Saturday, 8 August 2009

Good luck to S

White lilies
Mr A has been peering out from the top of my blog for a few days now, so here's his replacement, a picture of lilies he bought me for my birthday. He had a very nice birthday in the end, and didn't go cycling - we had supper in the pub instead.

Otherwise, everyday life continues as normal. Mr A and I met Lola II last Sunday at a different pub, halfway between our homes, and went for a walk after lunch. We saw a fox, a pheasant, the site of an abbey where Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh lived for a while, fields of wheat and oats, and crossed a railway line where we briefly acted out the Railway Children ("Daddy! My daddy!") Lola II has been having a hard time lately, so here's hoping that things improve for her.

The RAC membership is sorted, my phone has been mended under warranty, and the change of gas and electricity suppliers is confirmed. Mr A and I had a look at different bathroom options, cat feeding continues, but I still haven't had to do any plant watering due to daily rainfall. Today, for the first time in a week, the weather looks pretty good.

I managed to go to 'work' at Warwick uni for four long days this week, and managed to complete almost two experiments. The results are coming out rather well, luckily, but it's very tiring. I can't believe I used to go to work five days a week, for months on end - it will be a proper shock to the system when I have to do that again. Yesterday I took the day off, and took the opportunity of spending the afternoon in the cinema watching the latest Harry Potter, thinking I could do a few things afterwards, without realising that the film is nearly three hours long. It's not a bad film, but I imagine it's a different experience if you haven't read the book and don't know what's about to happen next.

SAfter the film, I moved on to the real reason for taking the day off work, and for the title of this post: so I could join my friend and ex-colleague S for a celebration on the occasion of him being made redundant from his job. Apart from being a shame that he's now unemployed, it's sad to think I can no longer go and meet him after work for an evening out. He has an interview on Thursday, and I do hope he's successful with that.


Uncle Dick Madeley said...

I wish him well too. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine. Terrible times we're going through.

Don't Bug Me! said...

Gorgeous lily photo. Love it.

aims said...

Catching up Lola after being at my brother' time for blogging over there.

Happy Burpday to you and yours and your blog. I've never noticed when I started my blog or how many posts I've done or any of that sort of stuff. I suppose I should have a look one of these days and see what's going on.

I too can't imagine having to work 5 days a week. I know the work I did before is part of what drove me crazy and I'm grateful that I don't have to worry about that anymore. Helping my brother each summer more than makes up for the lack of it. Plus it's all volunteer - the only gratification I get is the look on my brother's face when we have a good day.

Lola said...

Thank you, guys.