Sadly, Jamie had a big fallout with Harriet last week and they parted company with quite a lot of shouting and tears. We believe it was over a film that Jamie had found boring, he left Harriet in the cinema only to return 20 mins later after buying himself something to eat. You can’t deny that was a little insensitive and I can understand why she was so upset.
The following night he drove up with a friend to see Nan, though she offered for them to stay the night he returned home, arriving very early the following morning. He spent the rest of the week moping around his room, playing on his play station and being unusually polite. He even has asked Sue to have a word with the Swimming Club, it seems he wants to start swimming again. Confusingly, on one of the days, he disappeared in his car for half an hour and returned with Harriet, yet that night he went to the cinema with one of his friends. We have no idea what is going on.
Sarah signed up for a world challenge event in Costa Rica in 2010. To qualify, she has to raise £3000 but is confident she can do it. Fingers crossed she can. It should be a brilliant experience. Unfortunately, she was off school for two days with a sickness bug which appears to be working its way around the town. Now that her bedroom has been decorated, she is sleeping back in the room. It allowed her and Sue to sort out her belongings, a lot of her stuff was put aside for Lucas and the rest was earmarked for car booting or the refuse tip. I was amazed at how much make-up etc. she possesses; I am beginning to wonder how much of my daughter is real!
Unusually, Sue and I have been shopping with each other a couple of times (practically unheard of!), though only for things for Sarah’s bedroom. Adventurously, Sue bought something for the first time on eBay (I think she sneakily liked to idea of bidding).
I continue to referee and aggravate my leg. I have now pulled my hamstring to complement a cruciate ligament problem, if I had any sense I should give it a rest for a few weeks, but that won’t happen! During the week I cleaned the pool, painted the garage floor and replaced a garden gate that was blown down during the recent gales we had.
Charlotte went to see Nan in Thurcroft on Monday, taking Lucas with her. Afterwards, she came to see us and collected the wood from an apple tree I had logged, and the off cuts form for next doors extension to burn on their open fire. When she arrived home, she had to call the fire brigade as her wheely bin had caught fire from the hot ashes of a previous fire. The bins were next to the gas canisters that they use for the central heating. It sounded as if they were very lucky not to have burnt the house down. They now can’t use the gas as the system has to be checked over by professionals before it can. They were very fortunate, events could have been very much worse.