Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A Lovely Weekend Away (at last)!

Well, my feet have finally touched the ground again after a fantastic weekend away. Yes, I know I said I would never go away again, but I did and no one was sick (at least, not until this morning), and the cat didn't wee in the car until the next day - so that didn't count either.

We spent last weekend at a family reunion in Chesterfield and very nice it was too. Forty rellies from my mother's father's side gathered in a small (and very friendly) hotel to remark on how much older/greyer everyone was since Aunt Margaret/Uncle Guy/Uncle Norman's funeral... and, oooh, haven't the children grown.

And there was rather a lot of drinking involved... which is why I've been
a bit quiet since.

The bonus was that Chesterfield is the home of the lovely SallyQ, whom I met up with on Saturday afternoon for a coffee. Of course, Sally didn't know what I looked like, whereas her appearance is totally familiar to me. Thus is was very strange to find her looking straight through me, like a stranger. Very odd!

Once introduced, we had a lovely hour in Costa Coffee, with her daughter and granddaughter too. The kids (mine) were shattered, and it showed, but Sally has subsequently remarked on their perfect behaviour. I guess she missed the bit when they started throwing things.

Now this morning, things are back to normal except that the car smells of cat wee instead of vomit, and I think I probably prefer the vomit.

10 comments:

Debs said...

It sounds like you had a lovely time. Glad to hear that no one was sick.

HelenMH said...

Glad you had a good time - and met Sally!

Lane said...

At last you had a stress free trip!

Glad you had a lovely time and how great to meet up with a blogfriend:-)

Leigh said...

Debs - yes, a great weekend. And no, the vomit saved itself for today (all day), thank God!

Helen - had a great time!

Lane - It was lovely to meet up with Sally. A real treat!

SpiralSkies said...

Vomit or wee... hmmm... truly a question for deliberation over breakfast. You've just helped my diet no end ;)

Delayed bodily emissions - that's impressive, I must admit.

KAREN said...

A sick-free weekend - hurrah! Shame it couldn't be a sick-free week :(

Glad you had a lovely time, though.

Leigh said...

Debs - Thanks, at least not until we got home.

Helen - Yes, it was great to meet Sally!

Lane - It was surprisingly stress-free. Something to do with having family around to help with the kids perhaps...

Jen - Oh, I forgot to mention the snot...

Karen - Sick all gone, now (hopefully)...

Emerging Writer said...

Lovely picture of the twisty spire. A friend of mine was the daughter of the vicar of Chesterfield and we toured the vicarage which is haunted. chilling experience

Leigh said...

Emerging Writer - Ahem. The picture, I confess, is not mine. If you click on it, you will find that it is linked to photobucket. We didn't actually have time to see the church, which was a shame, but I'd love to go back, and have a proper visit. A tour of the haunted vicarage sounds great!

Quillers said...

It was great to meet you too, Leigh, and it was strange that you knew me and I didn't know you. We soon put that right though and next time I will know you! (As long as we don't leave it too long) I did think your children were fabulous. Certainly better behaved than many I've seen.