The simplicity of my day to day.
This is where I write my thoughts, feelings and my daily trials, tribulations and happy things
|Well we were all set to go to our son-in-law’s football team’s Quiz Night. Table of eight sorted. This had been on the cards for a month.in fact we had too many interested for our table having eleven at one time wanting to go. Usually someone drops out so we kept the eleven. First of all my husband got sick with the flu, then son-in -law the same. That was okay, we now have nine. We decided it didn’t matter having one extra, we were not going to win anyway! Usually at these kind of things there is a team of brainiacs.
Daughter comes over to our house to pick me up as I live nearest to the venue. As she walks in, laden with snacks for the evening, she gets a message from her two friends who decided they were too tired to come. Now we’re down to seven people. We are just about to leave the house when we get a message from a family of three, who decided the weather was too nasty and they weren’t coming. “I hope you guys win though”
Now we are four! Decided to pull the pin, and had to let my friends, who were still going, that the night was off. Unbelievable.
|Quiet day today so took the opportunity to send two reviews. I’m enjoying reviewing, it amazed me how varied are the stories here at WdC. My birthday tomorrow, swimming and coffee with the swimming class, then hubby is taking me out for lunch. The weather is going to be typical for July, raining and cold. But I don’t care, so long as I’m well enough to enjoy my day.
|Beautiful sunny winter’s day today. I forced myself to get into my bathers and go for a swim!
Our Grandson Jacob came for dinner, I’ll miss him so much when he leaves us to go into the army next month, I so hope he likes it.
Next year we’re going home to the UK in May and today it felt a little more real as we looked for flights. It’ll be over twelve years since I’ve been ‘home’ although it’s not felt like home ever since my parents died over thirty years ago. I’ve still got two brothers and various relatives over there though.
|Had a lovely day today. My granddaughter took me to the movies and lunch, as an early Birthday present. She’s too busy to meet me on my actual birthday on Friday.
We went to see the movie “tomorrow”
The premise is that for some reason the Beatles never existed. It was so good, I give it five Yeah,Yeah, Yeahs, out of five!
|I’m so excited to have won first prize in June’s Good deeds deserve Cash!
I still can’t believe it. So thankful for all the amazing tutoring we received through Rockin’Reviewers Academy, and a special thanks to Hannah for her patience, encouragement and gentle coaching.
|I’ve been very slack not attending to my blog. I don’t know where the days disappear. I’ll blame it on winter.
Wettest June for many years and still it rains. That’s a good thing because we go for up to six months without seeing a drop. I used to have a summer birthday when I was a child in England, but now it falls in the coldest month of the year her in Perth Western Australia.
School holidays are starting next week, so will probably catch up with the great grandkids sometime.
My granddaughter Beth is coming up today for a visit. She’s exhausted from her directorship of the school musical. Everything seems to have gone wrong, but as they say it’ll be all right on the night. Fingers crossed.
|Had a wonderful day out yesterday with my daughter and Granddaughter Beth.
We went to see Strictly Ballroom at the theatre. These were tickets Beth had brought me and her Mum for last Christmas.
I love musicals and have seen many, but this was the best show I’ve seen.
A glass of bubbles before the show and being with my two favourite people made the day.
Waiting for hubby to get back from the hardware store and we’re going to take the dog for a walk and call. In at the pub for a spot of lunch.
|Had a great day today. After my Creative Writing Class at the community center, I went to a talk at the library. It was called The secret life of authors.
Three lovely young women, all published authors, gave a talk about their lives, the way they write and other topics. So interesting. If anyone is interested this is one of the websites to access their world of being an author.
Sally Hepworth is travelling to New York for television interviews next week.
|I’ve expended quite a bit of energy today, swimming this morning and a four kilometres walk this afternoon with the dog. The weather seems to be calming down after the crazy windy wet weather of the last week.
I was happy to see my stories, The Reunion, and Dimitriou, were selected as Editors Picks in the Drama and Comedy newsletters this week. So happy!
It is our grandson’s 22nd birthday today. Jacob was told this morning he’d been accepted in to the Australian Army. He’s been waiting for a year to get into the course he wanted. He’ll be working on Helicopters, which is what he wanted. I’ve heard on the grapevine he is going to propose to his long time girlfriend tonight. It will be her 21 st birthday, the same day as Jacob. What a great day for them both 💕
|Had a lovely surprise this morning to find I’d been awarded a package of gifts from the Rockin’Reviewers for completing the course.
Entered a new story into my portfolio, I’m actually pleased with it, so hope it at least gets read.
Went to the open day of the learning center this morning. Bought a few Knick-knacks for the kids from the white elephant stall. John got lots of books as usual.
Called in to see daughter Sarah whilst we were in the neighbourhood.
Sad about my granddaughter and her husband splitting up, they told the kids this week. Indi was the most upset, but she’s older and realised how different things will be. Such a shame.
The rain has been steady and we’ve had a good soaking. It’s really cold though, so our log fire is working overtime.