Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Last weekend

First of all Bob went back to Malvern, on Thursday. So far so good. He rang in the evening to let me know the telephone number of the hotel, just in case, although he does have a mobile phone. That is our routine. Because of his mix up the previous week the hotel were only able to put him up for one night but recommended a B & B for Friday. It had already been decided that he would have to drive home on Saturday because it was #2 son's 40th birthday party that evening and return to Malvern early on Sunday for the last day of the show.

Friday morning early, I went shopping and was back home by about 11. Message on the answer phone said "Sorry to bother you, this is the Malvern Hotel, not sure how to get hold of your husband, he checked out this morning but has left his clothes in the room" - all this accompanied by almost hysterical laughter - theirs, not mine. I rang back and apologised, then contacted Bob who by that time had got the message. (please see previous post 'A Senior Moment' for explanation of mirth). So we'll move on ...

The rest of the weekend went according to plan and without any more hitches. The party was very enjoyable with family and friends. When I say family, we were missing son #1 (in Australia) daughter #1 (in New Zealand) and daughter #2 who although lives in the UK just couldn't make the party, being unable to alter arrangements already made, and their respective families. But it was great to see some of sons' school friends, remembered as little boys/young men, now 40 year olds with wives and little boys (and girls) of their own. We didn't stay too late - Bob had to get up early next morning and in any case, as far as I'm concerned, as soon as the music starts getting louder it's time to go!

Bob left by 7 am on Sunday morning and I got on with making some strawberry jam! I have to say I'm very happy with the result. It set a little thicker than I would have liked and it definitely wouldn't win any prizes but I could get the knife into it, it does spread on bread and it tastes good. Please see photographic evidence below.



Bob arrived safely home at about 7 pm on Sunday evening and we chatted over our evening meal.


A.








9 comments:

Denise said...

Hi Anne, sounds like you had a lovely time. Had to smile about your husband leaving his clothes at the hotel. I think a lot of us can relate to having memory lapses, especially when there are so many other things to remember. Your jam looks delicious.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Denise - our senior moments seem to be occurring more frequently these days but they do make us and others laugh! A x

Denise said...

Isn't that the truth. As I have said before when these things tend to happen and yes more frequently to us, we're using the same paddle, sitting in the same boat, rowing up the same river :))))

Lindsay said...

Had to laugh about Bob's clothes. I have a similar story about Husband which has given me the idea for a post on my blog. Glad Jam was success.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Hi Lindsay - I shall keep a look out for that post!. A x

Sandi McBride said...

That bread and jam looks great to me...specially the bread! Homemade is it? Too bad the rest of the kids couldn't make it...I know it's hard to have them out of the country, too!
Sandi

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Sandi - thanks for comment - the bread is shop bought though I do have a breadmaker - which I use on a fairly regular basis but usually only for rolls.

We do find it hard at family gatherings now - there is usually 2 or 3 of the offspring missing. Oh well!

Thanks to all for kind comments about the jam.

A xxx

Gill - That British Woman said...

Had to smile also.......

the jam looks good......

Gill

Dusty Spider said...

Enjoyed your husband's hotel story. Senior moments are a great source of entertainment in this house too! The jam looks lovely. Flick x