On Granny-duty with young Hadrian this morning. He was slightly alarmed at first, having seen me in action (inaction? That’s better) at the pub last night. He enjoyed it there, actually. He chewed Diana’s spectacles case and didn’t drink my beer, wise child. I showed him The Cat In The Hat on my iPad, which seemed to go down quite well, but he was tired by the time his mother showed up.
One good thing about my lazy week is that I’ve got back to doing the Times crossword. I always used to, but now I’ve got out of the habit, it’s a whole lot more difficult to get started. Mind you, I have to do the cryptic one. I can’t understand so-called ‘easy’ crosswords. My vocabulary isn’t up to them. I have to have sufficient clues to check that all the letters fit, once the flash of insight into a possible word strikes.
It’s been a busy day, actually. I fell asleep after dinner, which I hate doing. I don’t mind an afternoon nap if that strikes, but anything after 5 pm is likely to keep me awake at night. Still, done now, I couldn’t help it and, unfortunately, I was asleep for the better part of an hour.
I had a chat with my sister earlier on. Not sure if I mentioned a few weeks ago that her office closed down, which was a bit disconcerting as she’d worked there a long time. However, she has got a good redundancy payout and has been offered relief work at a neighbouring office of the same company. She’s feeling pretty good about things, and will have more free time which won’t be unwelcome. We’re hoping to have a holiday together in the summer.