14 February 2016
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I have been flitting briefly onto social media in February thus far. I type this in explanation of the erratic days that I am posting and visiting everyone’s blogs.
Yasmin’s outfit for her 24th birthday outing
And why these odd habits these two weeks? Well, you can blame the two ladies who refer to me as ‘my husband’ or ‘my Dad’ for this.
Chocolate fudge cake and lager shandy…a good afternoon out!
Yasmin has celebrated her 24th birthday this month. I’d given Yasmin some money to buy a birthday outfit and it happened that the money was enough for two dresses, perfume and even a little something else.
With lashings of ginger beer
I also booked her the actual day of her birthday off work to go and help her buy her outfit. The photo shows one of the two dresses just before I took Yasmin and three of her friends to their night out on the town last Saturday. In the early hours of Sunday morning, I picked them all back up and drove them back to Yasmin’s place to sleep.
Gloria and I spread our Valentine’s Day celebrations over both yesterday and today. Yesterday, I took Gloria out for a meal and today she returned the favour. After today’s food (a Sunday roast followed by chocolate fudge cake) we went to Church with my Mum.
I ended up explaining my earring to a few people at Church this evening by describing myself in terms of being a pirate. I said that the earring would be used to pay for my burial if I fatally lost a cutlass fight on a small island.
No-one seemed to believe that I really am a pirate. I don’t know why.
29 October 2015
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Working has a few major advantages over not working. Whilst being able to pay your bills is probably the major reason, I thought that I would spend a few moments musing on a different advantage – without the stress of work the enjoyment of holiday time would not be so sweet. I mean, how do you enjoy a holiday if you spend your whole life at leisure? What are you doing on holiday that’s different to normal when it is the case that you never go out to work?
This week, Gloria and I have been on holiday from our respective employers and have thoroughly enjoyed the time. This is in spite of us not venturing very far from home.
Apart from being on holiday from work, one thing that we don’t do every week is to buy takeaway food. And so, we have eaten out every day and loved every mouthful of the experience.
Doggy bag – all that remains of our meal out this evening
We’ve only eaten once today – this evening at the local Indian (or is it Bangladeshi?) restaurant. We both had a starter and both of us had a main course but neither of us had space in our bellies for pudding.
Actually, I did venture into the workplace today as I had to pick something up that had been delivered there this morning. A few people spoke about work things to me while I was in the office. I pretended to listen intently but my brain is usually able to ignore work things when I’m not on duty. It’s an awesome talent and helps to keep me on the right side of high anxiety. One of my colleagues even moaned that he worked late last night and suffered the same fate that I did last week.
Time for a cup of tea, I reckon. And praise be to God that I’m free to do all of this.