Normal Service

... has now been resumed.

We drove our friends to the airport on Saturday for their flight back home so now we are home alone again.

It was an enjoyable,  if brief, visit helped by the warm-(ish) sunny weather last week.

We managed to fit in a trip on the electric railway to Laxey and walked down to the sea for crab baps at The Shed.




There was a lot of catching up to do and we spent our time talking, eating and drinking.  

Now they have gone, there is a pile of laundry waiting and the weather is turning cooler and cloudier.

Back to normal then.



26 comments:

  1. I was wondering where you were J. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable week with your friends. You will be busy with the washing machine. I hope you can put the washing out to dry on the line.

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    1. Thank you Rachel.
      Yes, the second load is churning around in the machine now. Lots of towels and bedding to do. It is too dismal to line dry it though, a dampness to the air now. Still, it dries very fast if I hang it up in the boiler room.

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  2. Did the reverend Spooner ever visit your little abode when it was a church, and if so, would he have taken the ride to Laxey for crab baps?

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    1. He would probably have been interested in seeing a few hit shows.

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  3. I am so pleased to learn that your friends' visit went well with no major hiccups. I bet they were intrigued by your new house.

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    1. Judith loved it but her husband was less enthusiastic. Actually, as we walked home from the local restaurant on Friday evening he said to P that he couldn't live where we are. P didn't enquire further so I am not quite sure what he meant by that comment!

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    2. Perhaps he meant The Isle of Man itself because your church house is definitely a "des-res"!

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  4. Sorry but I couldn't get my head past crab baps. Oh for a crab bap in IoM

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  5. Glad you enjoyed your visit with friends. Isle of Man was an answer in my crossword puzzle yesterday and I thought, that's where my friend, JayCee, lives!

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    1. Aha! So, as well as getting the answer correct you were also able to picture the place 😉

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  6. Perhaps Judith's husband is a tad jealous. It's a lovely house.

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  7. I am glad you had a lovely visit with your friends. The crab baps are making me jealous.

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  8. Sounds as though you had a great time together. I really do like your little railway

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    1. Thanks Linda. We did have a great time. It seems so long since we have been able to have friends and family over to stay.

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  9. I've just got F back from her holiday to/in UK and get the impression that she and friends talked late into nights, ate good food, and sampled some wine and it seems that where humans are concerned catching up with well established old friends puts them in a good frame of mind. xxx Mr T

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  10. All I can think of are crab baps 😋 !!! I love crab.
    Must have been lovely to have had friends to stay. So pleased you all had a lovely time. XXXX

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    1. Thanks Jackie. It was a very good week xxx

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  11. The rail car is charming. I love crab and crab baps sound heavenly but, probably because I am from the other side of the pond, I must ask: what are they?

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    1. Ah, sorry Bob, I should have explained. A bap is a local dialect word for a soft, floury bread roll. Ideal for pairing with crab.

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  12. Glad you have such a lovely time with your friends.
    Friends from the UK have been here recently, (fortunately not staying with me) but sadly caught Covid, so most of our plans were thwarted, and they've recovered in time to go home.
    Crab baps have certainly made an impression on us all Jaycee! We can buy whole crabs at the fish counter in local supermarkets, but the only problem, for me, is that they are often still alive!

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    1. Oh dear what a shame that your friends' visit was blighted by the bug. My sister in the UK had it last week but is now fully recovered and my friend Judith who was here caught it in January. I am sure I shall catch it soon enough.
      We can buy our crab prepared and sealed in tubs from the local fishmonger so no need to kill it ourselves!

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  13. Glad you had a great time with friends and the weather was good to you!
    xxx

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