Unfortunately, Suraj’s father died in Coventry hospital during the week, and Suraj stayed with him until the very end.
An exhausted Suraj, Charlotte and Lucas came to stay with us on Wednesday, and we looked after Lucas while Suraj and Charlotte attended his father’s funeral in Coventry on the following day. They remained with us until Saturday when they travelled down to London to meet all the family and friends that wished to pay their respects to his father. It was another very long day for them, and they didn’t return to Harborough until around midnight. Not surprisingly they slept until noon on Sunday. After a sombre family lunch, they travelled home to Newark.
Jamie had been staying and working in London during the week building the scenery at an exhibition. He has been looking forward to it for quite a while and when he returned late on Friday night, he certainly looked as if he has had a good time.
Despite having trouble with my knee ligament, on Monday I managed 18 holes of golf in 97 strokes, with 2 birdies. I was quite pleased as I hadn’t played the game in over ten years. The following day I even managed to cut down and log a large rotten sycamore next to the river with my chainsaw.
On Saturday I refereed at Stamford School, it was an excellent standard of rugby, and I enjoyed the game immensely. Though my knee was still hurting and the game was fast, I surprised myself by keeping up with the play. However, on the journey home the knee reminded me it needed some rest before it would get better (not much chance of that).
The following Friday I took Sarah up to the north of Leicestershire to join her Air Cadets group for a week-end camp. She was very excited on the way there; I just hope the weather is good.