Unfortunately Jamie has been made redundant. The joinery he works for has been getting less and less work over the last few months and the owner (John) has had to let his two wokers go. Jamie was very upset to get the news, but John has promised to take him on if things pick up. It was particularly hard for Jamie as I had employed them to change our front door and John had to break the news that day. I had given them the job of replacing the door in order to help them out, but very liittle other work was coming in. Nan has invited him up to Yorkshire to fit some wardrobes and Charlotte has got some shelves to be put in. I have got some flooring to replace, so we should keep him busy until he finds another job (hopefully).
Sue is fine and for once, quite healthy! She is busy with school and housework, but since I have catalogued the DVD’s she now finds time to sit down and watch a film in the evenings. We haven’t done that for such a long time.
Sarah is studying for exams and I don’t see much of her as she prefers to do it in her room.
Last Thursday I flew with Roger to see Joan and Phillip in Italy. The flight on Ryanair was quite good (honest) and the check-in procedures very quick and simple. Joan and Phillip picked us up in Ancona and drove us to Santa Vittoria, which is a hill top town in Marche (very quiet). They have a lovely house set in beautuful countryside with stunning views in every direction. The weather did not play ball and though it wasn’t cold we did have quite a bit of rain. We made friends with a neighbour’s dog called Wags. He was staying with them for a few days. The trip was very restful and it was nice to see Joan and Phillip again. They has some friends over one evening and we had a jolly time having a good natter and moan about life in general (I do a lot of that now). Britain was having great weather while we were away, but it didn’t seem to matter, we were chilling out! We were invited back next year and I certainly intend to go (despite the weather).
Lucas apparently has had a bug but appears to have got over it. I dion’t know about Charlotte and Suraj.