"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, July 19, 2016

The daily round

Yep! I know, it's ages since I last posted. The more spare time I have, the less profitable use I seem to make of it and I don't know why that is but there you are. 
It's just over five months now since Dad died and a lot of that time was taken up with sorting out his affairs, clearing the house, getting it ready for sale and  fortunately, managing to sell it for the asking price to a nice young couple who, I hope, will be happy there. Paddy and Toby still pull on the lead to turn into the garden whenever we pass by and I still have to remind myself not to check whether the lawn has been mown as I drive past. 
 Then I spent a week on Welsh summer school in Mold, which was great, a chance to meet fellow learners, share our experiences of speaking Welsh, or trying to and learning that I could get through a week of classes where Welsh was spoken ninety percent of the time and understand it!
I also learned that I find it a lot more tiring doing a full week of classes than I did fifty odd years ago . Who knew!
The other small item of news is that, as well as not being able to hack a full week of studying, it appears I am no longer able to step outside the front door without tripping over the mat and going flying.
Just when you think life is getting boring!

5 comments:

WendyCarole said...

Nice tosee a blog post from you. I wondered how you were doing. Well Done with the Welsh I am most impressed. Hope you didn’t hurt yourself too much when you went flying.

Jennyta said...

Thanks, Wendy. I had things in my hands so didn't quite save my face, but it's only a swollen lip and a couple of scabs now. Could have been a lot worse!

Dale said...

You are an angel, dear Jenny, but please don't try to fly before you're given proper wings. Glad to hear you're on the mend.

Jennyta said...

Thanks Dale. Judicious use of concealer helps! 😃

Yorkshire Pudding said...

You will avoid tripping over the front door step if you cut down on the gin and cooking sherry. Try a cup of tea instead.

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