I haven't written a randoms post for a while. Life is quite random sometimes and it seems appropriate to reflect this in my writing. I guess I randomly blog about whatever pops into my head....
:: My mum found a photo of me aged 12. I can't remember wearing my hair in bunches but I obviously did. Annie looks a lot like me at this age, only she is blonde and blue eyed. She is now worried that she might end up looking like me. I can't blame her. I also notice that my current choice of hair dye matches my natural colour at age 12.
:: On Monday I lost my phone. I was hyperventilating and feeling paralysed all at once. Then I remembered that nifty app that comes as a default on iPhones, 'Find my Phone'. Only it is on my phone and I wasn't sure what to do..... A deep breath and a Google search later I was on the Apple website that finds my phone, logged into my account and hey presto, my phone was located. It was in Maryhill, a neighbourhood not too far away, where I had definitely not visited that day. It was moving slowly, presumably in the finders pockets. It is possible to freeze the phone and send the finder a message, which I did. I asked to call Richard, please. It seemed silly to follow it whilst it was moving but after a short while it was stationary. I wasn't sure how accurate the GPS location was but the map suggested it might be in the block where the police station is. I went there, Richard's phone in hand. Just as I walked through the door of the police station, Richard's phone started ringing. It was a nice police officer who had seen my message on the screen of my locked phone. She was about three metres away from me. She was also a bit frazzled. Apparently my phone kept ringing (Annie kept calling). I had lost the phone in the woods, on our dog walk. A kind person found it and did what every responsible citizen should do. Thank you.
:: It was my Birthday yesterday. Alistair reminded me of this at 6:21 in morning. I am 46 years old and definitely past the halfway mark if the life expectancy data for a woman of in my demographic group is anything to go by. I am not sure if I find this a bit worrying or not. I ate so much cake that I can now roll down the hill. I received lovely presents, all wished for. My favourite has to be the set of six vintage Villeroy & Boch Acapulco espresso cups*. My granny and grandfather owned this tableware when I was a child. There was a little jam pot (because proper people didn't serve the jam in their jars). My granny gave me it a few years ago and I think of her every time I see it. We use it as a sugar bowl. The design is very 1970s. I had seen the espresso cups on Etsy and dropped lots of hints and it worked.
:: Sam sat his first exam yesterday afternoon. It was English, his least favourite subject. Sam was nervous, which is unusual, he is usually cool as a cucumber. We were working at home due to schools being closed for elections. I woke Sam up at 10 with coffee (decaf at his request), then Richard made him a hearty breakfast and took him for a walk with Jack to ease the nerves. He says it went ok and that it wasn't as bad as he had thought it might be. His close reading was about Frozen (the movie, an interesting choice). Macbeth for the critical essay. Just six more exams to go.
:: We enjoyed our first BBQ last night, to celebrate my Birthday with our loveliest friends. Burgers in brioche buns, coleslaw and crisps, Prosecco, beer and laughter. What else could one wish for?
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I am linking up with Amy for Five on Friday, if you have a minute, do pop over and say hello. Have a really nice weekend. xxx
* I couldn't find any images that would be permanent. There are some Pinterest boards but I can't really seem the properly because a black box covers the screen, demanding I log in or register. There are plenty of Google images, mostly of auction stuff.