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Champagne and drizzle

The year started well with explosions, a bonfire and lanterns drifting into the sky.

There was champagne and food as well and what’s more, by dint of grabbing our share before anyone else (except the small children) got a look in we actually got to try all of it before the locusts finished off the rest.  (It’s a curious thing but most of our friends are in fact locusts, heavily disguised as people ^~^.  It’s nice to have so many friends).  A very good and bright beginning for 2011.

On Friday, Barney set off in drizzle, returned after a deluge and then set off again when the sky brightened a little.  As soon as he’d gone it gloomed again and then it became misty with fine drizzle.  But today the sun came out for quite a long time and being able to find my way round the house again (It can be incredibly gloomy in winter) I decided to do a bit of a sort out upstairs.  Well really, to sort out the heaps of clothes.  But I was distracted by little piles of jewelery and dust and crumpled scarves. Much more satisfying to deal with because they all have places in which to go and will look nice and cheerful when done.  And because I am a magpie* and love to play with bright glittery things.  So I was busy folding scarves (I have a splendid collection of  many coloured silks and cottons and a few saris which are just lovely to handle) and I noticed a car arriving.

Nice – visitors.  Nice visitors too it turned out.  A couple who got to know each other on Flickr through Mrs Middle’s photos and in a roundabout way, through us.  Very sadly they will shortly be leaving the country to live in Luxemburg and though we will undoubtedly keep in touch we will miss them sorely.  However, they hadn’t just dropped in for a chat about that – Oh no!  It turns out they had been shopping for an engagement ring!**  Wow!  What lovely news.  We are very happy and honoured to be among the first to know and as it happened there was at least one bottle of champagne left over from NYE.  It was a rather merry afternoon : )

Later, after finishing the sorting of scarves and jewellery, I sorted out some unlabelled albums on Barney’s itunes library which was not only very clever of me but also quite satisfying.  Altogether I feel that quite a lot of things have slipped into good places. And tomorrow it promises to be sunny.

2011 is doing well.

Hope you are too.


*All those locusts should watch out.

**and for those who are interested in this kind of thing, a very beautiful one : )

January 9, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments