Drama done, a day of work at the library that included prep for next week’s Chatterbooks, and then round to my brother’s place with T’Other Half and a mutual friend for a barbecue/Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
It’s always interesting, introducing someone new to the bunch of reprobates that make up the Maidment clan and our closest friends. We have a somewhat dry and lateral sense of humour collectively, which can throw people, but we were confident that Lady J would fit right in.
She may have had her doubts, but we’re a relaxed crowd, and the evening went well in a flurry of conversations and good company. It was a good antidote to a fraught week.
Today we’ve been luxuriating in the return of sunshine and clear skies, planning a surprise for my daughter’s birthday, reading and playing games.
It may sound rather dull in comparison to previous weekends, but we’ve been enjoying making time for each other.
This week promises to be busy, with a Chatterbooks group on Tuesday, an increase in articles booked in, and of course a birthday to celebrate at the end of it.