Friday 30 September 2016

Exhaustion recovery.

My visit to the gym was gruelling to say the least, followed by lunch and more shrub hunting at the garden centre , all requiring planting on our return. By 6 pm I was exhausted and collapsed into bed,peacefully sleeping until 10pm when I was woken for my nighttime insulin,tablets etc. I next awoke at 9 am,to bright sunshine fully refreshed.
The carpet man came to measure for new carpets throughout and Will-forward the details to Tom,who works for Carpetright and should be able to give us a good deal and advice.

Monday 26 September 2016


Tom and Hayley finally got engaged at the top of a very wet Ashridge monument, followed by a drink or two at the Greyhound pub in Aldbury. It was a total shock for Hayley, carefully planned and executed byTom and Lynne. Congratulations to them both.

Thursday 22 September 2016

Happy Birthday Lynne

It is Lynne's birthday today. I refuse to divulge which one on the basis of self preservation but, as a clue , she is two years younger than me.

Monday 19 September 2016

Winter drawers on

Following unusually high September temperatures nature has returned to "normal" and it is distinctly chilly. We finished the spring bedding and our recent spate of purchasing large pots.

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Return home.

Today we are due to collect Hayley and Tom from Gatwick airport but the flight is delayed by 1.5 hours,so we can have a leisurely lunch and drive before we leave for home at Anstey.

Busy day

A busy day visiting old friends in Reigate for a pub lunch and a late visit to Steve who has recently had a very aggressive brain tumour diagnosed and is awaiting imminent death in Tolworth hospital. HIs wife and most of his family were present and he seemed in his usual good humour, bless him. 

Sunday 11 September 2016


We got a cab to retreave our new Audi before visiting Marlene and Brian in Reading for dinner. The journey "home" was not the best,severely delayed by an accident on the M25. At least the cats were pleased to see us.

Slipping back 30 years

I was invited to a reunion party about mile from Tom's flat, arranged by Malaysian students I mixed with 30 years ago in London, including my first wife, Maggie and her new husband Neil. Lynne and I stayed later than planned and Lynne had succumbed to a few glasses of wine so we opted for a taxi "home". It was a very good day