Thank you Claude, Rab and Andrea for the congratulations. Florence and I got home from Scotland yesterday about seven pm and went straight for a meal with my daughter and her husband and two grandchildren. It was her birthday. We then went up to my other daughters and I gave her husband a hand to move some heavy pvc windows that he had removed. We had spent the last couple of days at Martin's to see my new grandson, Andrew for the first time. Florence brought a little hat she had purchased in Spain with the name "Thomas" embroidered on it because a couple of weeks ago when we were on holidays that was going to be his name. (nothing to do with Thomas hats being reduced in price)
When you see the amount of energy that grandchildren require it becomes onvious why you have a family when you're young.
I should have brought some old clothes to Scotland as Martins place requires a lot of work. Don't be surprised if on a visit you find yourself getting roped in to some work. Despite the fact that he purchased an air rifle a month or so ago, there are still six street pigeons that have managed to escape his best shots. Even six getting into a warehouse can make a real mess, so I found myself up a high ladder blocking up holes.
It was interesting to see that a couple of oyster catchers have nested among some stones on a flat bit of waste ground, part of his site. They must think it resembles a bit of beach.
So I'm still kept busy. I would have loved to have gone to France to see the 70th anniversary of the D day landings. I was there on holidays on the 50th anniversary and bought copies of the newspapers issued on the days following 6th June 1944.