So, come on Monday: what have you got for us? Autumn? Please tell me it's autumn! I'm in a making, reading, curling up on the sofa mood today and who can ever feel guilty about that when there are swirling leaves to watch through the window and blackberry crumble to dream about for tea?
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Our weekend? This was our first child-free one, though we did have the pleasure of an hour of our girl's company as she returned from student land for a belongings smash and grab. She took a hot water bottle and a winter coat, which was sensible given the number of hours we have spent in contact with the heating engineer in the last week. It's not good when your boiler has water in it, right? She seems to be having a good time despite the chill and the no-show of the broadband man. There is always Internet of Mum and Dad, which is a bit like Bank of Mum and Dad, except that somebody has to go out for more printer paper when she's finished.
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But that was okay! We had to go shopping for a new phone for Granny anyway. Long story short: too many engaged tones, we could hear her sometimes, she couldn't hear us at all, the panic button wouldn't work, the BT man couldn't come until Monday. We made an emergency run yesterday with a new phone in case that helped. But she was fine. Everything seemed back to normal. And I came away with a surprise gift of a copy of Mary Jane Mucklestone's Fair Isle Style. Granny has no internet. It's not my blog she's reading. It must be my mind.
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We meandered home - kid free means we get to choose the route - and we ended up driving through a little country town which the road used to skirt years ago, but which is now, with the opening of the new by-pass, not part of our city to country route at all. It turned into an interesting first. We both remember this place from our childhoods; but we had, of course, different memories, different stories to tell, so that we were each hearing new snatches of our previous lives about a place we had both known back then. Does that make sense? It made for a backwards and forwards kind of an afternoon; and when that happens it's always good to go home, make a big mug of coffee, and talk about what we're going to do next...
Hope you have a good week! Anything new over the weekend for you? Maybe you'd like to make a memo? You'd be very welcome! Last week Alexandra, Helena, Eileen, Jane, Mitra, Maggie, Deb, Ladkyis and Karen gave us a taste of what was new down their way. Go on, give 'em a wave! And if you'd like to join in, an hello here is much appreciated as I'm as much in need of a gentle shove into the new week as anybody else! Have a good one!
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