A long time
It has been a long long time but finally I am sitting here by the fire listening to the sweet silence of an early Sunday evening watching the thermometer gently rise from 10degrees to something far more sensible. I am very grateful for the thermal socks my dear Ma gave me a few years ago; Boots has been eyeing them up ever since the icicles started forming on the end of his nose.
So much has happened my feet have barely touched the floor. I have been working hard and playing harder. After a busy weekend celebrating various birthdays I returned home to an evening with a gaggle of bloggers, Wren’s Nest earlier in the evening and Epiphany, Hanser and then Maffi at the Highwayman folk session night.
This weekend I have just been up to Audlem to celebrate my friends 50th birthday. I haven’t been there before, but I have been eyeing up the Shroppie for quite some time and thoroughly enjoyed my walk along it to Casper’s boat for a cup of tea with Boots.
Stupidly I didn’t take my camera!!! I have managed to pinch this picture of Casper in the distance from the canal world forum (linky to Casper’s blog). It is a handsome boat and the sound of the engine was beautiful as it puttered down the cut to greet me.
The ice at the edge was a good inch thick – heaven knows what it was in the middle.
The evening banter was delightful and I enjoyed catching up with friends old and new.
Today is my birthday too and I have had a lovely day and lots of cards and presents. Thank you everyone.