Apart from the fact that it was Father’s Day, yesterday followed the same format as most Sundays. Started with laundry, then off to the garage to fuel the car and watch a lady hoovering her car. After I watched her hoovering I was able to watch her inflating her tyres, including the spare. After that I was able to do my own tyres.
The design of the bay could do with some improvement, like having the air-line accessible while the hoover is in use.
After being beaten by my Dad and wife at Snakes and Ladders, my sister proceeded to win three of the five games of dominoes. Dad won just one and Julia took the other.
By a process of elimination I’m sure you can see who didn’t win anything. Not that it bothers me, I’m used to be being beaten by an elderly man with dementia, a sister who claims she’s trying to let Dad win, and my wife. It’s our 30th wedding anniversary this year and I’m fully resigned to life under the thumb.
I did get messages from the kids for Father’s Day, though this was probably due to Julia reminding them, rather than any actual filial feelings.
Number One son has taken up bird watching again, and is enjoying the birding in New Zealand. Number Two son, despite hating the hotel job when doing it in the UK, has taken to hotel work in Canada and is enjoying life in Toronto. This isn’t setting the bar particularly high; he’d enjoy life anywhere that showed sport on TV in a bar.
And that, in brief, was Sunday.
After returning home we had the remains of the vegetable curry from Saturday, watched Gentleman Jack, which has a story line that moves so slowly that glaciers look sprightly by comparison, browsed eBay and fell asleep in the chair.
How different from the evenings of fine food and witty conversation I used to imagine for myself in middle-age…
Fortunately, I have WordPress for that.
Congratulations on 30 years, Quercus and Julia!
I’ll catch up with your older posts later this week. June is going by in a flash.
The year is nearly half over already!
An exciting day! My son came to visit but forgot his card (I doubt there ever was one) and my daughter phoned to say she will bring my card when she visits next weekend. I did get my birthday cards which was a nice surprise!
With them both being abroad I was able to relax – no need to restock the fridge!
Despite getting whooped at games, it seems as though you had a pretty good day. 😉 That vegetable curry sounds tasty.
Winning isn’t important. He said, through gritted teeth.
You have settled our debate on whether we should try Gentleman Jack on Catch up TV.
Good source material, good cast, but it just doesn’t seem to work for bme.
Happy belated Father’s Day, Quercus.
Thank you. 🙂
And it is fortunate for us too that you have WordPress as you are a source of never ending entertainment. I watched a bit of Gentleman Jack by accident and don’t disagree with your assessment of its capacity to excite.
That’s very kind. 🙂