Monday, August 20

Where Are the Clowns?

A very busy weekend. A get together with family & friends as a celebration for GOM's birthday, on Saturday afternoon/evening.

And there were clowns! Here is one. And here is another.

Our Son B arrived early on Saturday, up from the City. So there was time for father & son to go off to have their traditional games of pool at the Club. SB says he had to let the old man win, as his birthday treat.
Hmmm, I am not sure about that...
We have been having some fairly mild weather & Friday evening looked like this.
Peaceful & calm. The only blot, the garish lights of the Fast food outlet down in the village. I suppose it is indicative of modern life.
And these fluffy clouds, below, were Saturday's skyscape. Not really a threat, & quite pleasant out of the wind. It meant we were able to spend some time outside & it was very pleasant sitting out with family & friends who had arrived.

And as it cooled we moved indoors and later, the 'Clowns' arrived.
SG -Small Grandson, - stayed the night here, his first ever sleepover, & he slept like a 'baby'. He woke fairly early, & wanted to go home, to his 'sister, so we can play the video game'. He has become slightly obsessed with it, & can play surprisingly well. So I took him home while sore heads slumbered on.
Later, we went to a School fete, & just as we arrived, the Heavens opened, & it poured! I had grabbed a jacket, & was not too cold, but GOM hadnt taken his, & he got wet, & very cold. It ruined the Fete, & we felt sorry for the kids.
The school grounds turned into a vast mud vat, & there a lot of shivery little half drowned kids scurrying about, covered in mud, & wet to the core. We didnt stay long, & came home to warm up, & dry off.
It has rained all yesterday, last night, & looks set to rain all day today. I suppose it is good for the farmers, & hopefully the dams will benefit.
Makes things look a bit bleak, but we can catch up with some movies, or "How to Train your Dog". I am hoping to be able to get Leo a bit more obedient. Mr Nice Neighbour has kindly lent us the tape, so I will be paying close attention!
I had missed out on a book I wanted to buy at the Fete, & was bemoaning the fact. I said "O well, 'He who hesitates is lost'" which prompted a discussion about adages, & how many of them cancel each other out. As SB said, " 'Look before you leap'" more or less cancels it out. 'Fools rush in' is another that springs to mind.
I tend to like the mockery adages, such as 'Time wounds all heals' or my absolute favourite, 'Absence makes the heart grow absent'.
All in all it was a very pleasant weekend, & as we age, I guess our chances of such gatherings will diminish--- or we will be too old to stand the pace!!
Split Enz, Six Months in a Leaky Boat.


24 comments:

joyce said...

You had some strange looking clowns at your house! Almost scary.

CONNIE W said...

Those clowns are TOO funny! Hee Hee Hee

meggie said...

SB took the pics- & I noticed none of the 'younger clowns' got their photos taken. They sloped off outside & pretended to 'take the air'.

crafty said...

It's funny but I wasn't paying attention and thought you said you'd be too old to stand the peace!

I thought you must be going nuts.

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Life's Free Treats!! Looks like you've got a fun family to contend with!

ancient one said...

It's a wonder anyone would stay all night at your house after the clowns. LOL Sometimes the games at home are more fun than grandma's house. My youngest always brought his games with him to hook up to our tv when he would come for sleep overs.

I like your skyscapes even with the fast food lights.~later

bluemountainsmary said...

Sorry Meggie but the clowns kind of freak me out - the rubber masks do anyway. Tipping it down up here but most welcome - and it is always beautiful when the mist curls around us ...glad the celebrations seem to have gone well..

Quilting Kim said...

Calling in the clowns always livens up the party. Happy Birthday greetings to GOM.

Tanya Brown said...

Holy cow - that clown mask is startling! It doesn't look quite real, but it's close enough that one does a doubletake.

I adore your "competing adages" discussion. Great stuff.

Henri said...

Mighty Aches from Little Corns Do Grow -- or Mighty Corns from Little Aches do Grow -- or something .
Those ' Clowns ' actually looked quite menacing , as indeed many Clowns do to many people - as we well know !.
Good to hear that the ' Chief Clown ' enjoyed his day and evening so much.

Aunty Evil said...

They actually look like they have some nasty growths on their faces. Ha!

Josie said...

Those are the scariest clowns I have ever seen, and the most beautiful clouds I have ever seen. All in all, a good day?

Cheers,
Josie

Alice said...

A shame about the school fete, but I guess there are many more people delighted about the rain.

Glad you had lots of fun things to entertain you all.

Lee said...

Family resemblance?

meggie said...

No, friendly resemblance! But good fun!

velcro said...

eek scary clowns! I love the landscape photos though especially the clouds

Melinda said...

The clowns scare me. I bet they are clowns even without the masks! I want the cliff notes version of the How to train your dog video.

Sheila said...

Clowns freak me out..!
I'm surprised the little one slept..!
The clouds picture is great, but it's too bad about the rain spoiling the fete..

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

There is a definite family resemblance! ;) Sounds like a nice weekend of family getting together, what a blessing for SG.

Ragged Roses said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Such a shame about the weather during the fete. I'm sure you'll have many more family gatherings to enjoy.
Kim x

Wizened Wizard said...

Hi Meggie! Glad to have you stop by my blog. We appear to be contemporaries living half a world apart. Greetings from the northern woods. : )

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Thank you for the laugh. I can imagine them sitting in your home wearing such faces... of course I would have to throw a pie....smiles

Stomper Girl said...

Feel sorry for the school (and poor wet GOM too of course!) as fetes are the BIG fundraiser for the year - rain is the last thing they want.

Those masks are terrifying.

fifi said...

What lovely party guests!

The skyscapes are lovely though.

Adages.
"Absence makes the fart go Honda"


I seem to remember some lame punchline....