Friday, 4 April 2008

swifty-martiny-swallowy affairs

It is wonderful to be welcoming back these portents of summer. As I stood outside today, feeling chilly whilst the magic man from the AA mended the car, I was wondering if I could return indoors without appearing rude. I idly thought that it will be time to welcome the swifty-martiny-swallowy affairs back soon, and gazed absently around. Then I saw them. Swallows, I think. It moves me enormously when I see the first ones arrive, I just love to see them swooping around and hear them, or is that the swifts? Or martins?

Yesterday was the most stressful day at Michael House since and including arriving here. Today we have been able to have a relaxing day. We hope to have some of Simon's father's pictures printed, as guests have expressed interest in purchasing them, so we took a few to Stable Art in Bodmin and now have a plan for getting a few prepared. Of course, we had to have lunch out, and went to Bara, which is excellent.

That is my three beautiful things covered - swallows, Bara for lunch and starting the process of getting picutres printed.

I have been sent the following reqest via email. I thought I would include it here, as I have often seen other bloggers do similar things.

Four things about me that you may or may not know in no particular order.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life ......

1. taxi controller
2. Occupational therapist
3. Till operator and shelf filler in Tescos (hiss)
4. guest house proprietor

- in a very muddled order

B) Four movies I would watch over and over...

1. gregory's Girl
2. The satish kumar documentary recently - not really a film
3. ho hum, I'm not a huge film goer

C) Four places I have lived ...

1. Balham
2. West Dulwich
3. Lymington
4. Grasmere
5. East Grinstead
6. Northampton
7. Cambridge
rules? what rules? who said 4?

D) Four TV Shows that I watch ...

1. Grand designs
2. Location, Location, Location
3. Scrabulous on Facebook, oh, that doesnt count, oh well, I do more of it than watching TV
4. about to see Poppy Shakespeare, no idea what it will be like

Four Places I have Been...

1. Zambia
2. Madagascar
3. Romania
4. West Penwith

F) People who e-mail me the most ....

1. L
2. P
3. J
4. D

G) Four of my favourite foods ..
1. chocolate
2. jacket potatoes, with loads of butter, cheese and coleslaw
3. Indian
4. chocolate, oh I said that. Chocolatey things
5. chocolate

H) Four places I would rather be right now...

1. Treknow, its fine here actually
2. The Lizard
3. Madagascar, to explore it properly, not just on a controlled, guided tour
4. New Zealand, left this in from D, would love to discover it, I know I would love it
5. Italy, I would also love to discover this

J) Four things I am looking forward to ...

1. a busy season, I hope
2. Getting my craft room properly functional and then making stuff
3. getting the garden started for the year - well, I'm not so much looking forward to starting it, but to reflecting upon having got it sorted!
4. having a bit of money as the season gets under way and not being skint all the time

K) Four things on your bedside table/chest of drawers

1. alarm clock
2. book by Prue Leith - Leaving Patrick, second hand find, very well written, enjoying it.
3. dust,
4. lamp

1 comment:

Lovely's Blot said...

Hope you are feeling less stressed! I guess we all get those days wherever we are and whatever we are doing!