Sometime around now is the 35th anniversary of the Sage and my engagement. One of these years I really will work out the date. It'd be easy enough with an online everlasting calendar.
Val's husband says they still haven't diagnosed what's wrong with her. She's a little better but still in hospital. There are no staff holidays booked for the next six weeks so they're all right in the shop at present, but he knows that the Sage is willing to help with deliveries, and I in the shop and he's welcome to call on us. I don't know whole lots about pet food, but it can't be that hard and I can do tills and convert weights from pounds to kilos and that sort of thing.
Interviewing at the high school this morning, and it was one of those happy occasions when we looked at each other at the end and knew who was streets ahead of the rest. We'd hoped to make a second appointment (it was an internal appointment and her job wil be vacant), but no one was quite right to slot in, so at least the most important one was filled. When I went out to the car park, she was getting something out of her car and she thanked me - I assured her that it was absolutely on merit. In fact, after she answered one question, there was a pause until I realised everyone was looking at me to ask the next question - I was still pondering her excellent answer and had quite lost the thread.
After that, I babysat all day. Lunch and tea. And a visit to the playground, and a bounce on my bed and other childish pursuits. Most enjoyable. The children are fabulous. Squiffany says that I'm her favourite girl and when she's grown up (bigger than mummy or daddy or grandpa) and I'm little (it seems that I'm due to be a shrunken old lady) she will look after me.
Ro and I are meeting in Norwich after he finishes work tomorrow to go to the cinema. This hardly seems worthy of note, but I haven't been to see a film for about six months. The local theatre shows two films, each on one night, every week, and I must start going there. If I just start, I'd soon get into the habit.