Monday, 29 February 2016
I've had a super weekend. First I took trains to stay with friends near Eastbourne, and it was good to catch up with them as I haven't seen them since they came to George's funeral in September 14. On Sunday morning I was back on the train, hoping to get to Worthing, but had to change onto a bus at Brighton because of the dreaded engineering works.
Heavenly it was, built in the 16th century and still has lots of original features. We had a room to ourselves that comfortably fitted the 15 of us. The food was good, and so was the conversation. Afterwards we looked around the garden and peeped in the windows of the indoor swimming pool that has been added at the back. One lucky couple who came all the way from Wales had booked in for a 2 night stay.
We had all chipped in for Hazel's present - a helicopter flight over the coast and the South Downs that she can now cross off her bucket list. She was quite overcome as you can see in the photo.
Sunday, 21 February 2016
On Friday, we celebrated my daughter's birthday in style at the Rancho American Steakhouse at Poole Quay. The food was great and everyone had a good time.
It was my third outing of the day, following a lovely morning walk in the winter sunshine on Sandbanks Beach, and an afternoon of singing at Hamworthy library. I loved it all but I'm still so tired, and I can't get my head around work this weekend.
Saturday, 13 February 2016
So that was a problem easily solved. We'd already had one person to look at the job but he never came back with the quote he promised. They are all swamped with work because of the storm damage. My fence panels are ok and I don't suppose the repair work would be lucrative. But it's in the interests of my neighbour as well as me to get it done, and I will pay him cash, so everyone will be happy.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Tomorrow the family are off to London for another long weekend. They won't be back till Monday, which will seem strange as I've got so used to having them around all the time. I've invited a friend to come and stay for the weekend so I won't be alone. She was recently widowed and is very stressed by all the arrangements she needs to make for her own solitary life, so it will be good for her to get away from her home for a bit.
Everything seems to be changing at the moment. The one constant is the dogs. I shall have to walk them on my own this weekend as my friend will not be up to it.
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