I think that is a good thing.
I had forgotten that feeling of pride in the shiny new boots and the contradictory feelings about the weather. I would love it to be warm and sunny in Cheltenham this weekend, but a little, tiny part of me wants there to be puddles to stamp about in.
Incidentally, we drove past Cheltenham yesterday and to the north there was a HUGE band of rain. If anyone has yet to pack, bring clothes for muddy days.
On a related matter, I did indeed take clothes to be washed at my sister’s house yesterday and made a welcome discovery: I had not thrown away my Greenbelt spending money, merely stuffed it into a trouser pocket on moving day. Hurrah, I will be able to patronise the bookshop after all. Things had been looking rather grim there for a while.
So, I am off to Greenbelt tomorrow. Back on Tuesday. Have a good weekend, or maybe I will see you there.