Monday, April 21, 2008

Ups and Downs..

So much to say, so little time. I had a really busy weekend because Sister decided to come and stay (it was an impromptu visit), which was lovely, but it meant I didn't have the time to sit at the computer and catch up!

Poor Aristocratic BF, last Tuesday she apparently went out early into her frosty garden and slipped on the paving, breaking her hip. This was a nightmare, because she was outside in the freezing cold, in a lot of pain, and with no means of communication. How she managed it I don't know, but she did eventually drag herself round to the front of the house and attract the attention of a passing neighbour from the drive. It took one and a half hours. Poor Friend. She was whisked off to hospital in Maidstone and they have pinned her broken hip. We have spoken on the phone, and though she obviously missed out on her planned holiday (she was due to fly to Lanzarote last Thursday), she sounds much better. And her Sons have rallied round, which is very good. I'm planning to go and visit when she gets home from hospital at the end of this week.

The weekend was lovely, starting with dinner at our local French Restaurant with my two BBFs on Friday evening, a real treat (especially as they insisted on paying, which was a complete surprise!) I got up early and walked on Saturday; it was blustery and rainy but still invigorating. The sea was whipped up into cornetto-style waves and I loved the feel of the soft rain on my face - they do say that it's good for the skin and it certainly feels like it. Sister arrived in the afternoon and we enjoyed the usual catching up with the gossip, plus a stir-fry supper with some gorgeous prawns and asparagus and a couple of glasses of wine just to help it go down. Then on Sunday we got up early and went to the Car Boot Sale at Brighton Station. This was great fun - it was lovely and sunny and there were lots of bargains to be had. Not that I needed a thing, but a Betty Jackson skirt and a Jaeger cashmere for a total of £10 were just too good to pass up. I wished I could have made room for lots more, but there it is. We shared a scrummy bacon sandwich with our coffee, sitting in the sun, and came back feeling very satisfied. It was so hot that we sat on my balcony all afternoon, soaking up the sun and musing on life in general and the thought of life in France in particular. Then she had to drive back to London, and I went out to a Pub Quiz, picking up Gay Friend on the way. There were only three of us in the team, so we didn't expect much, but we picked up a prize for the best team name (The Spritzer Sisters) and we sent Gay Friend up to collect our box of chocs, since he was an honorary Spritzer Sister for the evening. Sad to say, we demolished the whole box in record time between the three of us. Ah well, back to the diet again..

12 comments:

girl with the mask said...

What an awful story about your friend out in the cold, with a broken hip!

Best wishes to her...!

Mean Mom said...

Sorry to hear about your friend with the broken hip. One of my friends has also broken her hip, but it was her first day on holiday in Spain, unfortunately. She received excellent care and she is back home, now.

Your weekend was to die for. Glad you enjoyed it.

the mother of this lot said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Hot? Did you have hot? We had January. Sorry about the Aristo BF. Hope she's feeling better.

Dusty Spider said...

You faired better for weather than we did on Saturday! Glad you enjoyed the weekend. Sorry to her of your friends awful experience. Hope she is soon on the mend. Flick x

Donna said...

Awful, for your friend!! But it sounds like You had a Blast!!LOL Way to go Girl!!!hughugs

Maggie May said...

Oh dear, sorry to hear about your sister. Thank Goodness she was able to get to the front of the house & attract attention. Hope she makes a really good recovery.
The Spritzer sisters sounded hilarious! I'd have probably whopped the chocs down fast too!

aims said...

OMG! What a traumatic experience that must have been for her. I kept saying 'oh no' all the way through. So sad when we get to the stage where hips break so easily!

Your time did indeed sound wonderful. It's snowing here and has been now for 5 days. They said last night on the news that we can expect white until the end of April. Good thing my igloo is nice and warm.....

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in replying...

Hello G.I.M, yes it was awful, but she is on the mend and back home as of today! M xx

Hi Mean Mom, yes, what a lot of things happening. My poor ABF is on the mend though (see above). And it was lovely to have such a great weekend. M xx

Hi The Mother - must come over and catch up with you.. Yes, a great w/end and really hot - what odd weather we are all having! ABF much better and home. M xx

Hi Flick, yes a real contrast of events. Lovely weather, but obviously not everywhere!! M xx

Hi Donna, I know it was odd to be having such a good time while my ABF was having such a horrible time! M xx

Hi Maggie - no, not Sister that broke her hip (thank heavens because in London she might have been there for days!), but my ABF in Kent. Going to see her at the weekend. M :)
PS we're always happy to welcome another Spritzer Sister onto the team. M xx

Hi Aims, yes, a really awful experience, but she sounds very bright now and pleased to be back home. Can't believe that you're still covered with snow! Sending warmest wishes to your igloo. M :)

family affairs said...

Your poor friend. Make sure she gets some good physio as soon as she is up to it. Will make all the difference. Lx

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Thanks for the advice Lulu, I'm seeing her at the weekend, and will make sure I mention it. M xx

Stinking Billy said...

margot, a really nice post and quite relaxing, other than the broken hip, of course. Forgive my notoriously bad memory, but what's this about France? Not you, too?

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Billy, and thanks for visiting. Well, yes, Sister and I have a yearning for France, and I have a couple of Friends living out there - so who knows... M xx