The good weather has continued (with a vengeance) and 32.2 degrees was recorded in the garden. Apparently it was hotter than that in Majorca, according to Charlotte Sarah and Claire (their friend) who were having a nice relaxed week by the pool at an all inclusive hotel in Calla de Majorca. Surprising that whenever they rang, they seemed to be just getting ready to go out to eat, in the town. I think they have a problem with the concept of ‘All Inclusive’! Every time Sarah rang she was very bubbly and excited and it was obvious she was thoroughly enjoying her girlie week away. At this point I should note that despite Sarah reading 3 books by the pool (getting a tan), when I picked them up at the airport (East Midlands) I was significantly browner than she (smug). Just goes to show that English weather is better than foreign weather.
Today, I took Nan back home. It was only 20 minutes ago that I realised why she was keen to be back in Thurcroft. The Ashes start on Wednesday (she is an avid cricket lover) and we don’t have Sky TV, only radio 5. With Wimbledon now having finished, I bet she doesn’t see the point of being in Harborough and sitting down and watching me work in the garden (see photos).
This week I hired some scaffolding and chopped the tops off the giant conifer hedge. It was very hot, very hard and quite boring. In between, chain sawing Leylandii I fixed the electrics on Nan’s batmobile, only to get phone call from town one day when it broke down after its second outing. It is sitting in the garage waiting to be fixed again.
The Lions beat the Springbok on Saturday, a well deserved win by the good guys (even if most of them were Welsh and Irish).
This week Jamie had an interview for a job in a warehouse, but lady interviewer failed to turn up. She re-arranged the interview for the following day and this time she did turn up and Jamie got the job. He was start the following day at 10am. He was to meet her their for an induction course. She failed to turn up and after an hour the office staff advised him to go home and they would tell the woman when she turned up. He received a phone call to start at 10pm (the night shift). He turned up and he couldn’t start because he hadn’t had his induction course, the lady hadn’t passed any details on and they didn’t know who he was. It could only happen to Jamie.
Sue is working all the days she can get and I have been called in a few times myself. I did attend Farndon Fields Sports day last Wednesday, I officiated as announcer and doubled up on the scoring table. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Tanya (ancillary) had organised the day and it went smoothly, and they finished on time. I particularly enjoyed announcing the sack race and asked for any staff volunteers (there are 2 redundancies and a resignation this year), the parents loved that one.
The pool has been getting a lot of use this last 2 weeks. It has been a life saver at times. Lucas was looked after by Suraj for the week that Charlotte was away. I haven’t heard how they got on, but lots of boyish things had been planned. I am not sure I am happy with Lucas going out to pubs and playing poker so early in life, but there you go (it’s a modern generation).