Apologies for absence. So much going on. I am shot through with admiration for people who manage to blog through life circumstances or when they are just plain busy. Witness Tracing Rainbows gamely blogging on the run in to her daughter’s wedding, when she was insanely busy. The advantage, of course, of blogging in this time being that this is a great way to remember great events.

I take a slightly different approach when I am overwhelmed. I pull my knees up under my chin and rock a bit until it goes away. Not so helpful in Aldi, I will give you that. 
So in the spirit of putting great events on the Internet in order to keep a record of great events, I give you, in no particular order…the week past

  • The shower broke, I couldn’t find the bath plug.(Under my nose the whole time apparently) I was forced to use daughter’s Pug-Plug. While I bathed and the pug in the lifebelt bobbed about by my feet, I wondered whether Grace Kelly had ever bathed like this. I decided, probably not. 
  • FOW1 got his uni results. He got a First which has made us very proud. He has decided against doing a Masters this year mainly due to lack of funding but also because he might want to do it at another university. Ah, young people. The more sharp witted amongst you will have realised that this meant driving to York to pick him up and bring him and all his possessions back to the bosom of our home. Just to let you know that everything horrific they say about student house is correct and then some. Eight young men in the same house. At least a bad as you would expect.
  • We now need to complete arrangements to go back to York again to see him get his scroll thingy. You can go off a place you know.
  • We took delivery of a huge bag of relatives from the North. Always a pleasure – never a chore. I did tea for ten on the Saturday, we got back from York. I won’t win me any Delia Cook of the Year awards but , everyone seemed to enjoy it and nobody was clutching their belly overnight.
  • Went to the pictures. Nothing too deep – Jurassic World. Quite Loud. Very good though, if a bit squelchy in parts. I always feel sorry for the pig they are dangling over the dinosaur pit. Also, as an aside, I think a lot of the unpleasantness of the Jurassic films could be avoided by upping the security checks of the people working in the laboratories. There is always someone in there either selling secrets, combining the wrong genes in a forbidden experiment. Just a bit of advice for you if you are thinking of setting up any kind of genetically modified dinosaur theme park.


  1. June 28, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    Thanks for the mention! I think that I am not so much insanely busy as just insane.
    Good to read your review of jurassic world. Bob wants to see it, I am not bothered! Well done on producing genius child. At least degree ceremonies do not require wearing of stiletto heels or fascinators [thats for the mother, not the graduating son!] I do love the Pug Plug. Better to not bathe like Grace Kelly than to not shower like Janet Leigh. Just seen weather forecast for this week. Looks like South West is going to be Very Warm. I have only just worked out where I am on the weather map. Keep cool and calm, my friend. Blessings xx

  2. June 29, 2015 / 7:12 am

    Grandson doing much the same, got a First, now considering moving to another Uni for Masters etc etc. What do grandmothers wear to Grad ceremonies, I ask?? Don't think jeans will be considered suitable.

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