Sunday 27 February 2022

A visit to Cambridge to see our son.

 Last Thursday we went down to Cambridge to see our son and family who live there.Our grandson ,Finlay(18) ,was flying to Thailand on Friday morning to go travelling for 8 weeks with friends.It was lovely to see him and enjoy a family meal with him ,his younger brother Angus(15) and his Mum and Dad.This is a shot of Kings College taken from the Backs.

Friday morning Matt and Jude were working and Angus was in school.We had arranged to meet our oldest friends for lunch so we decided we would go to the Orchard Tea Rooms in Grantchester for a coffee/tea.
These are some pretty cottages in Grantchester.
The church in Grantchester.

The tea rooms are famous because they were visited by so many famous people .They are just a punt away from Cambridge.Famoue people who came here were Rupert Brooke(above),VirginiaWoolf,Maynard  Keynes,EMForster,Bertrand Russell and others.You sit in the orchard and drink tea sitting on deckchairs like they did so many years ago. 

I will continue the story tomorrow but it has been a great weekend.After two years of lockdown it was a pleasure to escape it.Masks worn all the time.!,,

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Which should I do?


It is my daughter’s birthday in two weeks time  and I thought I would do her a little cross stitch kit.Her surname is Peacock  but the other one says love.I havn’t time to do both.Excuse the rubbish photos but I shake.

Tomorrow we are off to Cambridge to stay with our son and family for the weekend.We havn’t been down for two years.We are going tomorrow because our eldest grandson,Finlay,Whois 18 is going off travelling for 8 weeks.They are starting off in Thailand.l must admit to being a bit anxious about going.My OH is in the vulnerable category but has had his fourth jab.We will off course wear masks when appropriate.

Our daughter has just come from 3 days in London with her two daughters (our granddaughters )who are 14 and 16.Grandpa(my OH) gave them each £100 to spend .They packed so much in and had a wonderful girlie time and walked 5 or 6 miles each day shopping and sightseeing.

Now going to watch the final of Landscape Artist of the year.

Bye for now.


Tuesday 15 February 2022

I am delighted to say that I have got my money back.

 A couple of weeks ago I put a post on saying that I had been scammed by. “policeman “ to the tune of  almost £20.000.I heard last week that the bank had recovered the first £10.000 but the second lot went to an independent bank.That they haven’t been able to get back from them but gave it me from their scam fund.They admitted that they had not warned me it might be a scam and had not shown a duty of care.It has been a wretched time me feeling gullible (but it was all very plausible)and also what a waste of my hard earned money.Anyway I have got it back but it has made me very nervous.It has also made me feel old and vulnerable.There are some evil people around.

The first thing I am going to do is to put £1,000 into each of my five grandchildren’s savings accounts for university (or whatever).

Back soon with a brighter post.