Sunday, 14 April 2013

Home and away

Robert is home for the Easter holidays and Michael is back at Uni, next week Robert is back at school and Michael is home for two weeks, all the time Susan and I are almost living a life of just a couple. Robert spends most of his time in his room playing computer games and visiting friends and when Michael gets home he is either working or out with Charlotta. Well at least they have a home to come back to, even if it is just to sleep, they do a lot of that as well.
I drove the iPanda today, just a quick trip to Aldi for some antipasti for our evening meal and was quite surprised to realise we have had the car for over a year. Susan has been clocking up the miles, so easily done in the comfort and splendour of this fine Italian automobile, 3450 miles. By any standard that would make it a nearly new car. I remember Gary telling me he does about 50,000 miles a year in his car and they have a second car. This is when you realise that England is a very small island.
Susan and I normally go to a coffee shop at least once over the course of a weekend and we have decided to start rating them. More for our own forgetful minds then anything else. We have frequented about a dozen over the years and with time we are getting braver and venturing further to satisfy our caffeine cravings. Maybe Sugo Russo! Maybe not, too far for a weekend. Has anyone been to have a little dicki dob yet. Russell I know you want to, let us all know through the comments section. 
We have reached double figures, 12.5 deg C today but that Russian wind continues to blow and the rain falls so easily I am doubtful of any type of spring.
I said goodbye to my Apple MacBook on Thursday, very sad, it is just such a good laptop, although 6 years old still fast and reliable. I bought it for £325 and sold it for £280. Off it went to a new home in Bridport, the new owner did say I can visit if I wanted to but I think it is better to put it behind me and get on with my life, might take a little time but I must be brave. OK maybe one trip in a month or two just to see how it is getting on.
Sold my iPad as well, another good price, just on £200 for a 3 year old 1st generation, 16 gb. Not bad but we now have the iPad 4 so have not missed it at all. Marvellous machines, I write this blog sitting comfortably in the lounge. 
Enough about me, time to open that soft bottle of red wine I have been longing for the whole weekend. 


  1. Been to the Rosso.......GREAT!!! had a great meal and the best steak i have had in years...I know Italian and i am ordering steak but had a pile of anti pasta with all...Rosso Sugo rocks !!!

  2. The Dark side has claimed him and he didn't even realize happened that way to Vader...