Sunday, July 27, 2008

Busy Again.....




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!!!

6 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

I'm gonna show my stupidity again. What is the M25? A highway?

lyzzydee said...

Travis, not a stupid question, the M25 is a motorway that circles around London. Its a great idea but its simply not big enough to handle the traffic. So Sunday lunch time and traffic is at a standstill its even worse during the weekday rush hour!!!! It frequently known as the biggest car park in England!!!

Manna said...

Beautiful piccies. I know what you mean by the biggest car park!

LuLu said...

Lyzzy what a very amp description of the M25 ! I think you were a little generous with your description because you forgot to add about the rude drivers who think indicating gives them the right to pull out on you even if there is no space ! !

If I only I knew - you could of popped in for a coffee as we only live 15 minutes away ! ! !

Debbielou said...

Great to see you all on Sunday - think I'll join in the anti Malc fitness regime !

Barbara Martin said...

I've been on the M25, but the traffic was moving!

Very nice post with great photos.

It's nice when children go for their adventures, but very nice when they return.