Bargain – 23% off at Red Letter Days, plenty of gift ideas in this one.
We caught the train to Torin’s as he kindly said that he would take us to the airport on Monday morning for our trip to Krakow. We booked the flights and later realised the flight was so early that we couldn’t get public transport!! It also gave us an excuse to spend time with him and of course Scarlet and Jack.
We went to the Two Chimneys in Letchworth shortly after we arrived and met Lisamaria and Ian there so we could all have a meal together. It was a lovely afternoon so we ate out in the garden.
Thought for the Day – “You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn
Bargain – Be quick for this one, it ends on the 30th and is 35% off shoes.
I was quite horrified watching the news at the floods yesterday in the North of England. I couldn’t believe it when it was such a lovely hot day here.
Another lovely day and I spent all afternoon/evening watching the tennis. Federer lost his first two sets and I was beginning to think that he was going out of the competition too but no he won.
I was cooking a roast in the evening, had all the vegetables prepared and then discovered the gas had run out and Mal had forgotten to get a spare and the office was shut!! Thankfully the joint had cooked enough and so I had to do everything else in the microwave but no hot water for a shower until the morning! I forget how ‘brain dead’ he gets after working intensively for two months!
Thought for the Day – “ We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~ Anaïs Nin
Mal and I went off to London. It was forecast to be hot but it was really OK for London! In the morning we went to the National Gallery. I was fascinated by a primary school teacher with obviously his class and they were all sat around a Hogarth painting – The Grandchildren. It was fascinating listening to the questions and answers from a bunch of 7 year olds. I guess they came from a prep school!
After our lunch we went to see Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton in Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre. This of course was the half price tickets we had bought. It was a good show. Afterwards we had a wander around the streets only to find we couldn’t walk up the Mall as they have shut it off, even for pedestrains, preparing for the Olympics, putting turnstiles in.
We went and had dinner and then came back to the caravan feeling shattered!
Thought for the Day – “A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.” ~ Herbert Prochnow
In the morning (had to be the morning as Wimbledon started in the afternoon!), Mal and I went for a long walk. It could have been a little shorter if we hadn’t got lost across the fields! It was a lovely walk with the sun shining. Lots of potatoes growing in the fields!
I loved the sign on the gate, it wasn’t the sign that put us off but the German Shepherd who jumped out at us! If you click on one photo, you will then be able to view them all (larger) by moving the arrows.
In the evening we watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and both enjoyed it.
Thought for the Day – “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ~ Maud Hart Lovelace
It rained over night and for a little while in the morning. Mal started sorting out his piles of parcels and we can now move in the living room!
In the evening we rang the Cardiff boys and then watched the England match. What can I say that hasn’t already been said? I suppose everyone ought to remember Hodgson has only had 40 days to sort the team. Did anyone actually watch the penalty shoot out or did the whole nation have its eyes shut?!
Thought for the Day – “ The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” ~ Babe Ruth