Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sunday.


Been a lovely weekend. Granddaughter Laura spent the weekend with us. She lives and works in London these day, so we picked her up at Manningtree station on Saturday morning and drove over to Bury St. Edmund's, where we met up with daughter Kerry, Laura's mama, and had lunch together at the Swedish Restaurant on Angel Hill. We then had a walk round the Abbey Gardens, and into the Cathedral. Where we met a lady who'd been a neighbour of ours in the early 1970s. She recognised us instantly, I'm glad to say, as, although we knew who she was (when she'd introduced herself) I'm not at all sure that either of us would have known her. Still, we had a pleasant ten minute chat with her.  Yesterday evening we had a good, three handed, game of scrabble - Laura said she was out of practice, but played an excellent game. This afternoon two of Laura's friends called (vaguely remembered them) and eventually bore Laura off on her journey back to London.


This afternoon just before four p.m. Jordan, who painted our house in the early summer, called with his family (by appointment) to show us his new baby daughter - Summer, which, they told us is the 'in' name this year. They chose it as being rather unusual, but already know of two other Summers. She's an absolute little charmer, and her brother Ryan, who is three, is a delight.


Their mother, Suzanne, was astonished to learn that we don't have a television, but, just as they were leaving (at around six o'clock) said to Ann that it had been really lovely to "just sit and talk - without the television".

As I said at the start of this entry - been a lovely weekend.   Off to bed now - Goodnight all.

10 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

I see that you are just as busy as ever with family, friends and traveling. We have had an unusually high volume of apples from one of our trees this year. Yours look delicious.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Lori. Yes, we stay pretty busy (as I know you both do). Yes, we had a pretty good fruit harvest this year.
Warm regards to you both.

Liz said...

That sounds like a lovely weekend, and what sweet little children. You can't beat a bit of baby worship.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Liz. Yes, you're right. Babies are always lovely, and considering he hadn't met either of us before, Ryan was very well behaved; and very forthcoming, without being in the least noisy or brash. They were both an absolute delight!

Crowbard said...

Babes suit you Mike, they bring out your soft-centre....
and your photogenicity!
Great pic.

Mike and Ann said...

And- more to the point, Crowbard, I like babes (the first six months are the best); and, even more to the point, they tend to like, and react well, to me.......

Maggie said...

I think babies are a Horner 'thing', you, Carl,Daddy and myself have all loved looking after babies, such rewarding creatures!

Pat said...

Its not fair! Here am I yearning for another baby in the family and you have two cuddlesomes in quick succession. Yes I know only one is family but still.
That is the best photo I have seen of you Mike.

Mike and Ann said...

Neither of them is 'family' Pat. They're the children of Jordan,our house decorator. But they've both promised to come and see us again. Well, Summer is a bit young to promise anything, but young Ryan has asked if he may come again, and we promised he could.

Mike and Ann said...

P.s. Thank you for that last paragraph, Pat. I think youngsters bring out the best in us.