I had a really good day yesterday... Elaine and I headed off to Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales for a coffee, a chat and some time to walk and relax in lovely surroundings (the weather was fantastic too... barely a cloud in the sky). I hadn’t been there in years, but not much has changed... except it costs £2.50 to park your car for a couple of hours... and there’s an “honesty box” to pay to go right up to the falls.
And yes we did pay... reluctantly... but the box is now in the boot of my car so I should make a small profit on the day.
We didn’t fancy cooking so had a Chinese for tea and then the drinking started. And the only thing to do when the alcohol takes hold is to watch the episode of Miranda when the new chef arrives, Miranda curtseys, then... er... trumps as she stands up. Now I realise I’m rapidly approaching the time of life when I can go on a Saga holiday and get a free sat-nav for taking up Michael Parkinson’s affordable savings plan, but farting is funny... fact.
Anyway, this weekend has seen me gain a several new friends courtesy of a certain well-known social networking site. I’ve “met” (albeit in the virtual sense) some lovely people through a shared interest in Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow etc... and the books I’ve written (which were never really intended for general consumption) have now been found in dustbins right across the globe... Norway being the latest country added to the list. I’ve never claimed to be an expert on any of the people about whom I’ve written, but it’s lovely to feel “accepted” by many who know the subject in question in far greater detail than I ever could.
Anyway, today will be devoted to proof reading my Coronation Street book... well it will once my head stops hurting. Then after just five more days at work, we’re on annual leave for a week [insert smiley face]... can't wait!
For now though... as Bugs Bunny would say... “that’s all folks”... enjoy your Sunday.
All my own work... almost.