Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Weekend fun

I was reminded, again, this weekend how fortunate I am to have such good friends who enjoy sharing not only the fun, but the chores. 

Sharing turns chores into fun and the annual Big Dig has become a really good opportunity to spend the day with great friends and make my dad happy.  Dad’s vegetable patch is quite large and when I realised how much work the garden takes I started to help.  Slowly my friends started to come along too and now we have an annual big dig.  I am, naturally, delighted to have the help to dig, but it is so much fun spending the day with friends.

After beetling across the Northamptonshire countryside to pick up Maffi and a little while longer to realise I had set the sat nav to take us back to Oxford rather than to the ancestoral pile, a car full of us arrived at my Pa’s.  Others joined us there and in a record time we had the vegetable patch dug over.

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Molly and Boots had a fantastic time running around helping but it wasn’t long before Boots crawled to the sofa and positioned himself there for the whole afternoon

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As we were too early for luncheon, the catering department sent us out to rake leaves and then, when we had done enough work, we were called to feast.

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Following that we had Elaines amazing apple pie and spent the afternoon catching up on each others news.

I do love it when friends are together; the house thrives as the sound of chatter and cheer winds its way around the walls.  Dad was, as he is every year, utterly delighted.

Thank you!

2 Comments:

Blogger Maffi said...

And the group picture?

6:01 PM  
Blogger John Witts said...

"The house thrives as the sound of chatter and cheer winds its way around the walls."

How true, and how truly lovely!

:-)

7:39 PM  

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