Grey, drizzly Easter Monday – not spring-like at all. It’s about this time of year that I ‘o-d’ on chocolate and vow never to eat any again!
Youngest nephew, aged 5 yrs, just called Husband a ‘Banker’, maybe heard something like that yelled by my Youngest Son during the Arsenal football match yesterday. Nowadays I think being called a banker is far more insulting than being called a *anker!!
Nearly met my maker this morning when Youngest Son tried to turn right down a no entry road and whilst re-aligning the car to go down the correct road he failed to give way to oncoming traffic, namely a Jag…..Son said “do not shout, I knew what I was doing”, I replied luckily for all of us the Jag driver’s second guessing skills were up to speed and he seemed to understand why there was a Polo on his side of the road. He gave me a knowing wave and smile as we passed!
|August 1999 – Cornwall for Total Eclipse|
We are now all off to see the film, The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists, under the pretext that our young nephews will enjoy it but really because we are an immature family who love a bit of film screen fun and have planned their trip to stay with us to coincide with the film being screened locally. Annoyingly I have had to pay £3.20 for 3D glasses as the ones we had been keeping seem to have disappeared. I was so pleased with myself for managing to rescue them after our last trip to a 3D film however clearly someone else (Russian cleaner) was not so clear as to why I was keeping 6 pairs of plastic glasses and they have no doubt gone down the recycling route. I also have kept the eclipse glasses that I bought when we had the last total eclipse, 11th August 1999, we had just bought our house in Cornwall and were all so excited that it was the best spot to view the eclipse. Ridiculous glasses were purchased and on the day it clouded over and we saw nothing, with or without the clouds I am not sure we would have seen much through those pieces of plastic! However the glasses are stored away safely for the next one which I think won’t be in my lifetime so I need to explain to Russian cleaner that glasses are a necessity and need to be handed out to each member of my family on 23 September 2090! (Maybe 3D glasses for son learning to drive & Eclipse ones for me as instructor, in the meantime!)
P.S. For all those readers who were in their 20′s in the early 80′s, we can look forward to the release of the novel, Can we still be Friends?, on Wednesday. Written by Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue, (when did she find time??) it is about 3 girls who are best of friends and are just leaving uni and embarking on life. Lots of parallels for those of us who now have daughters at uni, like me, or were embarking on grown up life in the early 80′s!
Can someone send me a review, in the comments section underneath, when they have read it?