Friday, February 20, 2009

All’s Quiet on the Western Front

I miss her pink and black chequered plimsolls sitting by the Aga. On the kitchen notice board is her tiny first pink and white sock, weathered by 16 years of dust. We had a final fling at the Italian their last night and MTL said they had slashed the prices and the bill was £20 cheaper than usual. They are home safely (my son and grand-daughter) and I hope they enjoyed the visit half as much as we did.

Saw Margaret and the girls for coffee today; their garden is a mosaic of crocuses, crocii? But she says they spread like a weed and from one small plant the whole garden is awash. Fine now – when in bloom - but an eyesore when she is left with a carpet of dying leaves. I had the same problem with grape hyacinths. The crocii are of the Thomasaina variety.

It’s meant to be a good week-end which would be nice as we both feel a bit flat and achey. I hope you all have a lovely one


Eryl Shields said...

I had that problem with grape hyacinths too, they get everywhere but they are pretty.

Sorry to hear you are feeling flat, but know, also, that you will bounce back, X.

David said...

is there no qualified massage therapist in your neighborhood? I am surrounded by them, and it is a good thing too

much more snow to shovel and firewood to cut and stack before spring

God bless you Pat

So glad you had such a nice visit.

scarlet-blue said...

I noticed my crocii this morning! Feels like spring at last.
Have a good weekend.

PI said...

Eryl: certainly the grape hyachinths bounce back:) I'm sure I shall - it's either that or crying a river.

David: thank you for your good wishes and I think a massage is a good idea.

Scarlet: thank you - it certainly a crisp sunny day today.

Ché said...

The Lord says the seventh day is a day for chilling out and watching TV.

I would take the Lords advice.

R. Sherman said...

Glad you had a nice visit.

We're still waiting for the first flowers inasmuch as it snowed last night. I'm ready for winter to be gone.


Guyana-Gyal said...

I know that flat feeling after family's gone...that is, I know from the one visit we had two years ago!

I wish family from overseas would visit, and children would run around the house hooting and making noise. It's easier for us to go overseas though, as it's less airfares.

PI said...

Che: thank you. It shall be done:)

Randall: Like my video says - with regard to snow- 'The thrill has gorn!'

GG: I suppose the flatness increases in proportion to the rareness of the visits. Our problem is we can't really travel together. It's a time to count one's blessings.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I know you must miss them already....t sounds like this was a very special Visit, pat.
That is interesting about the Restaurant prices....I am anxious to see if we have any of that here...I get some Cooked things, as in "Take Out/Delivery" delivered and it will be interesting to see if this price slashing will carry over unto this part of our Restaurants here....!

Jimmy Bastard said...

The first of the melting snow-turned waterfalls up in the hills are visible, as I look out across my fields. I'm a lucky man living so close to the most beautiful Loch in Scotland.

Spring is well on the way.

Anonymous said...

I hope you got lots of rest in, Pat!

PI said...

Naomi: I hope it happens there also. We noticed it in the pub yesterday too. I still haven't heard any Oscar news - look forward to that.

Jimmy: am I allowed to ask which Loch? We were lent a cottage by friends years ago by St Mary's loch and I treasure the views round a loch where we had a picnic between Glencoe and Oban. I have it on video but can't remember which it was. You are one lucky man.

Miaa D: I'm really taking it easy at present. Thanks for the thought:)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Lomond.. The most beautiful of all the lochs. Google will give you a better idea if you look for 'Luss'.

Glencoe is where I go to do my thinking, or just clear my head.
It's extremely spiritual and personifies the beauty here on the West coast.

The grave of Rob Roy is not a million miles away either, and the scenery and the dramatic landscape always takes me back a century or two.

PI said...

Wow! To live in such a beautiful place and be only an hour from the city...
Glencoe made an enormous impression on my dad when he drove us through on the motor bike and side-car. He felt it as a lowering presence and passed the feeling on to me - as parents often do. We had some great holidays in Scotland and visited regularly until my MIL died. Most of the family ashes are scattered at Tarbut Ness.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Thats very sad, but you should come back for a wee swatch. The next time you venture North towards Glencoe, stop at the beauty spot aptly named'Rest and be thankful,' and the world will seem a much better place.

The Preacherman said...

sorry yer missing em babe x

I had a great weekend I believe.

Well I'm told I did anyroad...;-)

PI said...

Jimmy: if there's a next time - I will.

Manic: it's OK - I've perked up again. Glad you had a good one.