Harry & his mates have just gone. So much excitement caused by the thought of 2 nights away camping in the lake district. There are 4 of them going in 2 cars. One car full of tents, tilley cookers, wellington boots & dryzabone macs, the other full of kids. I think that they have packed everything 'just in case'. This will be the first time that any of them have been away from home on a non school trip. Oh to be a fly on the wall.
The route will take them via Leyburn through Wensleydale to Kendal then on to Hawkshead which is to be their base for the weekend. Lets hope they don't get lost! Harry booked onto the campsite yesterday evening, which was frightfully grown up of him, he even paid his deposit using his brand new switch card. The little bird has flown...... thanks goodness!
From what l gather they are planning to do some walking, Harry has climbed Snowdon with the CCF whilst still at school & Geo has done her Bronze D of E award, so between them they should be fine, lets hope the weather isn't too inclement for them. l think Sunday's forecast is for rain, they may be lucky tomorrow.
The last few days have seen very iffy weather, typical for the start of first cut silage. At least it is now damp & drizzly, that may sound strange, but the farming side of the business needs rain big time, whilst the ice cream side need global warming & hot sunny weather. No pleasing us then. The colours seem to have intensified over the past few days, whether it's the change in light l don't know, but things seem greener if that's possible.
Hubby's little bro has been in contact via his father, wanting us to take ice cream to his 'horsey do' next month, something to do with bollywood, chukkas & the like. Don't know as we are at The Deep in Hull doing an educational foodie thing that week. Don't hold your breath so watch this space.
The other evening's visit by the soroptomists was very well attended, l think there were about 45 of them? The walk was obviously a wash out due to the rain, but they enjoyed the talk, coffee & ice cream. Hubby even decided to come & help with the visitors. Normally you just don't see him on evening visits, once he has turned into a couch potato for the evening there is no shifting him from the remote control.
I must confess that l bought the latest Joanne Harris book, The Lollipop Shoes, in Tesco on Monday. Normally l only by groceries from the supermarket, but l had forgotten to pre-order my copy from amazon, so you see l had no real choice. my only come back is when at the check out l'm asked for my club card, l announce very loudly that ' l have shredded it because what l choose to buy is my business'.
The book itself is quite a good story, building up to a climax, well it would wouldn't it, at the end. The plot isn't too difficult tot follow, a good book for holiday reading as it isn't too taxing on the brain..