Smiling Ann from the old Flower Show committee clamboured excitedly over the make shift gate in my back garden yesterday in order to discuss " an adventure" Winnie got all goo goo eyed and hysterical and caught a fat paw into Ann's lacy top which necessitated several minutes of unravelling but eventually we got them separated and Ann could discuss her ideas.
" would I accompany her on Velocity 2 - which at 1500 feet, is the fastest zip wire in the world?"
The zip wire is suspended over a deep blue lake which fills Penryn Quarry over in North West Wales
" We could do it for Charity" she suggested as she fended off Mary "A joint sponsored event for Alzheimer's and Samaritans?"
Now everyone knows that I am somewhat of an adrenaline junkie, its in the blood, so of course I said yes......so watch this space cos I shall be chasing you all dear readers for sponsorship on our just giving page.........
The " affable despot's" girls are on school holidays at the moment and have advertised their " odd job" services to locals around the village . I like this initiative as they are raising funds for their own holiday in France and are learning a valuable lesson in mini life skills budgeting for it
"You don't get something for nothing" .... I've paid them some money in advance and have booked them for a spot of dog bathing, grooming and floor washing on heir return
Affable despot Jason naughtily asked if Winnie's fanny flannel would have to be used reminding me
that his youngest daughter in only seven.
I couldn't possibly comment
Yesterday I caught up withblogfriend Sue http://ournewlifeinthecountry.blogspot.com/
for a coffee and came home smelling of pug dog ( bliss) and sporting a large bag of homemade goodies. I took her a small Edwardian glass jug which she filled with summer flowers and we drank coffee and chatted in the kitchen like nice people do
It was a sweet
Trendy Carol has just walked past ( nice jeans , floaty top, expensive sandals ) and has waved , and the postman is knocking on the window with a bouncy "I ve got one of those strange parcels from American again but this one has the right address on it!"
He watched me open it this morning ,
" No one ever sends me pigs " he remarked when I did so
you're not as Lucky as me " I remarked with a smile