We had a nice time this week. I decided to take Rosie to Hampton Court Palace in Surrey on Friday. Matthew didn't fancy going round a historic palace, so he stayed at home with Martin. It was quite a long journey from here as Paul wasn't keen that I should drive, hmmm. It took about 2 hours by train and tube but we eventually made it there. Words cannot describe the wonderful aura of the place and knowing we were walking down corridors that Henry XIII had actually walked down with his entourage was mind blowing. Hampton Court has a very famous maze but we were very disappointed with it as it was rather small. The photos above were taken in the wonderful grounds and we had a lot of fun messing around with the leaves! It was a thoroughly enjoyable day but so tiring. I thought I was going to drop off on the way home on the train, so best I didn't drive. Rosie was complaining at how worn out she was and I pointed out to her that I had 40 years on her and to imagine how I was feeling. I think you need to spend a couple of days at this wonderful palace to see everything. Rosie was enthralled and kept asking, do you think the King touched this door, etc, etc. She loves history and makes me realise how uneducated I am! Perhaps I may learn something through her now. We sat near the fountain and had a chat about how Queen Victoria opened this Palace to the public and there were photos around of the visitors at that time. We discussed how we would be long gone and that the public would still visit the Palace ... quite a weird feeling but hey, thats history!
I feel I should get a blimming medal for the ironing I have done today, just thought I'd mention it.
At work things seems to have improved. My new colleague came back during the week and has seemed to get to grips with not only her illness but also with her heart. One of our chaps left on Wednesday and after I had finished my overtime I took her down to the bar and got the dj to play "Things can only get better" and he started his smoke machine and I got her to bop around. She did smile and I think she is well on the mend now. They have had a major swap around with who works for who (not me, ha ha) and hopefully all will be happier for everyone. Joy of joy, we have our new filing clerk starting on Tuesday ... I sat in with the interviews and she appears to be a really nice lady, who has been looking for a job for a while. I know she will be very excited and I am pleased for her.
I must tell you about one of the interviews I sat in on. As soon as I entered the room my eyes were drawn to it. What could it have been??? I have never seen such a lot of green on anyone's nose bits on their glasses before! It was a vivid green and I just could not take my eyes off it. Maybe she was so shortsighted that she couldn't see the green on her glasses when she put them on. Made me feel rather queezy and put me right off. Moral of the story, if you are going on an interview get your greens sorted! Oooh.
Hey, the sun hasn't come out but Martin has just gone in the kitchen and says he will make the dinner. Oh yes! I am now going to sit down and read my book and be a lady of leisure.
Hugs to all.