Weeza and family came over today and we made a start on the catalogue for the next auction. And Al closed the shop early so that he could get back after lunch, because they are going on holiday. Eileen and I will run the shop next week, but not every day and mornings only. It’s a busy week, actually, with one thing and another – nothing vital but lots of little things. The main thing I’m going to have to fit in is a lot of organ practice for a funeral on Wednesday, on an organ I’ve never played before. Every one has a different set of stops and a different feel, I’m not looking forward to it at all. Especially as the grandsons of the person who has died are very musical.
Something of a mercy dash this evening. I was just starting to get dinner ready, and then went to get Tilly to have her dinner first. I went into the cloakroom to wash my hands and there was Barry, Zerlina’s teddy bear. So off I went to Norwich to return him. The last thing I wanted was a distressed teddy bear missing his little girl. Zerlina was asleep when I arrived, but Phil said that she’d be sure to wake during the evening, wanting Barry. I guess they’d have coped overnight, but it wouldn’t have been easy to get through the whole weekend.
Dilly will celebrate her birthday while they’re away, so I took her presents through this morning to be packed, with a couple of DVDs for the children. There are a lot of birthdays next month in the family – funnily enough, El’s, Al’s and Ro’s other halves all have birthdays in September, as well as Pugsley at the end of the month.