"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Delightful

Last Thursday was my 'ladies who lunch' date but this time, Dad came too. We drove to the Park and Ride, as usual and then took the bus into Chester itself and walked through to Northgate Street, where we were to meet. Being one of those extremely unobservant people, I never take any notice of street names, so they mean little to me when it comes to finding my way around, but I had a rough idea of where we were heading, so I left Dad having a breather on a bench in Eastgate street, while I walked to the corner and back.



Of course, on my return, he was already being chatted up by a lady who didn't look too pleased to see me, but, eventually, we made our escape and went off to meet Gill and Julie and  had a very pleasant lunch.
Back  home, I got text messages from Gill and Julie saying how much they had enjoyed meeting him and I read them out to him.
"What did that one say? Delightful? Hmm, I'll have to remember that," he mused.


3 comments:

  1. What was your dad shouting at the high-visibilty council worker leaning against the "Office" building?... "GET SOME WORK DONE YOU LAZY BLIGHTER!"

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  2. ...or perhaps, "Know where I can get a tartan shopping trolley for my daughter?"

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  3. He was actually contemplating the architecture, YP! You do lower the tone, so. ;)

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