Very tired this morning. We went to the New Forest Show yesterday, very enjoyable and the photos will be appearing in the album as and when... Arrived at about 10:30am, and spent the next couple of hours wandering around. Then we went back to the car to have a very nice picnic in the field. (We went to the Show a couple of years ago and the food was both awful and extortionate, so this time I decided we'd take a picnic instead. So I went to Waitrose the night before and picked up £20-worth of excellent picnic food. Far better and probably cost less too. The smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels went down particularly well!)
After lunch we went back into the Show, and stayed there until about 5:30pm.
So we had a good walk around. Also, the weather became cooler (in the morning
and over lunch it had been very warm), making it much more comfortable for
mooching around. For all that, we didn't actually buy anything much, apart from
a birthday present for my mum. For Alice it was a mixed day. There was a fun
fair on the showground so she had some rides on them as a treat; but the
downside was that she lost a couple of toys she'd accumulated during the day -
she just put them down somewhere and forgot about them. She was very upset, but
the toys were only tat in any case, and she'll be getting toys galore at her
party on Sunday. So I wasn't too sympathetic.
The result of the day was that Alice slept in the car on the way home, and by
the time we actually got home had recharged her batteries. Conversely,
Jacqueline and I were both fit to drop by the time we got home. I had a kip on
the sofa for an hour, although to my credit I did then go out and wash my car.
Jacqueline just went to bed. I felt very tired this morning too - obviously not
used to that much walking - but I did sleep well last night.
Busy weekend ahead. We've got the annual barbeque on Sunday, so will need to
make an effort to tidy the house beforehand, although it's pretty tidy already
at the moment. Also, after doing all the preparation work in the bathroom I need
to finally fit the panels to make everything look the part. A bit concerned
since the floor under the bath hasn't dried, even though we ripped the old
bath-side out to let the air in. Having said that we do use the bath a couple of
times a day so it could just be a case of sealant no longer sealing. I think
we'll need to undo everything before we go on holiday, and check out what it's
like when we get back, after a week of disuse.
In the client's office at the moment - could quite easily just shut my
Must write some more later about the decision to go