Come along for the ride!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Busy busy busy

Joseph is currently experiencing the delights of being on holiday from school. M has taken most of this week off to spend with him.

Day 1 of half term consisted of:

Early train to London

  • breakfast near London Bridge
  • entire morning exploring the HMS Belfast
  • tube and short walk to Aldwych to meet me for lunch
  • bus ride across Waterloo bridge to catch a train from Waterloo
  • home.

By the time I came to give him a bath, he was absolutely wasted and could hardly stand up due to being “so tired”. We tucked him into bed, I gave him a cuddle and he was out like the proverbial light!

Over dinner, M and I discussed how bloomin’ expensive holiday times are. You don’t need to get on a plane to Europe for a week or two for holidays to be expensive. Just doing the above soon adds up.

Talking of European holidays, I would just like to say how nice it was to catch up with friends we made whilst in Greece earlier this year. Joseph was thrilled to see his chum Peter again as were we to see Jean and Chris.

My lamb shank with pearl barley, carrots and mash seemed to go down rather nicely, as did the wine brought by our guests.

We then thought it would be rather nice to go for a walk across the common and feed the ducks. Well, it was rather nice; right up to the point where the heavens opened and we all got soaked to the skin; literally.

Not sure our guests felt entirely comfortable in our spare clothes but dammit, they looked good!

As always, it’s not so much the getting wet walking home – it’s the fact that it stops raining and the sun comes out just as you get indoors!


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