Another week, another Friday,another win (and a draw) for Man Utd and another list of gratefuls...
First has to be D's employers for the weekend away (to mark his being with the company 30 years).
We had a lovely and mainly restful time in North Wales - stuck to the coast, so I still haven't seen Mount Snowdon but we def. want to go back. It won't be to the same hotel though....much too expensive for our budget but bliss to stay in.
This is a side view of the hotel "proper" - most of it dates from the 16th century. We ate in the dining room on our first evening..it was all very quiet and silver service - felt like we should have dressed for dinner (and yes, I do have some posh frocks and an evening skirt - a hangover from when I used to interpret at Civic Balls and the like). The food was delicious but "nouvelle cuisine" i.e. beautifully presented but small portions. Needless to say we ate in the bistro the next night - much more us - and then had room service on the last night.
This was our cottage, The Bailiff's House - we even had our own private garden
There were interesting walks for Max in the adjoining woods so he was in his element.
Max is my next grateful, for his ability to spot dog lovers and make friends. He ended up on his back, having his tummy rubbed by strange women in Llandudno and Conwy...he's so easy!
M&S security dept. have to be next for alerting me to the fact that my card has been "compromised"....they phoned me Thurs. afternoon to check that a couple of payments were genuine..sadly they weren't. It got a bit embarrassing when he checked my latest purchases to make sure they were genuine, ebooks from USA fine (he didn't know what sort of books they were) but one was an order for some toys...
So that's me with no card for at least a week...no shopping then :( Just hope it arrives before Ally Pally on 25th.
I am not grateful for the cold I brought back from Wales..I normally only sneeze that much after copious amounts of red wine. :(
Friends are high on my list again this week. Carmen deserves a special mention for a) her lovely email and b)her link on FB to the "purple song".
Others have sent me funny and/or "instructive" emails, kept me occupied via text (so sad that they stopped me doing any of the "h" word) and generally cheered me up by phoning and chatting.
Things to look forward to this weekend:
Demo day and "Make & Take" with Lindsay Mason at A Maze of Memories on Saturday.
Man Utd v Chelsea (actually I'm in two minds as to whether I am looking forward to this) and Indy Car race on Sunday.
Music of the week:
"Called Out in the Dark" by Snow Patrol - great song and video with the rather lovely Jack Davenport..sigh..
Question of the week:
Why, in films and on TV can women go to bed wearing full make up and get up the next morning without a smudge? When I do it I wake up looking like a Panda.
I think that's it for this week, so I'm off to check in with Virginia.