I am down south as I speak - at Andrew and Ann's. I arrived yesterday, via Ikea - well, of course we had to stop there and check out the new things and the Christmas stuff is in already! I had a bit of a wait for them to get home from work, so spent a while sitting on the wall of the garden, watching a teenager practice wheelies on his bike, and chatting on the phone. 2 and a half hours, to be exact. But I survived. And it was lovely to get inside and flop on the soft chair and drink some hot coffee and catch up. They had no idea I was waiting, by the way, and were both at work!
Today we went to Costco. What an education. I can't believe how cheap some of the food is - I ran out of steam half way round the place. I have now got my own card, so I will be investigating further. Soon. Then on to the retail park nearby, and I had slowed down to a crawl by then.
After dropping the stuff at home, we headed off to Canterbury and David, and it was so lovely to see him again. There seemed to be a lot of parents about today. We had lunch in one of the restaurants, and then decided to go to the beach, so headed to the coast nearby. The sun came out sporadically, and Andrew tried skimming pebbles - it was a pebble beach, and we all had a great time walking along the seafront. Slowly. Very slowly, in my case.
By the time we got back up the embankment, I was ready for a long nap. However, we took David back to uni, getting lost a good few times on the way, to the accompaniment of much mirth in the car. He is happy, and settled and seems so grown up and confident. He is in the right place.
Here we are back at A and A's home, and I am going to make more coffee and collapse on the sofa and do nothing. I have had a wonderful time with my boys and daughter-in-law today. I am, however, feeling very old and creaky. I will add photos later.
Have a great weekend!
PS: Sorry about all the typos. I posted without reading what I had written. I am also finding the combination of a day away from the computer and someone else's keyboard more than a little weird. Not to mention that the tiredness? It is just about finishing me off. I will attempt to do better next time.