Thursday, 24 June 2010
Letter from The Queen (& Ian Duncan Smith AND The First Minister of Wales AND The Secretary of State for Wales).
2) if it does rain we have one large room where we can all gather and mingle.
3) it gives a focus to the celebrations; everyone getting ready, changed, expectant for the main event.
Initially Gran herself was not so keen on a large get together. She finds it difficult to hear what you are saying to her when in a large crowd, with lots of others talking in the background. But recently she has said that she is really looking forward to it now. There are some people coming that she has not seen in an awfully long time and very, very nearly all of her family will be there. Sixty two in total. There is one very dear man who won’t be able to come, but I am sure Granddad is looking down on us. We miss him, Gran most of all.
Today and Saturday though will be two extra special days, remembered and treasured by us all.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
I need to let rip, otherwise I may be too old to do so.
I could buy a Ferrari, but I’m not really into cars. A car for me has always been about getting from A to B without breaking down.
I’ve considered a change of job, but I really can’t think of anything I want to do more. I don’t think I’d qualify as a wine taster with my indiscriminate taste. Any way I like working for myself - I can give myself half days off and I can change my job description to suit my mood.
I could buy myself some heavy jewellery, but that really does remind me of medallion man and hairy chests from the 70s. Not that I have a hairy chest, nor am I a man last time I looked; but it's all very ostentatious. Not really me.
I’m pretty confident I could get a bit on the side, but I imagine after a few months it would be like having two partners. Why would I inflict that on myself?
If I didn't have responsibilities I think I'd sell up, get a back pack and travel light for the rest of my life. Can't take it with you after all. Without the people I love around me though, I'd be very lost.
Perhaps I'll look more seriously into keeping chickens or bees. Or do more gardening. Not exactly letting rip though. I'm going to go shopping on Saturday... let's see what I come back with.