On Wednesday Sue and Sarah travelled to Philippa’s in Devon for a short break. The weather was great, and, on their return, they reported that they had a lovely time, unfortunately, whilst visiting the sea Sarah somehow managed to destruct her mobile and had to buy a new one. They also paid a visit to a nunnery and whilst there bought me some Trappist beer and a pot of honey. They returned on Saturday.
Jamie was working all week at the Joinery, as soon as he got in from work, he went out again (to see Harriet) so until Friday, I was left on my own. The highlight of those few days was when Peter Miles from next door came around and stayed for a while to show me how to sharpen the chain on my chainsaw.
On Friday I went on tour with the Under 17’s to Brussels. We travelled by train from Market Harborough and then by Eurostar, and I was surprised at how quick and easy the journey was. We stayed in a hostel in the centre of Brussels, it was called the ‘Sleepwell’, and I did! The team played a local side in Donde -Monde, and they beat them 50:0. Afterwards the spectators and coaches sampled a few of the Belgian beers on offer. It is said in Belgium that you can drink a different beer on each day of the year and never repeat it (I now believe them). Though just a few days and one match it was a thoroughly enjoyable tour; I think Sue and I should visit Brussels next autumn. I was given instructions by the females in the family to return with some Belgian chocolates and I did, for Sue and Sarah.
The following Wednesday I travelled to Thurcroft (via Newark to drop a load of logs I had cut for Charlotte’s fire) to fetch Nan. Before leaving for Harborough Nan and I had lunch in Thurcroft before returning via Newark to see Lucas (who for once didn’t have a runny nose and seemed fit and healthy). In Balderton, we had fish and chips with Charlotte and family and then travelled back to Harborough.