Sorry, it’s do some housework or blog.
It was too cloudy to see the eclipse, so I went back to bed and slept late. I have to get back to everyday life tomorrow, but not today. I am going out today, however. My friend John and I are going to Norwich, for lunch and shopping. It takes him a while to get going in the morning, he having rheumatoid arthritis, so we’re not leaving until 1 o’clock.
I reminded the Sage that I was going to pick John up, and started to say that I’d back down his drive, as if his and his wife’s cars are in the garage, it would be impossible to turn my estate car. He interrupted, to say that I’d better drive, there wasn’t room to manoeuvre backwards. I said that in that case I’d have to come out backwards, and I’d rather back in – and then realised he thought I was going to say I’d back down the lane, not just the drive. The Sage indignantly replied that that’s what I’d said.
Poor chap. There are times when I can and do quote a conversation in its entirety. He ‘backed down’* and apologised.
I confess, my temper is slightly short at present. The ear thing has been a nuisance, and now the blockage has shifted, I feel a bit dizzy. I’m okay, but being careful not to move my head too quickly.
Wink is due to arrive here on Thursday afternoon, so the clan will gather to celebrate – it’ll still be the Christmas season and presents will be exchanged. I suppose keeping a tree up for that long would be out of the question. It looks a bit incongruous already. Anyway, Weeza and co will stay the night, Ro and Do will come for the evening and Al and family will come from next door. I’ll feed the children early so that Zerlina can be put to bed, and then snuggle Squiffany and Pugsley with a DVD while we eat. I have no idea yet what I am going to cook.
I expect Norwich to be less busy today, it being the day VAT is due to rise. I suspect a lot of shops will, however, carry the extra themselves while the sales are on, so I don’t think the impact will be noticeable for a little while, except on services. I can understand people buying what they need before it happens, that makes sense, unless they’re going to pay for it by credit card and not pay that at the end of the month – the interest will soon outweigh the VAT, and there isn’t even the gloomy satisfaction of helping pay off the national debt, but the more dismaying knowledge that one is putting yet more money into bankers’ bonuses.
*ooh darlings, will the wit ever start?