Feet haven’t touched…

 

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Busy days here.   Since last Thursday, when I gathered up a few of my journals and mini books to take for a couple of demonstrations, there’s been rather more fun than work, I’m glad to say.

 

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Where there was work to be done, there were rather more hands than usual to share it.  Quite often, it was accompanied by a chorus from South Pacific or similar.  With all the doors and windows open, we probably entertained the whole village!

 

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My Hero’s birthday last weekend meant a houseful,  but these were happy days spent around the kitchen table doing crosswords with a glass of something interesting on hand.

 

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Occasionally we left the house for a breath of fresh air.

 

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Enjoying the beautiful scent of sweet peas on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

 

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Of course, there was also birthday “cake”, built in a tower so high it toppled over and needed constant attention and “tidying up”.  Thankfully, there was plenty of help with that task, too!

 

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Having said our goodbyes on Wednesday afternoon, normal routine began again yesterday, with a work meeting in another interesting place.

 

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And WI last night was fun with a fascinating talk by the ladies from the Canal Trust who told us about the lives of the women who lived on the narrowboats.

 

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They brought a marvellous collection of traditional craftwork with them too.  That got a few fingers itching, I can tell you Winking smile

 

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Today, we are home alone and the house is quiet.  Our family and friends are at home too: John in Melbourne, Sandy in Hobart, Edward in London and Amy in Devon.  Only Sam and Elise are still travelling, somewhere in Norway, by now, perhaps.

I think I really have lost all my excuses for not putting all my journals back where they belong.

Or?

Belt and braces

The times, they are a-changin’