and it's all down to our marathon weekend.
Reduced to three once more - after a mid week flight took one of our number back to Scotland for the new term - we had planned ahead, with a box set of Game of Thrones for the Olds to watch while there was exam revision going on. Marathon Number One.
Then we remembered the actual marathon was on - in London, with real running and hard exercise and talent and heart warming moments - so we enjoyed that, for Marathon Number Two.
But the longest marathon of all was Number Three, which won't actually end until 9pm tonight (on the dot, not that she's counting or anything) belongs to The (Not So) Small One. Her Girl Guides are raising money for a local charity which supports the Homeless; and to boost funds this weekend, they have been holding a sponsored...
..Go Without Mobile Phones (and the rest). It's been a hard going, no phone, no laptop, no ipad, al;l devices banned, no communication kind of weekend
which ended with some back to basics games of draughts last night, then, while I knitted (rock on, socks!) and thought about old style correspondence.
I'd love to say my musings on letter writing were brought on entirely by the weekend lack of other forms of communication. But that wouldn't be entirely true. I'd already been following a trail I stumbled upon at the end of last week. Pocket Letters, anyone? I've been reading about them on the Pocket Letters blog and I could definitely be persuaded to give it a go: filling a page protector with all kinds of good stuff, writing a penpal letter and tucking it inside? Tempting, very tempting. Let's see how my week goes: I might have time to have a look at making one..
Last week Barbara, Jane, Fiona, Stacey, Deb, Helena, Eileen, Rachel B, Ladkyis, Ruth, Doris, Susanne and Alison all gave us a wave and a glimpse into how the week was starting out. Go on, wish 'em a good one!
And you have a great one, too