Saturday we had a long lie-in before breakfast around 1pm. Kind of disturbing having Ian making the first coffee of the day and still being more compos mentis than I was. Then I let Mike head off to the gym and the office and went home to read Chalet School books all afternoon, and make far too much dinner for me and Richard. Very cheating food, though nice. And I made a dent in the washing up while it was cooking, which was just as well, as it's been trying to take over the kitchen all week, and even the heroic attempt Richard had already made on it hadn't done much to improve matters overall. And then we went to the Old Spring to join Kate who'd been nagging everyone to come along. I nearly wimped out since I was a bit tired, but I'm glad I didn't, since then I would have missed the elaborate surprise which Kate had been planning. It's nice to go to the pub and find someone who you didn't expect to be around there: rather more so if you thought they were still in Australia! Absolutely lovely to see Sue, and hilarious watching as other people trickled along and almost all of them pulled very similar faces to mine. And we all had fun apparently, despite the price of drinks.
I had another heroic lie-in today and got up even later: after rjk had gone out walking. Currently eating a peculiarly cosmopolitan lunch (samosas, prawn crackers and coleslaw, washed down with sugar-free redbull) and the washing up is defeated. And hopefully later Ian, Mike and I can find a fourth for soe bridge. In the meantime I propose to chill out and just enjoy it being Sunday afternoon.
And last but not least: Happy Birthday Jon and Karen. Hope you both have a lovely day.