Last week – as many of you know – we were briefly back in Bisham (Dad & I were there for a week but poor Mum was just there for a long weekend, as she had to go to the US for meetings). Dad was a bit busy – painting front doors, the gate & the inside of the shed – that has just had a new roof. Granny Devon was the cook & bottle washer. We had a fantastic chocolate cake & delicious steak & kidney pie. Our fantastic sofa – once belonging to Aunty Gwendoline & re-covered at Victoria Works by Katerina, with fabric from Shanghai – is now in place in Bisham! which means Dad & I can watch TV more comfortably. On Thursday, I went on an outing with G’pa & Micheline to Nuffield House which was very interesting – top features included Lord Nuffield’s mini workshop in his bedroom, also seeing his appendix in a bottle. Urrgghhh!
And a lot of thank yous:
Thanks very much to the Curtley’s for a fantastic Saturday brunch – we had the full works – yum, yum. Thanks to Granny-fix-it who may need to be renamed Granny storage for being our Amazon warehouse for parcels in the UK. It is like Xmas when we open them all. Thanks also to all the friends who came & joined us at for traditional Portuguese style English pub grub at The Bull for dinner on Saturday night – great to see so many people there. I was surprised to find a bird in the bathroom when I got home – Dad said is was a Goldfinch & he caught it & set it free. Also, thank you very much to Auntie Claire for cooking the best Sunday roast ever! (roast lamb & 3 helpings of pudding). We were kind of celebrating Mum’s birthday – & Shirley had made a brilliant cake – too good to eat (but of course, we did eat it).