I had a little problem with my car on the way home, meaning that MasterB and I sat in an isolated lane for around forty minutes waiting for the repairman. Actually MasterB lay and I stood. I moved his cat basket from the car and settled him in the shade of a tree.
The repairman would have been quicker had not the person who answered my call, yes Connor, I do mean you, given the address my mobile phone appeared to be calling from rather than where I said I was. It turns out the two are some five miles apart. The repairman, not finding me, called. He quoted the address he had. I squeaked. He took down the details I gave him. He arrived, and despite a distinct lack of underpants on top of his overalls, diagnosed and fixed the problem.
The upshot is that we arrived home rather later than anticipated. I am now clean, I have eaten, the washing machine is on, and MasterB, after a quick visit indoors to establish no other cat has moved in, is in the garden.
So here are some pictures from the last three days. I am going to do some reading before I toddle off to bed.
OooooH! I am very pleased to have met your Aunt. And that you had such sunny and clear weather!
Yes, Friday was hot, and it was sheer chance I had already arranged to go away. So I was lucky. Heat and traffic makes a toxic combination of pollution on main roads is London. Also, it is always cooler on the river.
Loved the idea of Master B sitting under a tree! So lovely to see Aunt out having fun in the sunshine.
I’m going to take the plunge & get a camera rather than using my phone / ipad. Will trawl your posts about yours. Do you upload to an ipad toast on the blog?
‘ to post’
Because of poor connection afloat I tend to write in Pages and then go to the WP app
My camera’s wifi can transfer the pix but then the signal isn’t strong enough to include. I got great service from London Camera Exchange and Parks Cameras when I was deciding which camera to get. DPReview (online) was very good for comparisons and helped me with my shortlist.
“a distinct lack of underpants on top of his overalls” – is causing my poor stupid American brain many giggles.
Thank you for the Greblets.
Do you remember Monty Python’s Bicycle Repairman sketch?
So nice to meet your Aunt! The swans on the water.. so nice too. Have to go back and read what you said you had for lunch but it looks good.. 🙂 My pub lunch was a salmon sandwich and the salmon was dry but the ciabatta bread it was served on was delicious. Sorry you had car trouble, always frustrating. “a distinct lack of underpants on top of his overalls”.. a common “look” around our part of the farming country! Boxers showing is popular too! Oooo the Grebes!
I don’t think I did say. Aunt had chicken and bacon which would have had ciabatta too, but she has Coeliac disease, so we scrapped that, with rocket, tomatoes and chips. I had pasta in a creamy mushroom sauce with salad.
It is the pub we went to the day Mother died,but Aunt has never been there, so it had quite a bit of significance.
Wonderful, thanks for showing us the grebes, a treat for all of us! I think Connor can be forgiven for keeping his pants inside at least they weren’t rising above. 🙂
Connor was the person on the switchboard, so I did not meet him, and did not think to ask how he was wearing his underpants…
Never a dull moment…..! Lovely photos though and your Aunt looks like she’s enjoying her pub lunch tremendously. You had a perfect day weather-wise and other than car trouble, in every other way I should think………!
Sounds like you had a great time – in spite if the break down. Was Master B good with the grebes?
Well he didn’t exactly play nursemaid, and they were out of his reach, but he did find them very interesting.
I have had a message from Octavia asking the name and brand of the cat litter you recommend.
Could you reply here and then she can get the info from the horse’s mouth so to speak!
Good that they were out of his reach 😀
The cat litter is Oko Plus. Tracks through the house a lot but masks odours very well and is very economical because of the way it clumps. I wouldn’t risk flushing it away as they suggest you can do. This is where I buy it: http://m.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cat_litter/non_clumping/14001 but maybe start with a smaller bag?
Many thanks for this info. I hope that life it treating you well. Octavia.
Yes, very well Octavia. I hope you and your gorgeous grey girl are doing well too? 😀