Mixed weekend. Saturday we headed over to Dorchester to visit Solomon. I've been very lax lately with this blog but one of the things that did happen was that poor old Solomon managed to break his leg. Poor thing, he is only three years old. So, he's been in traction for the last four weeks. We visited him a few weeks ago, when obviously everything was still rather painful for him, but when we visited Saturday he seemed a lot better and more agile. Apparently he may even be out of hospital this week, and straight home - not even a cast.
Quite good since he has obviously taken a shine to me, and Lorraine said he
was really excited when he found out I'd be visiting. The first thing he did
when we got there was to try to take my picture - with a trick camera that
squirted water. Exactly what I'd have done as a kid! I had to go over to
Lorraine's house and help her with something on her computer, and on the way
back got delicious chocolate ice creams all round - and the resultant mess on
Solomon's clean white bedding had to be seen to be believed! Alice too enjoyed
herself. As Solomon is on a childrens' ward there is a heavy emphasis on playing
and toys, so she had the run of the place for something like five hours. Very
strange to see our six-year-old attempting to dress up in costumes meant for
Sunday was not so good. I've been thinking about getting a new "practical"
suit. Something that is machine washable, so I'm not reliant on the dry cleaners
when I need to get the thing cleaned. Acting on a tip-off, we headed over to
Marks and Spencers on Sunday. We first did the weekly shop at Sainsbury's, but
then as we were going to M&S Jacqueline said that it would be good to see if
we could find some trousers for Alice. Unfortunately Alice decided to be
uncooperative, so much so that I left them in the childrens' clothing department
to have a look at the washable suits, which was after all the reason for going
in the first place.
Having looked at the suits (which are also safe for tumble dryers - a great
idea but unfortunately not a great range), I headed back to find the family, but
they were not to be seen. Thinking that Jacqueline must have get fed up waiting
for me, I headed back to the car.
The car was empty, but I didn't see the point of going back and continuing to
look for them - they could have been anywhere - I decided I might as well sit
and wait in the car. So, twenty minutes later, they finally arrived back at the
car and the argument ensued...
Everything, of course, was my fault - the definition of being married I
suppose, and it really soured what had been a good weekend up until then. In
particular I was upset at Alice's stroppy attitude which meant that it was
really necessary for us all to split up in the first place. She really shows her
dark side at times.
It amazes me - she went to a party last week and when Jacqueline went to pick
Alice up, the girl's mother told Jacqueline that she was angelic! Little does
Oh, lastly, that Kenny Everett dvd I was watching the other night turned out
disappointing in the end, since many of his best characters weren't on it. Fine
if Hot Gossip's your thing, but I'd have thought a 2-hour DVD would have had a
better selection of his characters. Roll on Dads' Army!