Friday, October 31, 2008

Crumpets at Five O'Clock...

Actually I've spent this week feeling very lucky. I went to the Doctor on Tuesday to get my black and blue foot checked, and he sent me to the Hove PolyClinic (very smart) for an x-ray in case I had broken any of those annoying little foot-bones. Nope. All intact, and the woman who did the x-ray said "I think you've got away with it." Just so - and what a bit of luck.

Half Term week for Grandson, and he went to a Football Course run by Chelsea (we'll overlook the fact that it wasn't run by the Spurs) at Daughter's local Sports Centre in Dorking. This was for children in Reception and Year 1 (4 and 5 year olds) and they did some training and then played 5-a-Side games. Grandson was apparently a star, scoring three goals on Monday and 4 on Tuesday. He came away with a medal and a certificate, and had a great time. Brilliant.

On Wednesday I went to collect him because Daughter was working an extra day. I was glad I did the journey, because the roads had been very icy early on, and when I got close to Dorking there was thick snow everywhere. Rather me than her, because I think it can be tricky to cope with icy roads when you are an inexperienced driver. Anyway, we had a good journey back, stopping for a muddy walk at the Windmills, and just chilled out for the next couple of days. We walked by the sea in a freezing wind yesterday, and gathered shells, seaweed and driftwood for his Half Term Nature Table. Good fun, but it was even better to snuggle up indoors in the warm.

Talking of chilling, this evening Mr Picky came downstairs for supper in his usual tracksuit, and told me that it was very cold in his room. I was surprised, because he is in my lovely, cosy single bedroom, which is actually the warmest room in the house (if you don't count the toilet). When I enquired further, he told me that his radiator was cold, and had never been hot! Never. I raced upstairs to check it, and, sure enough, it was stone cold! How I don't know, because I never turn any of the radiators off - perhaps someone else had done it? Anyway, I fiddled with the valves and turned up the thermostat, and sure enough it came on. I came back down and assured him that it was now hot - but I did wonder why he hadn't mentioned it in four weeks! It's a mystery.
I felt very sheepish, and said how sorry I was - let's hope he will now be snug as a bug in a rug.

Grandson and Daughter pootled off home this afternoon, with their pumpkins and their costumes for Hallowe'en. So at 5 o'clock I settled down in front of a rubbish film on TV, with a pot of tea and a toasted crumpet, and I thought to myself "It doesn't get much better than this." I had some sweeties at the ready in case I was asked to "Trick or Treat", but no. All was quiet.
No ghouls or ghosties here.

9 comments:

softinthehead said...

Margot ! Have you not learned your lesson about rushing about on stairs - take it easy lady :)

Maggie May said...

Nothing quite like walking with grandchildren along a freezing beach. IF that is, you can get them out of the house in the first place!
Everything was very quiet last night here too, apart from a few fireworks somewhere near by.

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

Hi SITH, oh Lord, you're right - I didn't even think of it. I was in a panic and just ran. No excuse I know! M :-)

Hi Maggie, actually it was difficult getting ME out of the house - Grandson always wants to go somewhere, regardless of the weather. Worth it though for the snuggliness afterwards. M :-)

Suzysoo said...

Silly man probably turned the radiator off himself so he could whinge about it!!

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

Ha Ha - yes you're probably right Suzysoo. It had crossed my mind but I thought that would be a bit counter-productive. Still, he does love something to whinge about! M :-)

family affairs said...

Glad all your bones are still intact! Lx

Working mum said...

Glad the foot was Ok. Sounds like you had a lovely time with grandson.

We're just about to have tea and crumpets, too! You're right, doesn't get any better.

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

Hi lulu, thanks, it is good news.M xx

Hi Working Mum, thanks to you too - there's something about toasted crumpets that just hits the spot! M xx

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

Hi lulu, thanks, it is good news.M xx

Hi Working Mum, thanks to you too - there's something about toasted crumpets that just hits the spot! M xx