Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NaBloPoMo 29

Still dying of my cough, an early start into London in the frost. Had to stop and buy cough medicine at the railway station Superdrug. I still always thing of an aspirin with a cape when I say that.

Couple of meetings, running away at the end to the next as they overran, then a training session, where I'm pleased to say people got as excited as I did.

Evening engagement cancelled, so back home on the train to buying woodstain for the garden and delicious beef stroganoff.

Happily, tonight's chores included sewing goodies for Christmas and adjust some work gear for Tom. I love it when my chores coincide with my hobbies.

Monday, November 28, 2016

NaBloPoMo 28 Ross

Up early to a drive to Oxford. Had to stop at Winchester to buy a tyre gauge and pump when a tyre warning light came on. All sorted quickly enough and back on the road.

Morning spent working from a coffee shop with wifi enjoying the snippets of others academic conversations. An informal one on one between manager and staff from a museum, full of office and museum world gossip. "Well she raised my hackles when I knew her at the British Museum. Very school marm-ish" Some ad hoc film reviews, and a conversation in German about a social policy essay. Which I only got the gist of as the title of the essay was always mentioned in English. German students studying in Oxford maybe?

Afternoon at a workshop, then a long walk back to the park and ride car park due to a coach breaking down on the corner by Carfax Tower. All the buses were messed up so I just kept walking.

Then home along to Southampton and the Mayflower Theatre, for an evening with Ross Noble. I laughed and laughed and laughed. I cried and coughed with laughter. His surreal wandering comedy was a great tonic, even if Southampton did decide to throw him a curve ball by having a blind man, a transitioning transgender person and an adherent of S&M amongst the people he picked for a chat. Oh and the extended section about Morph trying nipple clamps....

Sunday, November 27, 2016

NaBloPoMo 27 advent

After a huge breakfast and saying goodbye to our friendly hosts, we went to mum and dad's and tried to make ourselves useful. Tom pruned trees and helped fix toilets and ironed curtains for rehanging. I made covered for pots of jam and ironed shirts and helped with PowerPoint presentations and made sandwiches and hung washing.

Mum and I had a good chat in the afternoon, then Tom, dad and I went to the annual advent carol service. Very strange being there without Mum, and Dad being sat up the front in his reader's robes. These things change and stay the same all at once. I handed out service books this year whilst Tom lit candles.

Roast chicken for tea after, having come home to Mum and Verity nursing the poorly hedgehog. Hope he's alright. Then a drive home in the dark, cleaning the kitchen and making packed lunches.


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