Daily Archives: 16 January 2011
What a week! Busy and full of exciting events as well as those which should have been exciting which, in fact, turned out to be not quite so exciting.
On Sunday afternoon Nick and Lucy came by to join Pen’s folks for the celebration associated with Beryl’s 87th birthday. Clearly 87 is not nearly as significant as a 60th birthday and so the feast which Ms Playchute prepared was almost inconsequential after the one she prepared for my birthday. Still, there was enough to feed an army for a week or so and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.
On Tuesday evening Ms Playchute and I set off at about 5.00 to make our way to Oxford to see the film “The Fighter”. I have to confess, this was probably not a film we would have opted to see except that it was another of these free offers from our satellite provider and, since we can combine the outing with a meal out, we thought we’d give it a go.
A group of friends who went deer hunting separated into pairs for the day. That night, one hunter retuned alone, staggering under an eight-point buck.
“Where is Mike?” asked another hunter.
“He fainted a couple of miles up the trail,” Mike’s partner answered.
“You left him lying there alone and carried the deer back?”
“A tough call,” said the hunter. “But I figured no one is going to steal Mike.”