Before I forget again, congratulations to Martin & Sarah who have been trying for a first child for years now...pregnant at last!
Martin & Sarah are in Utah at the moment but Jon & Serene, Juli & Chris and Ash & Amber joined us for a few days with their families...and what a few days! We've had a great time!
Apart from just enjoying being with them, I also loved standing in the room where the broadcast of King Edward abdicating as a result of his love for Mrs Simpson, was received (actually, everyone with a wireless received it). Also seeing the other rooms that they occupied in Belton House as guests of the owner. I find this sort of thing absolutely riveting. I've always loved looking at things, being where others have been and experiencing things that others-who have long since passed away-experienced too.
The highlight of today was listening to the last twenty minutes of the Sunderland v Spurs game. The man they sold to us last year scored two goals and missed two penalties. We also had a goal disallowed but eventually won 3-1. It was a magnificent result and worthy of mention. I don't expect you to share my enthusiasm here.
Actually, this is perhaps a good time to register my surprise as how many responded to FF's post about netiquette.
my position on the subject is clear...just in case anyone is interested.
1. I would hope that no-one feels obliged to respond to anything I've posted here. I write because it's my daily journal (even though I don't write daily of late). I would expect most of what I post to be so mundane as to negate the need to comment anyway. If you like what I write then fine! If you don't like what I write then fine! I will think absolutely no less of anyone who regularly do leave comments but choose not to for whatever reason.
2. I would genuinely hope that any visitors to this blog will not be upset if I do not reciprocate. I don't always leave comments because I don't always have time, and when I do have the time the post may not warrant a response. Anyway, it may be not be all that interesting...I'm unlikely to comment on handbags and the like, am I? Many times I read but don't respond and other times the interest isn't there for me to even contemplate commenting. Also, as is the case with Molly P, there may be a fault with the site which prevents anyone from being able to read or leave comment even if they wanted to.
3. By all accounts I have always been a bit unusual...a square peg in a round hole type of person. I've always felt ill at ease with feeling constrained or made to conform or follow any sort of etiquette...even if I do. I wish to retain the right to freely write and respond as I feel the need to. Having said that, I consider myself to be inoffensive or malevolent in any way (Politics and politicians aside).
There you go... the 1,2 and 3 of my own shade of etiquette which may or may not be shared by visitors here.