Just Strolling

Monday here was a bit of a washout. It rained all day and felt quite cool.

We had spent Sunday night at a friend's house. They had invited a group of us for supper and offered us the use of their spare room for the night so that we wouldn't have the 45 minute drive home after a glass or two of wine (not that we would drink and drive anyway of course).   P was having some particularly violent dreams so I ended up sleeping on the floor.   After a very pleasant breakfast (croissants, homemade rhubarb and ginger jam and good strong coffee) we drove home through the rain. The rest of the day was spent reading on the sofa.

This morning was dull but dry so I walked up to the Cottage Hospital to collect some hearing aid batteries as I have almost run out of them.  I decided to return the long way as I didn't get much exercise yesterday. Behind the hospital is a path which leads down to the park so I took that route, stopping briefly to watch a small group of very mature enthusiasts having a gentle game of bowls. The bowling green's grass must have still been quite wet as they had to keep stopping to wipe their balls.... or is it bowls?

Now the sun is out at last. Time for a cup of tea and a hobnob.


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  1. Sounds like a nice restful couple of days to me.

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  2. I wonder what Lord Peregrine was dreaming about? Perhaps he dreamt he was a commando gunning down Argies in the Falklands War. As for wiping one's balls - it is not the kind of thing that I expect respectable women to remark upon. Honestly, I am surprised at you JayCee!

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    1. It seems he was dreaming about an intruder that he was fighting against, presumably to save me from harm! I was the one with bruises though.
      Both the ladies and gents were taking part in the ball wiping activity on the green YP.

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  3. Did you sleep on the floor by choice or because he tossed you there?

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    1. It was by choice .... to escape the thrashing limbs!

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  4. I thought most bowling enthusiasts were mature, but didn't know they had to wipe their balls. You seem to mention wine quite a lot on this blog.

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    1. "Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”
      ― Louis Pasteur

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  5. It sounds like strong wine. I hope you kept off the wine gums JayCee?

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    1. No wine gums for me ... just the liquid version.

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  6. Very changeable weather here at the moment. It's strange having to spend the day indoors again.

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    1. It's sunny here again today. Up and down each day.

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  7. Sleeping on the floor? That sounds like a Hard Day's Night.

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    1. Yes, it wasn't the most comfortable night's sleep I have had. 🙂

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  8. Floors are notoriously uncomfortable...but then, so is getting thrashed. Sorry about that.

    Also having a bit of a laugh. While reading about you going to get batteries, I remembered I bought some small batteries several days ago and had tucked them in a side pocket of my bag for safe keeping...and promptly forgot them. After reading your post, I jumped up and retrieved them. So thanks for prodding my memory from 3k miles away. :)

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  9. I played bowls last night in the pouring rain and, yes, you do spend a lot of time wiping spherical objects.

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    1. That is dedication to the game .... playing in the pouring rain.

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