Thursday, October 20, 2011

I see two ships...

This morning the sea was different again - it's never quite the same twice, and when I walk most mornings there is usually something to note. Today there was a deep bluey-green, almost steely look to the water. A big tanker, leaving harbour, was moving very slowly and looked just like a black paper cutout solidly silhouetted against the flat horizon. Further along I saw a yacht with one white, billowing sail which cut through the line of the horizon like a Japanese paintbrush stroke. Very graphic. My walk was invigorating as always, and the wind was cold enough to warrant a scarf snuggled around my neck. Somehow that makes all the difference. And I so look forward to the hot shower afterwards.

Today (Saturday) is sunny but cold and as I have Grandson here I'm not walking by the sea. It's also Lovely Downstairs Neighbour's Birthday, so we're about to write her card and give her a presie. I have also volunteered to babysit for her this evening so that she can go out and celeberate with friends. That's easy-peasy because it usually involves me sitting here with a glass of wine and the baby monitor - though maybe Beanie won't be so obliging tonight! We'll see. It is going to be his 1st Birthday next month, on 8th November - I can hardly believe a whole year has gone by so quickly. He is still called Bean or Beanie, although his official name is still Gabriel. This should all be resolved when he has his Christening/Birthday Party on 6th November, Lovely Downstairs Neighbour will then finally decide on his names and the order in which they appear. As you may (or may not) recall he has been Bruno Gabriel and Gabriel Bruno, though still no-one calls him anything but Bean! It's a tricky one :-)

Half Term is upon us, and Grandson has had a very good six weeks at the new school. Yesterday there was a Harvest Cafe after school, where various cakes anad goodies were on sale. I contributed some of my Crabapple Jelly, some Spooky Cupcakes and a few other bits and pieces. It was very crowded and great fun. We ate cakes and then watched a film made by last year's Year 3. Grandson also had a brand-new, shiny gold Headmaster's Sticker, given for for his homework. All in all very satisfactory. Afterwards we went to the Skate Park for a freezing (for me) half hour. Amazing how much the weather has changed in just two weeks. Then it was home for fish and chips. I was so cold that I needed something warm to hold, at least that's my excuse...

6 comments:

Expat mum said...

Not sure wjy, but you had disappeared from my blog roll, and now you''re here again. Glad to read your blog once again. x

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

Thank you Expat Mum, lovely to hear from you again, though I didn't realize I'd lost you!! M xx

Dusty Spider said...

Loved your description of the sea. How I miss it... My son was always called, "Pod" when he was a baby. Can't tell you way. It just seemed to fit. Glad to be reading your blog again. Hope all is well with you. xx

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

Dear Dusty, how absolutely lovely to hear from you again. I must pop over and see how you are doing!! We are just fine and looking forward to a spooky Halloween :-)
M xxx

Retiredandcrazy said...

Fish and chips because it was cold? Accompanied by a nice glass of chilled wine I assume?!

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

Of course, RAC, you are right about the wine:-) But the hands were warmed just bringing the fish and chips home, at least that's my story! Lovely to hear from you. M xxx