This morning I met two dear friends for coffee in what is a very popular meeting place (above.) I don’t know how we’ve allowed it to happen, but we’ve not met since about this time last year! One of these two friends has suffered ill health and the other has been busy with a family wedding and a forthcoming grandchild, so little wonder we’ve allowed a year to slip past, almost unnoticed. And you all know what I’ve been doing, as I’ve posted regularly about a wide variety of things.
Anyway, we managed to coordinate our diaries and met for coffee this morning. It was lovely catching up after so long. My friend who has suffered ill health brought the lovely news that one of her daughters, now in her 40s, who always said she would never marry, is to be married; and my other friend was happy to report that her son and his wife are to have a baby early next year, which is lovely, too.
We discussed the schools of our grandchildren – those about to start and those who are already attending school – and we generally had a lovely time. It would seem that primary education varies vastly from school to school. All I can say is that the help that our son and his wife have received regarding our little grandson starting school this coming September has been exemplary, with meetings for the parents, teacher visits to their home (not just their home, but to all the homes of the new little ones starting school), and visits by the little ones to the school during the latter part of the recent summer term for story time and a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, so that come September they will have already met some of the new classmates and also be a little familiar with the building and the staff.
This (above) is where we had coffee (although this is an old photograph from several years ago) – it really is a pleasant place to meet.
This afternoon we had new vinyl flooring laid in our tiny upstairs bathroom. Last year we had a slow leak behind the loo, and by the time we saw it, the damage had been done to the flooring which husband ripped up. He mended the leak, and then laid new hardboard on the floor so as to be ready for new vinyl flooring (we don’t like ceramic tiles – they are cold and unforgiving to anything dropped upon them, and skiddy when wet) but as we tend to use the downstairs shower room 99% of the time, we kept forgetting we needed to organize someone to lay flooring upstairs! But at last it has been done and we’re very pleased with it …
Yes, I know … it’s not a modern room, it has no ubiquitous white suite, or fancy roll top bath or fitted bathroom cabinetry, no quaint wooden ladder acting as a towel rack, but we seldom use this room, preferring to use the shower room on the ground floor close to our bedroom (which hasn’t an en suite bathroom.) The sanitary ware in both rooms is called ‘champagne’ and it was installed when the house was built in 1985. We decorated this room about a decade ago (when we decorated the other two rooms upstairs, all with sloping ceilings as they are in the roof space of our dormer house) with a pastel yellow and white paper with a wisteria design. I think the pale cream flooring has made the room look quite spacious for a tiny space.
The pictures on the wall are flower prints (they are actually greetings cards) and I liked them as they are mainly turquoise blue on a black background, so I had them mounted and framed with black frames. I can see that there is just a corner of wallpaper on the bath panel that requires sticking down! Husband will be notified, ha ha!
Until next time.