Hello,

It’s been my Dad’s birthday today so I have been out for dinner (that’s lunch for the  posher of you ) today with my Parents Sister and her Son.  Her Son is 3 weeks younger than my Daughter.  It wasn’t planned and more spookily my Son is 2 weeks older than her Daughter.  Again it wasn’t planned.  It’s great how it worked out we could swap clothes for the children when they were growing up and they are more like brothers and sisters than cousins.  They also go to the same schools and my Daughter and her Cousin were in the same class.  They all have the same friends also.  This is great until they fall out.  Anyway back to the meal.  It was nice to catch up.  We are a very close family and enjoy spending time together.

The best news of the day is that my Daughter texted my Dad and wished him happy birthday.  They haven’t spoken since me and may Daughter fell out and my Parents had washed their hands of her.  I did tell her to text her Grandad, although they don’t know that.  I think it has helped to build bridges.  I feel that relationships are improving with my Daughter and I hope it continues to improve.

I have been selling on eBay these last few weeks. It hasn’t been brilliant but it’s been steady.  My big problem is posting items as I hate it.  Even though the post office is 5 minutes walk away and I need to walk to improve my back.  I think it’s a mental thing.  Yes I hear you saying “you are mental” and you will be right ha ha.  There are new owners of the post office and they are so slow it’s making it even worse.  I decided if we went in the evening it would be quieter. So we walked down after tea (dinner to the posher of you). It was a lovely sunny summer night when we sent off.  The heavens opened and we go soaked.  Our clothes were stuck  to us and we had to peel them off us when we got back.  The dogs were like drowned rats.  It rain cleared up as soon as we walked through the door.  It was typical.  It was an excuse to get into our pj’s and relax in front of the tv.  To be fair though I didn’t get dressed until mid day.  I need to get up earlier as I will never want to go back to work.  I need a money making scheme fast.

Right, I am signing out for the day night xxxxx