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Oundle Festival

Leave for a whole week – bliss!!  The weather is very wearing though – June had the highest rainfall on record and July seems to be the month of floods and cloud!  The water meadows have come into their own and look like a major lake, and friends with river frontages are keeping a close eye on the levels!

Meanwhile Dad has had his cataract operations and seems to be good from it, Mum is, as always, stuck in her chair.   Any suggestions from Will tend to be dismissed as they can’t be bothered so we just have to let it be.

Call Me LogoGirls very busy on their way to Edinburgh and the Fringe – Call Me promises to be fun – looking forward to our week up there…

Oundle Festival is proving to be good yet again, in fact this is the first year under the new director and the programme seems even more varied than before.  Darius Brubeck was wonderful jazz on Friday, Monday we had Kit and James (Kit Hesketh-Harvey) – wonderfully clever, rude and so funny plus a wonderful singer to boot.  Yesterday we had a day at Boughton House with a tour and a concert (lute and viol).  Looking forward to the folk, world music and orchestra for the rest of the week.

If the rain holds off we shall go and photograph some more old railway stations for Will’s new book, otherwise catching up with washing, ironing an dreading is the order of the day.

 

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Christmas time

Well, at last it’s time to stop, take a breath and relax for a while.  Work has been manic for the last little while and I feel as if I have been running constantly since September.  Not helped, of course, by all the extra work in finding new premises and thus making huge savings for the SLA. The light at the end of the tunnel is now in sight and I have taken a long break over the festivities to enjoy catching up with friends and family.  It’s great to have the girls at home – even though they always seem to be out!  We had a super afternoon in London en famile – with Pete too – at the Lion King at the Lyceum.  This is a great spectacle though strangely un-involving (Sarah loved it!)

Our usual Christmas Open House was hugely enjoyable – lots to catch up on with folks and eating and drinking undertaken by all!  Left-overs all week this week….

Then, met Pete’s Mum for the first time – lovely lady, and she and Mel (P’s sister) didn’t seem too fazed by the Adams family en masse!

Now I’m off to catch up with the backlog of ironing whilst watching a film, Will working, girls seeing Grannie in her rehab place so all busy and chilling.

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