Friday, 7 July 2017

CTST 7 July

I'm celebrating friends today.

It's funny how things work out. Number two son vacated the premises some weeks ago, but his bedroom and the front sitting room that was largely his space remain vacant, pending a decision on what to do with them (man cave vs woman sanctuary - you can fill in the gaps, I'm sure). Anyway, the decision has been made for us, because our good friend Deb is about to become temporarily homeless while her house sale/purchase goes through. How slow the wheels of property transactions turn. Rather than her having to rent somewhere for a couple of months she is going to move in with us, which will be lovely.

I had coffee and a catchup with a good yoga friend today. We meet in Melton Mowbray, which is halfway between her home and mine, and we always go to the same cafe, Off The Beaten Path, which serves the best cheese scones in the world.  Jeanette always sends me home with my head full of ideas, and today was no exception.

I met new friends and old at a gathering at 3P Publishing this week, too, where writers and wordsmiths of many styles (some published, some not) congregated for nibbles and the sharing of support and inspiration.

There's sure to be more friends about over the weekend, when I go to a big ole Ukulele Jam at Stanwick Lakes tomorrow and then a festival at Corby Rooftop Arts Centre on Sunday - or possibly a summer fair at Johnny's Happy Place (or maybe both). Aren't I lucky?

Have a good weekend, folks.

Want to join in and celebrate with us? Hop over to Lexa's blog here and sign up.

7 comments:

  1. What an inspiring post, Julia - thank you. And how lovely to be able to offer your friend a temporary home.

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    1. My son has just informed me that I'm guilty of 'humble bragging' with this post. Oh dear: that wasn't my intention! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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    2. Well, that's a new one on me - and of course you're not!

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  2. I love getting out and about and catching up with friends too. How lovely your week sounds.
    Melton Mowbray is just up the road from me, so I must check out that cafe you mentioned.

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    1. I wonder if we'd recognise each other if we happened to be there on the same day, Maria!

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  3. As usual Julia you may make me feel wholly inadequate with the breadth of your social life, what a wonderful life you have !

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    1. Sarcasm, Tim? I hope you don't think I'm showing off.

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