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Summer days

I sit here most mornings just after breakfast, checking email and reading my lj friends page. In the holidays it is very quiet, (Ian on his way to work, boys still sleeping) but I never seem to be alone for very long, there are always passer-bys, sometimes it's one of the three fluffy cream cats who live next door but one, sometimes it's a hopeful looking squirrel in search of nuts, sometimes it's a local fox slinking his way down to the woods at the bottom of the garden, and often it's a particularly large magpie who has taken to strutting up and down outside my window full of self importance....

Well since I last posted I have been to Keswick and back. It was a good trip, an uneventful journey in both directions..., some lovely weather while at the campsite, a great walk up to the top of a cliff which gave us a fabulous view across Derwent Water, an interesting talk about the life of John Newton by Jonathan Aitken, a couple of other talks too. I got home at teatime on Wednesday just in time to go to the Prayer Meeting at the church hall.





Yesterday I went to Birkenhead with David in the morning to buy some last minute purchases for his trip to Canada - have you any idea how difficult it is tyo find a garish Hawaiian shirt in Birkenhead? We met Mum in town too and had coffee together. In the afternoon I went round to Kathryn's place for coffee and a chat, arriving in home just in time to say goodbye to David before he set off to Callum's where he was sleeping over before flying out to Vancouver later today. In the evening Ian and I enjoyed a warm pleasant evening by walking through the woods to Spital and then catching the train home just before it got dark.

There's lots happening in the next few days before we set off to Barcelona, but should all be fun!!

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natesmountain
Aug. 3rd, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
Those photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

It's amazing that David is flying to Canada! That'd be wonderful. Maybe he'll run into Paul Gross? *g* That's my icon...

Why did you want a garish Hawaiian shirt? Lots of those around here, I imagine, although our own boys don't have any (as I noticed getting ready for Pacifica Day at school!).
vivh
Aug. 3rd, 2007 07:41 am (UTC)
Yes David is flying to Vancouver from Manchester this afternoon, he is going with a group from church to a camp at Rockridge Canyon, British Columbia, the camp is for a week but he is in Canada for two weeks!
Apparently he needs the shirt for a skit that they are doing while on camp, wished I was back in NZ, would have made finding a suitable shirt much easier!! Chris used to have a wonderful orange Hawaiian shirt when he was younger!!
natesmountain
Aug. 3rd, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
-wished I was back in NZ, would have made finding a suitable shirt much easier!!
Yeah, a quick stroll down to Porirua would get you a flowery shirt, for sure!

I hope David has a wonderful time.
vivh
Aug. 3rd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Porirua would have been a good place to look... though one of the Mum's at school in Stokes Valley used to produce them at quite a rate so most of the kids there had them!!!

Well by now David is on a plane, I'm sure he'll have a great time!
suilven
Aug. 4th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, there was a guy on the train last night with a shirt on that sounds as though it would have been just perfect. He sounded Australian. If I had known I could have ripped it from his back. :)
vivh
Aug. 4th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
What as shame you didn't know, I really needed that shirt!!
moth2fic
Aug. 3rd, 2007 09:14 am (UTC)
Hope it all goes well - did you actually find a shirt? The only ones I've seen in years (for sale) were in the Caribbean.

Lovely photos. You chose the right days, weatherwise!

And you're off any minute! Have a wonderful time!

vivh
Aug. 3rd, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
What we found wasn't exactly a Hawaiian shirt - but it had big patterns and bold colours and was the right general style - I've lived in places where men wore them all the time!! At least I wasn't trying to find a Mother Hubbard dress!!!

Yes I've managed to find quite a bit of sun in the last few weeks hoping to find even more in Spain!!
suilven
Aug. 4th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Ack! With photos like that you are going to make me unsettled again!
vivh
Aug. 4th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
Well it will be photos of Barcelona next week, but it was particularly beautiful up in Keswick that day!
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