Monday, 11 November 2013

Full-on Weekend

I was in my kitchen during yesterday's 11 am two minutes silence to honour our fallen in the world wars.

In my last post I mentioned that we were having a family weekend. It was a real treat to have both my offspring and one grandie, plus my son's partner at the table for Sunday lunch yesterday before everyone departed. I was exhausted after the mammoth cooking session, but so happy. As hubby said, it's lovely when they come and it's lovely (but bitter sweet) when they go and leave us to some peace and quiet. Anyway I was able to relax and think back over the other weekend highlights: Christmas shopping at Toys 'r Us because ours is close by and my daughter is a childminder with lots of kiddies to buy for; coffee with son and partner in their newly rented flat which still has full boxes of items to find homes for and little space left for them, but is turning into a cosy and comfy little nest; a bracing walk with our two dogs to the top of Hengistbury Head - at one point we had to put Rafi on his lead for fear he would run over the edge of the cliff, he was so excited.

Now it's been back to work with a vengeance. I haven't managed to get the laundry done because I am struggling with the words for a website with a very poor brief and an impossible deadline.

Sadly, I'm also thinking of my virtual friends in the Philippines and wondering how they are faring after the dreadful storm that has devastated the country.


Jenny Woolf said...

I too am constantly thinking of the Philippines. I hope you hear from your virtual friends. But I am glad you have had a good weekend with your family too.

aw said...

Can't imagine a walk on Hengistbury Head would be anything but bracing from our experience and that was when visiting in June. Wonderful views though and all that space to stretch your legs. Such a peaceful scene especially when compared to the devastation of the Philppines. We may have some weather but rarely anything to compare with that.

Jean Knill said...

Thank you Jenny and Ann. The Philippines situation seems to get worse and worse. Can't help wondering what dreadful happenings we'll hear about next.

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