Where have the weeks gone? I feel as if my world has been turned upside down like one of those little snow balloons and only now is it beginning to settle!
It was wonderful to see our wanderer after almost two years of course but naturally we all had a lot of adjustments to make. It had been nearly 10 years since we had all lived together so arriving here jobless and homeless to live with her elderly parents who have become set in their ways which are definitely not her ways has not been easy for her and consequently not for us either!
Luck was on her side though and she soon found work and has been going off to her new job since last Thursday 1st March. It is dealing with business travel for the biggest local employer here so in this instance her time spent traveling together with her years spent working for a large company in Canary Wharf stood her in good stead!
I think she will be on the lookout for somewhere of her own to rent as soon as she receives her first month's wages and then we will all breathe more easily no doubt! And I have no doubt she will eventually find a way to move back to London which she feels is "home".
We haven't been told very much about her time away although I was asked if this T-shirt would go in the washing machine or need hand washing as the colour runs and when I asked was told she had ridden this road - I checked out the website and am glad I didn't know what she was doing at the time!
We have seen a few photos including her sand surfing somewhere which looked fun but she is not very forthcoming - takes after her father and his family in that respect! So I am not much wiser than before - perhaps just as well?!
We turned out the compost "hive" on Friday and discovered this beautifully crafted nest inside - seems a bit big for a field mouse being about 7 or 8 inches in diameter - luckily no babies inside. Compost which was usable has now been dug into the veggie plot and the rest put back into the hive to cook a bit more but we did put a sheet of wire mesh in the bottom this time to prevent any further squatters!
Added to the upheaval of having a permanent extra in the house our computer finally became even slower than before and the Computer Doctor was called in. He spent ages checking out this and that and eventually it was taken to the "hospital" for a transplant - a new hard drive was called for apparently. It came back a day or so later having made a rapid recovery. I might even be able to watch videos now Lesley!! So, sorry that I haven't been visiting much lately - hopefully normal service will be resumed soon!