Well, that's Bank Holidays over for another year, although if Mr Brown our Prime Minister gets his way we'll have another in November 'cos we are lagging behind the rest of Europe in
necessary rest from hard labour.
For a change the weather was quite pleasant, positively hot on Saturday while memsahib and me were on duty at church. Not a visitor until 3.50, 10 minutes before locking up time. However, the ladies were so nice, and put £5 on the collection plate, so we lingered.
Yesterday 3 of us went to the Riverside for Durham against Yorkshire pro-40 cricket. Pitiful affair really. Yorkshire were 0-3 before we even got there and they struggled to 122 all out with Anthony McGrath getting his 50 in 109 balls.
Needless to say Phil Mustard knocked 50 off 27 balls in Durham's winning reply, with 15 overs to spare. In the car by 6 o'clock and home by 7.
Now I have to wait in all day for the gas man again. I hope he doesn't come at 6 o'clock.
Shock Horror! I dropped one of my feverfew tablets this morning and when I lifted the settee cushion to look for it I found a desiccated mouse. Of course I was holding it before I realised what it was. I did not scream, drop it, or throw up, but calmly disposed of it in the bin. Is proud of bravery. Now if only I could handle spiders. Of course all sorts of horrible scenarios as to how the mouse got there and how it died are flashing through my brain. e.g. I sat on it. Let's hope it was natural causes.
To jolly myself along as I enter the final week of freedom from work - why do these 6 weeks go so quickly - I gakked this from theantijoss
. She got it elsewhere. I deny vehemently having anything to do with No. 6, but am quite cheerfully disposed towards all the rest.
- The air around mistletoe54 is superheated to about five times the temperature of the sun!
- In Japan it is considered rude to talk with mistletoe54 in your mouth!
- During World War II, Americans tried to train mistletoe54 to drop bombs.
- Most bottles and jars contain at least twenty-five percent recycled mistletoe54.
- The risk of being struck by mistletoe54 is one occurrence every 9,300 years.
- The Church of Scientology was founded in 1953, at Washington D.C., by mistletoe54.
- Mistletoe54olatry is the mindless worship of mistletoe54!
- Edinburgh imports three thousand kilograms of mistletoe54 every year!
- In Ancient Egypt, people wore glittery eyeshadow made from the crushed shells of mistletoe54.
- Mistletoe54 was originally called Cheerioats!
I might put up a couple of pictures of the church (not of Scientology) which is actually late Saxon and therefore over 1000 years old although most of it is now 18th/19th century. There are one or two surviving things.