Friday, 6 August 2010

Z's back (and forth)

After our lengthy journey down, the one back was much quicker, only 4 hours driving time plus 20 minutes or so for a cup of coffee.  We caught the Sage out, he had done no shopping as he thought he had an hour in hand and the fridges were empty.  I put a pizza in the Aga and afterwards we went and stocked up a bit.

Al's van has conceded the defeat of old age - it won't pass its MOT and won't even be humiliated by an entry.  Al says he doesn't use it much - the Sage also has an elderly van and they can use that for things like fetching Christmas (sorry) trees and for doing the weekly deliveries.  Al is using Dilly's bike to get to work and he's not planning to replace the van, at least not until the winter.  

I'm just slightly disappointed to find that nothing has really happened here while I was away.  The Sage said he's tried to find another gate for the kitchen garden without success, so didn't get the one we have got cleaned off.  And nothing has been done to sort out the room which he had assured me was going to be done soon.  I'm not going to say anything.  He completely forgot and it'll only discourage him.  His week has ended better than it began, because he has bought himself a new rifle and hopes to compete at Bisley next year, presumably in a veteran class, at 800 and 1200 yards or whatever the metric equivalents are, because the calculation of allowances for distance and distortion (mirage) are what he enjoys.  I hope he does do it, he hasn't shot competitively for years but used to love it.

Wink's internet reception is as bad as ours is here, so it was quite difficult writing posts.  The connection usually vanished just when I wanted it.  However, I did what I could to keep in touch and hope to visit you in the next few days.

7 comments:

Mike and Ann said...

Welcome back to East Anglia. I always think that one of the best things about travelling is getting home again.
Regards, Mike.

Z said...

Nothing like one's own bath (tub, this time) and bed, is there? Thanks for the welcome!

Marion said...

Welcome home. At least nothing bad happened while you were away, However July did turn into August to quickly. Try to help me stop time for a while.

63mago said...

"Christmas (sorry) trees"

Excuse me please, I do not understand. "Sorry" for what?

And that shooting sounds very interesting!

Dave said...

Yes, it won't be long until Christmas, will it? I've already got a couple of presents wrapped.

There are birthdays first, of course.

Rog said...

What about birth days though Dave?

I'd be quite interested in shooting small bores.

Z said...

No, but the Sage had a completely free week and he was supposed to get on with a few things. what he did instead was go and help other people with their projects, which is what he always does.

There are complaints if the festive season is mentioned too soon, Mago, from those who hate the over-hyped build-up.

Dave, I wish I thought that you speak in jest.

A particular birth day, indeed - Dave the grandpa-to-be!

Hang on, Rog, I thought we small bores were your friends.