What a day of mixed emotions yesterday turned out to be.
First off, I discovered that someone had bounced a sizable cheque on me. 1600 pounds to be precise, ouch. Her ladyship calmed me down and explained, as everywhere was closed on Sunday, that there was nothing to be done until Monday, so, Big Fella, put it from your mind!
Okeydokey, I said, lets fill up the day with things that will stop me brooding about it, let's go have some fun! So:
First off a trip to Bristol to watch "Goldmember" in one of those high-tech cinema's where you sit in an armchair in front of a screen that seems about 3 miles wide, complete with umpteen track stereo sound. What a laugh it was too. I thought that "Dixie" -full name Dixie Normous - was a real stunner. I also enjoyed the shadow scene where Austin appears to have developed a third limb to be pretty hilarious stuff.
We came home around 6pm, we then recalled that there was a local "Proms in the park" event scheduled for that evening. It wasn't cheap either at 18 pounds each, but, what the heck, its only money, hah! We rounded up 2 garden chairs, a bottle of OZ Chardonnay and a small bottle of Jack Daniels and walked around to the park just as the concert was starting. Here's the programme:
I have to tell you that the soprano's rendition of "O mio bambino caro" had us both brushing away a tear, it was so moving. Slowly the pace heated upuntil we got into the patriotic stuff with all the flag waving, followed by a magnificent firerwork display to finish, all done to synch with the William Tell overture. We finished up with friends in the pub to conclude a superb evening.
Reality hit this morning, when I awoke to recall that I was still 1600 pounds out of pocket. Urgh! Still, HL and I went out for breakfast, carry on as normal being our watchword. Suddenly, my mobile phone rang. It was number 2 son informing me that a lady had just called around, she was very sorry to have bounced a cheque on me, and had left 1600 pounds in ready cash to replace it!!!
So now I am a very happy bunny after a super weekend when everything finally came out all right!
Englishman marvelling at life's vagaries..