01 September 2008

Third weekend in a row

SOH and I have just returned from 'oop north (well to us anyway) to see friends, check on the caravan and attend a committee meeting...

We headed off early as the meeting was at 11.00am at Newark, we only meet three times a year and as the last meeting was at our house (with a bbq) it was nice to go somewhere different for a change. After coffee and a chat, we got down to business, it doesn't take too much effort to run the section, the treasurer does most of the hard graft with the money, the social secretary does the hard work of organising the runs and events and me, I just get to write up the minutes and deal with the memberships (new, old and soon to be).

We covered the business in less than two hours, with nary a bad word among the group just the odd question about budgets and other such stuff.

Afterwards we returned to Graham's house where he welded a swan neck extension to the trailer (pictures to follow) while we sat in the sunshine and chatted. Graham's wife showed us some of the things he has done, creating metal gates, brackets but most of all some stunning metal roses adorning mirrors, stands etc.. a truly talented gentleman.

Then over to another of our friends, while they sorted their bike out for the French trip [so close now :-) ] and generally nattered in the sunshine until the last of the work was completed and we headed back to our temporary home and a feast of chicken and chips...

Sunday was sorting out the caravan and packing the car.. not to mention fixing L's PC which had required a new USB device the one she had only had a short lead. I found a suitable package in a supermarket A*** which had connectors for all sorts of things; I wish I had brought myself one of those while I was at it - talk about jealous.

We sat down to Sunday lunch of roast lamb with tatties, carrots, peas, cabbage and yorkshire puddings so it was no wonder when we finally got home we only had toast for a light snack later that evening.

Next week, the french trip...

1 comment:

The W.O.W. factor said...

Can't wait to see Grahams work! Be sure to post some pix, Ok? I love metal work.