Yesterday the 'boy' returned from his pilgrimage in Lourdes. It was a boiling hot day and for the first time ever his plane arrived early, 20 minutes early, so it was panic stations. We were still on the way to the airport when he text to say he had landed. So we drove straight to the front of Stansted and awaited his appearance, and waited and waited. Finally I got another text and he told me he was likely to be 'a while' as it was taking ages to unload all the people with mobility problems. So we went and sat on a hard standing of a nearby farm in the boiling hot, covered in storm flies, waiting for his call.
Once we collected him we went for a gorgeous lunch/tea with Debbie and Malcolm. Malcolm has been itching to have his hair dyed blond and when we arrived he was sporting a very fetching base ball cap with long blond locks. It felt like at any minute I would be hearing the twang of banjos!!! Really scary!!! Deb laid on some lovely food including strawberries with chocolate sauce and we had a great afternoon. I am a little concerned about Malcs fitness regime. Tom and I have decided to be 'Anti Malcs' eg. He does millions of sit ups, I'll do none, He can't sleep, Tom can sleep for England, easy really!!!
When we got home I had all of Carls washing to do, 4 loads of clothes, which were quite special as he had bough home some holy water which had leaked in the case!! He bought us all little gifts, I am very pleased with my Rosary beads in my favour green colour. Beth has a Lourdes teddy and Tom has a pen on a rope, seeing how he is always losing his at work!!! Nan and grandad had holy water and sweets.
Today Carl was at Scout camp, so I drove him there all 95 miles in each direction. Again it was very hot with the car temp showing 32 outside while we were cooking on the M25!! I feel exhausted and I need another weekend off to recover!!!