Now…I’d hate you to think that I spent all my leisure time in Public Houses…
It’s full of railway memorabilia, and has a great atmosphere. I’m told that it has great beer too, but I stuck to Fentimans
Lunch with my lovely boys, fantastic.
My wonderful father-in-law, Pete, passed away on 1st January, after a huge stroke on 19th December. I can’t begin to articulate our shock, and how much we’re all going to miss him.
He was one of the finest people I’ve had the honour to know.
An absolutely fab day..still exhausted!
The best bit about the trip was spending time with my Pa…
…who really is having the time of his life.
As some of you know, Adam and I have made a few vain attempts to find the Roman villa at North Leigh. Hurrah – we managed it on Sunday (it’s not difficult, we’ve just been a bit clueless).
As you can see, those Roman chaps choose a rather nice spot.
It must have been quite a place in its heyday.
Sadly, we weren’t able to view the mosaic pavement, as the viewing windows have been vandalised.
Due to the power of the iPhone, Adam was able to pick up the football scores (0 – 6 to Huddersfield Town, so worth finding out).
I think it was all too much for my Ma…
…just like this little foal.
My dear Pa, has decided to sail around the UK this year. He has started a blog (with just a little help from moi), to record the great voyage.
If you’re interested, you can follow it here: http://ukcruise.blogspot.com
My Ma and Pa are absolutely fantastic. They are always happy to help us out. This weekend they came up to help us move the greenhouse from our neighbour, Elsie’s, garden into ours.
Here it begins, the eucalyptus is dead…long live the greenhouse!
The first stage was taking down a couple of fence panels.
Elsie and Brian, her gardener came out to point and laugh.
The Boy and my Pa started by taking the glass out of the frame.
Here is a picture of Billy, NOT helping…
…and one of my Ma washing the glass.
Sadly, the wind caught some of the glass and smashed it.
Ma and I laid it on the glass for safe keeping.
Mr and Mrs Marmalade Kiss happened to come out into their garden when the last few panels were coming off.
Mr MK was kind enough to come round and help move the frame…up, up and away!
Down into the garden at no 29.
Then back came in the glass.
Thank you very much to Ma, Pa, Elsie, Brian, Marilyn & David (for moving Elsie’s lilies), Mr MK and everyone at Evenlode DIY.