The Loooooong Journey!

Family news is that Philippa and Paul got tickets for the Led Zeppelin Concert this week. They camped out and maganged to get the VIP treatment by being on the front row next to the stage. They were interviewed by the media and had their photos in several national newspapers.
I lost my mobile phone last week-end and after a whole week of searching I found it on Saturday. I had dropped in the garden next to the shed. This week we have had torrential rain and frosts most nights. When I found it, it was frozen into a puddle. I took th battery out and put it on a radiator to dry out. When the battery was replaced, itr worked!!! It still has some condensation inside, but continues to function properly, I suppose I should send an email to congratulate the manufacturers.
Sue actually had one day off school this week. She looked tons better because of it. She has been carrying a chesty cough for weeks now and passing it back and forth between herself and a class of children doesn’t help.
 (it was a barking cough!)
Sareah is quietly getting excited about Christmas and keeps checking under the tree to see if there any presents for her. Sue and I left her on her own on Friday (we went to see a film called Zodiac) and I think she enjoyed the responsilbility as we didn’t ring home once to check on her.
Jamie decided to go and visit nan on Friday. He said he knew how to get there. He didn’t borrow the SatNav or take a map. The journey normally takes 1hr 15 mins. He got lost and took 5hrs 30 mins. He had to ring Charlotte from Mansfield to ask for directions (Sue and I were at the cinema) on how to get there. Nan stayed up until he arrived. He came back on Saturday (after I had explained the route). He won’t be doing that again in a hurry.
This week-end I bottled up my Sloe Gin in readiness for the annual Sloe Gin Compett#ition, next Thursday. It is a bit tarty and I don’t think will do very well, but I have  great hopes for my pickled onions, especially the Chilli onions I have made (very impressive flavour, best eaten last!).

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