Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lee and Bertie's for the weekend

Lee and Bertie - March 2009 We left early - at 7am - and that guaranteed we would have a good journey. It was actually a GREAT journey, hardly any traffic, no hold-ups and a beautiful morning to be behind the wheel. We filled us with juice at the local Total station and whilst doing so, a guy delivering newspapers to the station, complimented me on my choice of cars! Nice!

We arrived at 9.20 - Ann saw their place before I did, but after a quick turn-round, we were parked-up ready to unload. Lee had seen us pull-up and came down to greet  us.

We decided to leave the unpacking until later and settled for coffee and cake instead.

We then walked into town as I needed to post some stuff and get some stamps. It was a gorgeous day, very sunny, with an occasional cold breeze from the sea. We picked up a paper for us and one for Bertie and headed back to base.

11.30 - When we got back, we exchanged Christmas presents (the last time we saw them both was before Christmas, back in November). I got a box of mint-chocolates and a striped shirt.

11.45 - L and B had a load of jobs for us to do, so I thought I'd start with the easiest - working out why they couldn't get BBC2 nor Channel 4 on their sky-box. I faffed around for ages but couldn't solve it - but at least I worked out why they weren't getting any Freeview channels - no Freeview box!

I then moved onto setting up their PC, whilst Ann helped Lee get lunch ready. A couple of leads plugged-in plus a swift change of ink cartridges sorted out all their problems.

12.45 - Time for lunch - home-made chicken and vegetable pie followed by apple-pie and custard and some very nice red wine. I had a quick snooze afterwards!

2.30 - It turned into a really fine day. The sun was shining, so we decided to take a drive to Sheringham Park. When we arrived, L and B decided to stay in the car and sleep. We thought the Park might be the 'open' sort where I could try out my boomerang - but it was more of a 'walking-type', so, we returned to the car.

We then drove along the coast road and eventually found a nice open space close to Cromer. Ann and Bertie went for a walk, Lee stayed in the car and I tried out my boomerang (at last!).

What a disaster!!!  Aren't boomerangs supposed to return to the owner when thrown? It was either 'user-error' or a design flaw - I suspect it was the former - time to dig-out the instruction manual for next time...

3.45 - We returned to the car and headed back to L and B's. After a short drive back to theirs, we were tucking into tea and cake.

5.00 - Time for the DIY jobs with Ann as the gaffer (sort-of) and me as the loyal, hard-working, conscientious worker (sort-of)!

Plates on the wall... check. Clock on the wall... check. Spice rack up... check. Strange looking wooden-face ornament on the wall... check. Man-on-a-horse on parchment on the wall... check.

...I know walls, me!!!!

7.00 - Pizza time.

8.00 - TV for the rest of evening including BBC's 'Total Wipe-Out' (a sort of wet 'It's-a-Knockout') - corny, predictable and completely pointless TV... but strangely watchable!

We then began to watch a Michael Caine DVD, but were both pretty tired so we stopped watching after about 20 minutes and went to bed!