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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Envious? Hmm, maybe a little bit

At midday Daisy and I waved Management off for an astronomy weekend in the wilds of Northumberland.  Bill's fridge is fully packed with edibles, the back of the van was fully packed with visibles (astronomy gear).



I confess to feeling a tad envious whilst I was helping him load everything up.  Thanks to life-being-too-busy-for-it’s-own-good and The Weather Gods, although we have taken Bill out for lots of day trips there has never been a sleepover.  I had a solo trip to Scotland planned for last month but the weather completely horlixed that.  We have agreed that as soon as the van is free of telescopes and tripods, I shall be heading off on my own for a couple of nights.

Daisy viewed the packing with distinct suspicion.



But feeling envious as I watched M. and Bill head off didn’t last long. The sun is shining so I will be heading off into the garden; Daisy and I have a busy time planned with bulbs to be planted and later on, or maybe tomorrow, I have some fiddling and fettling to do on the longarm machine so I can quilt a “finish” for March.



14 comments:

  1. I do hope you get the opportunity to go soon. In the meantime it's lovely to see some sunshine, we just could do with a lot more. X

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    1. Thanks Jules. Know just where I am going to go, hopefully the weather will be kind in a couple of weeks.

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  2. Couldn't you have gone with him Jayne or didn't you want to?

    We had some weird weather here today, snow which disappeared within hours, rain, more snow, blue sky and sunshine :/

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    1. Hi Eunice, this is going to sound awful but I really didn’t want to go. Partly because I love days completely on my own, and partly because I’m finding ‘astronomy hours’ harder to deal with (astronomers get up late and go to bed VERY late, I’m the opposite!).

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  3. We are planning our first trip, same as you, the weather stopped us so far this year. Hubbies trip last week was cancelled. Thank you for your kind words on my blog ref my bag, I have made so many, I can knock them out quick. But I still stand by my previous comments, your huge quilts are a work if art. Your neat corners all lined up, make your work a true work of art.

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    1. Hi Marlen, sorry your first trip has also been delayed. Hope you get away soon.

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    2. Oops, very sorry, Marlene ....finger trouble

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  4. Daisy looks like she's thinking " Oh no, Dad's going without us!" The weather has been dreadful just lately, even we are going a little stir-crazy :) I hope you manage all your gardening jobs and your planned solo trip away, it's something to look forward to.

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    1. Daisy knew something "was going on" and is always very worried about being left behind. Once M. left and she realised it was just her and me, she lay down, went soundly to sleep, and I'm not sure she gave the morning's proceedings another thought!

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  5. You can almost hear her saying 'Hmmph!' and the question mark above her ears - her very suspicious ears.

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    1. She's not so worried about Management, but in her view, I am a Proven Flight Risk (occasionally I dare go to the supermarket on my own!) so she was sticking to me like Velcro.

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  6. It's nice to have those days at home alone. I'm looking forward to nearly 6 days alone later this month when DH heads out of town. Isn't it amazing how our four footed friends know when something is up?

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    1. 6 whole days? You should be able to create up a whole storm in your lovely basement in that time :)

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  7. Hope the weather this weekend is being kind to both of you & Mgt sees lots of stars & for you gardening/sewing to keep busy. Still hot & dry here & even our DGD, staying with us from UK, is over the novelty of long sunny days. Take care.

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