Train of thought

I took Charlotte over to Beccles after lunch to meet a friend, with whom she will stay in Lowestoft for a few days and the Sage and I have had a quiet evening.  I’ve been watching a DVD and he’s been watching eBay.  It’s been a splendidly different week, I said to her that it was the ideal week for her to come as, rarely, I didn’t have to work in the evenings.  Since I also have had some days out and so on, it feels as if I’ve had a holiday.

And that’s made me think about holidays, and I’ve a suspicion I probably won’t have one this year because there will be more lovely things going on here.  If I get to the stage of feeling impulsive, I might have a couple of days in London or somewhere, but no more.

And that reminds, me, I must book train tickets for a couple of visits to London.  The first one will be to see my friend Lynn.  She is having a book of poetry published and has invited me to the launch.  I thought, how jolly.  I haven’t seen her for ages and would love to.  Then we’ll be going to an auction – that is, the Sage will.  I shall go with him to view it a couple of days beforehand, but I shan’t go to the sale itself.

I should get round to reading blogs again over the weekend.  Sorry I’ve not been about much.

8 comments on “Train of thought

  1. Christopher

    Well all this sounds splendid. As my grandfather, a lifelong lover of alliteration, used to say, ‘From full endeavour follows a flowering of life’.

    However he used to spoil the effect (?) of this rather by invoking Grimm’s Law to suggest that the W of ‘flowering’ might with reason be pronounced ‘ff’, videSam Weller’s W/V substitution. Thank you for folloffing this so far, if you have.

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  2. Z

    There’s the Beccles & Bungay Journal, which is the local weekly newspaper, and the Waveney Advertiser, which is the local free paper, Gledwood.

    That you don’t call it a holiday doesn’t mean that it isn’t a holiday, Dave. I like London and, more particularly, I like the museums and art galleries that I can visit there and nowhere else.

    It’s an interesting fact that many grandparents, having found a fact or expression that they like, repeat it at regular intervals. I wonder if it comes with the job, and so we’re destined to follow suit, Chris?

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  3. PixieMum

    Surely nowadays a holiday is doing something different from one’s usual occupation.

    So for those folk who live far beyond the M25 coming to London and enjoying the delights it is a holiday because it is different from life in the countryside and small market towns.

    Because London is now so cosmopolitan, especially compared to when I started work aged seventeen and a half, it seems to us that in little over half an hour we are in another world.

    Samuel Johnson’s words come to mind too.

    PixieMum

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  4. Dave

    It doesn’t offer much in the way of magnificent rugged mountains or rolling moorland though, does it? That’s what I look for in a holiday, not crowds of humanity.

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  5. Z

    Some people do find the busyness and crowds of central London difficult, of course. I love London, but I do find it tiring – although some of that is because I rush around to fit as much as possible in the day.

    I like looking at views too, Dave, but I don’t find plodding along a moor for miles much fun. All right for a day, but that’s about it, it’s all the same after that.

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