Good evening! It has felt like a busy week in the PainPals household and an equally busy day, hence my later hour posting. We have had a house guest – a friend of the young engineer needing somewhere to bunk down on his way to a bright new tech job in San Francisco – another young man for our old dog to bark furiously at. So imagine our surprise when in walks said friend and our old boy Sam wandered over, had a sniff and an ear rub without so much as a murmur! There are a couple of the lovely girl’s friends who are here so regularly that they are virtually family, and yet he still will not make friends with them! I suppose this is the prerogative of an old man – he is 16, which is about 87 in human years.
Meanwhile the middle child has returned from university, complete with dirty washing and a box full of crockery that yours truly uncovered lurking in the hall – yuk! He is of course penniless, but at least he knows that we are unable and unwilling to pick up the pieces, so he asked for a message to go out requesting babysitting, dog walking and odd jobs. Home Saturday, first job gardening from a friend on Sunday. Long may it continue! When he gets home from watching the football tonight, he will be shown the dishwasher though.
Talking of football, of course World Cup fever has struck and this house is divided between those who watch, and those who do not. The eldest’s better half has slotted nicely into the watch group, alongside hubby and the politics student – whilst the eldest and the lovely girl appreciate my bloggy pal Gill’s mindset : 25 Ways to Annoy a Football Fanatic during the World Cup!! Yours truly is not usually a footie fan, but even I will watch the World Cup – to a point – but I don’t pretend to know anything about anything, even some of the shirt colours just don’t seem right!
Hubby, having enjoyed Father’s Day yesterday, left for Paris at the crack of dawn with year 6 – that is 60 eleven year olds – for his fourth year running. The Eiffel Tower, Parc Asterix and the Hard Rock Cafe all beckon, but I know that they will all be glued to the big screen at their chateau this evening watching the England football match. So that leaves me with 3 carers – capable hands, hmmm not sure, thoughtful, sometimes – but so long as they don’t forget a very important birthday tomorrow and spoil me rotten they will be in the good books.
Thanks to the fantastic Bloggers Tribe thread on Twitter, I have found some great new blogs for you this week alongside some old favourites. So whilst I sit back with a glass of wine and cheer on young Harry Kane and his crew, I wish you a happy Monday evening with some fantastic bloggers!
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Have a great week,