Hello Frugellers !
It's been nearly a week since I blogged and I hope some of you missed me !
We've been extremely busy here, both workwise and socially.
Socially, we have had lots of visitors throughout the week and have remind ourselves how important people are and that we shouldn't resent them because we are busy. Visitors make us stop and rest, they make us sit back and appreciate what we have, they ask questions that make us think of why we do things and indeed IF we should do things. In fact Visitors are ESSENTIAL. One set of visitors that was particularly welcome was young friends over from Australia. The son of dear friends of ours, he emigrated to Australia and is now married with three delightful children. They live in Melbourne and see little of the country, so it was nice to introduce them to chicks and baby rabbits and lambs.The weather was glorious then. I suspect they will be finding it cold now as we have had continuous rain and wind for the past 24hours. ( Glad the paddock is finished)
On Saturday night myself, my youngest daughter and my two granddaughters went to a (family) hen party at a friend's house. She will be having a boozy, around town hen party with her contemporaries at a later date! This is not to say that this party was alcohol free! Oh no ! EGD was on the big white phone to God later! YGD, age 7, said afterwards that she liked a girls-only party because you didn't have to wonder what the boys were thinking !
On Sunday, after a quick Lidling, we visited a canal festival at a nearby town, where the boat that our canal society has bought was having its first showing. As Adam was with us for the weekend, he came too and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and being a friendly sort enjoyed the attention he received from members of the society.
After taking Adam home on Sunday night we joined friends a few miles away for the evening.
Yesterday, Monday was GRANDCHILDREN DAY.
In the morning we went to watch YGD in her first one day Event. She and her pony did well, coming 6th in the dressage and with clear rounds in her other two events.
In the afternoon I went with YD to help EGD clear the jungle that is the garden of her (soon to be) new home.
In the evening, again with YD ,we went to the pub that GS is working in as a barman. There had been a beer festival and he wanted us the see where he was working and his Grandad to taste some of the beers. The pub, which is in a pretty remote village is very old and has not been "improved" in any way. great place, how pubs used to be.
We are just back from the pub again (it's 11.45) and we saw PRICKLY PETE in the headlights !! We are so pleased as we haven't seen him since we let him go a few weeks back.
I was going to write something about he garden and the frugal challenge that is my fridge at the moment, but I'm K*******d so I'm off to bed and will post again tomorrow.
Love to Foggy and see you soon
Sleep tight All