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.
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.