Sorry for the delay in updating this website but once again we have been very busy! This site is so much busier than Inverewe and Oxford. If we are not busy with arrivals then with 26 acres of ground and a 3.5 acre fishing lake there is more than enough to keep us going.
By the time the weekend comes around we are normally too tired to do anything. We do not mind as it is only for six months then we are on holiday for the other six……..not many people that can say that.
Today is a special day as it is my (Dean’s) dear old mothers 71st birthday and we were going to be home for it, as well as this it was Angela’s friend Sheila’s official leaving do after many years working for the NHS in Oxfordshire.
We had a pleasant drive home in ‘Sid’ rather than going on the bike and it was great to see mum who once again made us feel very welcome.
Tonight we are off to Las Iguanas in Oxford (http://www.iguanas.co.uk/) which is a Latin American bar/restaurant. We had a great evening with friends and Angela had a chance to catch up with some old work colleagues of which some did not know what we were doing now for work. One thing which they did say and it has been said to us before is how well we look and that we were brave to give up our former life to do something completely different.
One thing we did notice was that the main topic of conversation was mainly to do with the work place and we both said that we were so pleased to be away from all of that.
It was rather noisy in there and it was difficult to hold a proper conversation because of this. The food was ok but we have had better but the service (our waitress) in particular was very good, nothing was too much trouble.
Saturday we went into Oxford to see the old sites and it was absolutely heaving with overseas visitors. If people were not bumping into you they were pushing past, everyone seemed to be in a hurry and impatient and we could not wait to get back home again.
We have decided that we like the rural life now rather than living in a city.
Sunday my sister and brother in-law came round and mum made us a lovely roast as only a mother can…..thanks mum 🙂
While I was home I did a few jobs for mum. She always seems to have a few waiting for me when I come home but I do not mind as she is and has been so good to us.