…since the last entry, but there’s been a lot going on and I can’t seem to find the time to write anything at the moment. Lets try a bit of a catch up and hope that things will calm down a bit when March arrives!
Dave was up for visit the weekend before last – it was great to catch up with all his news, and in keeping with previous visits we managed to convince him to make an inappropriate purchase whilst he was here. Unfortunately, for legal reasons, he was returning to London by coach and train (via his folks in Ashton) – it would have been much more fun to see him try and talk the six foot rug from Ikea onto an EasyJet flight as hand luggage.
In extension news, all the requisite approvals from the various Council departments are now in place for the single storey version and with luck we might see some building action begin in the next few weeks. Watch this space!
We’ve also been contacted by an old friend of my Dad’s, who’d spotted Angela’s entry on Genes Reunited. Jim Ward was stationed with my Dad with they did their National Service just after the war, and my Dad even went up to Greenock for Jim’s wedding in early Fifties but then lost touch. My Dad often talked about Jim (or Jimmy as he called him) when we moved to Ayrshire and wondered if he was still in the area – it’s just a shame that we couldn’t get them together before my Dad died. We’re hoping to meet up with Jim and his wife and swap a few stories some time soon!
I managed the first game of Hockey since mid January last Saturday, and we went down to a narrow 2-3 defeat to the team in second place in the league – we were 0-2 down at halftime and pulled it back to 2-2 only to concede the winner in the final few minutes. Some dodgy umpiring didn’t do us any favours, but if we can play like that for the rest of the season we should still manage to avoid relegation. Hopefully…
It’s snooker again tonight (also first time since mid January) provided the road to Largs isn’t still flooded – can’t remember the last time I won, I think the score is something like 15-5 to Darren so I’d better start soon!