Well, it’s all change here, at Happenins Towers! Last time we chatted, it was grim weather indeed, and grimly forecast. But now, the sky is edge-to-edge brilliant blue, the temperature is nudging ever nearer to the magic three-oh, the windows are thrown wide and the fan plays havoc with my paperwork. Joy-joy! Oh frabjous day, etc…
Of course, the other thing that’s changed is that my bike’s off the road – again. This time, there’s nothing wrong with it (at least, I hope not!) – simply a small matter of lapsed MOT & road tax, and Mr Plod said I can’t ride without them. Fine – it’s booked for its MOT next week. And it will pass – oh yes it will…
Being stuck indoors in weather like this is a major downer, but the compensation is that work is busy. Success is just around the corner – honest! I say compensation, but I think that should be reversed: the glorious weekends are compensation for the fact that work is so busy. Better? I think so.
More birthdays are looming as I type: little (or not-so-little) Jake Allen will be celebrating his second anniversary of arriving on this mortal coil, while my nephew Caelum back home will be turning 11. Yike! Time flies when you’re doing other things… Meanwhile on the other side of the world, sunny B Jenkins celebrates eternal youth in Sydney, while erstwhile flatmate and boozing companion Kiz will be following just after, stubby in hand – again, needless to say, eternally young! Finally for this month, young Louis Jones will be celebrating his second birthday in his new home out West. Happy birthday one and all – with the exception of Jake, sorry I can’t be there… 🙁
Before I forget, a big shout has to go out to my sis Jhone, who did a sponsored walk to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis in Ireland a few days ago – you go, girl! Aches and pains notwithstanding, she’s doing fine. 😉
But what wonderful weather! It bodes well for my trip to the south of France later in the month, especially as the temperatures and conditions are pegged just a tad above what we’ve got here at the moment. All good, all good – a few days lounging by the pool, glass of Claret akimbo, will no doubt do me the world of good. And the fun will only be beginning – a trip to Ireland (fairly) hard on the heels of that, to celebrate the Ballina Salmon Festival and carouse with family & friends (not to mention Fiona), is on the cards for July. Never been to the Salmon Festival? You haven’t lived, and I mean that most sincerely. Put it on your list of things to do in this lifetime… Oh – and there’s a fair-to-middling chance that travel buddies John & Gwyn will be bundling Jake up and revisiting partyland with me – bring it on!
I’ve wittered enough. Look to your barbecues!