How lovely bloggers are. Many thanks to those of you who came to the party, Russell and I really enjoyed it. Thanks also to those who brought gorgeous puds – I had something of everything … yes, darlings, you’re looking at the woman who ate seven desserts yesterday. Later, Zerlina was suggesting I eat something more and I displayed (discreetly covered by my dress, obvs) my rounded tummy and explained that I’d eaten far too much already.
Russell has been really unwell during the past week as I’ve said, but the party perked him up a lot and he loved seeing you all. Those who left before he got the old car out (the yellow one, that is) missed the chance of a ride round the village, though there was a rather spectacular gush of steam at one point and we had to refill the radiator. Afterwards, he let Weeza drive it, which she found quite an education. We’re all used to power steering nowadays, as well as cars that move in the direction you turn the wheel quite promptly. 80 year old brakes aren’t quite as efficient as they might be either. However, she found that it was great fun and Gus had a big grin on his face throughout, especially when she ground the gears (every time she changed them, but they are very tricky: Russell does it too).
Today, I arrived home from church to find R eating Weetabix and asking for two rashers of bacon and two eggs. Tonight, he’s eaten some salt beef and salad, followed by some of Ann’s Summer Pudding and cream – overall, not a huge amount of food, but eaten with gusto and he’s better than he has been for at least a week. I’ve no idea if the improvement will continue, but it’s lovely to have him cheerful and enjoying life again.
As for me, I had a nap this afternoon. But I finished all the washing up and clearing away first.
PS – I’ve started to catch up on blogs, not having had time to read any for a few days. I’m sorry to say that WordPress won’t let me post comments on them, though. ‘You’re posting comments too quickly. Slow down.’ it says – though since it was the first comment I’d tried to make in at least a week, this is their mistake not mine. Anyway, sorry Mago and Sablonneuse, I’ll try again tomorrow.