The week-end gone and another week dawning. The flood recedes into the past although not for the folk involved because work still goes on and will for weeks. My son's lane is smart after its rebuild and driving through the village is slightly easier although there are skips and sandbags everywhere still. My son thought he had escaped but a couple of days ago the bedroom ceiling fell with a bang, so not all escaped after all.
I have really enjoyed P and D being here for the weekend and christening my new mattresses (which they pronounced to be very comfortable). The weather has been pretty atrocious with strong winds and rain at times, so we haven't really done a lot. Dinner on Saturday night (my son and his wife came too) was a pleasant occasion. As I often do I made a Yorkshire Platter - very little work and always impresses - local Pork Pies, local ham, local cooked sausage, lots of salads and good bread all washed down with good wine. What's not to like?
Yesterday we all went out for Sunday lunch so no effort involved there and last night the ham which had not been eaten made good ham and Dijon mustard sandwiches, followed by Yorkshire Fruit Cake and local cheeses.
My friends left this morning after taking Tess for her morning walk and then putting out my Green Bin ready for Wednesday morning (it was so full that I couldn't push it down the drive). Their bed linen has just finished in the machine so I shall go and put it on the line - and then sit down with the remnants of that Yorkshire Platter and have a leisurely lunch.