Being slightly sarcastic (#23172)
Mum and Dad visited this weekend, pre-christmas and we had a lovely time. They have brought some boxes of comics from their loft which I put up there about twenty years ago. Something has gone horribly wrong though. I put a valuable collection of contemporary art, an actual treasure trove, for the betterment of all mankind. However what has come out again appears to be a pile of unreadable badly drawn rubbish. Quick, you need to get your loft fixed!
That aside, a nice weekend. We went to see father christmas
in Ashford, that was OK. We had some nice food, including a takeaway from New Wok Express
. We went "ice skating" at Hythe Imperial
though and that was rubbish. Dad and I also went out to the pub, the Earl of Clarendon
after we'd eaten. That was nice, quite quiet. We were both too bloated after the takeaway to drink much beer though.
Clare is out at a friend's, then going to one brother's house to pick up the other brother and take him back to the parents. Clare's mum is in quite a bad way now, not really something to write about on here though. I went there today with Harry while mum and dad stayed here with Tommy.I must not have seen Pauline for a week, or maybe even more, since she has stopped leaving the house. Now she has a hospital bed in the lounge this seems properly like the end. She looked so sad and thin, actually pained propped up in front of the TV. Not sure she entirely knew who we were when we visited, but it's quite possibly she was fully aware but just couldn't properly communicate, couldn't articulate it. Seems like she has days to live, if not hours, it's desperately sad.
Have just put the boys to bed. Not sure if they've been particularly badly behaved today or if I'm just in a bad mood. Tommy was a beast at having his teeth cleaned and Harry wouldn't sit still or be good during story time so I just gave up and said goodnight. He's still bouncing off the walls up there, even though Clare tricked him into running up and down the stairs ten times in a row earlier in an effort to tire him out.
I have another of those evenings today, where I am free and should do something useful, but I really can't be bothered. Might just drink some beer or cider in front of the TV.
I remember my comics
being good and worth keeping, but now I'm looking at them 20 - 30 years later I see they're mostly crap.
NO ICE for starters. A very poor attempt at a "winter wonderland", it was a few sheets of plastic to walk about on on ice skates. Other people there asked for their money back, I could not be bothered. Harry
had a good time trying to walk about in the ice skates, but there was absolutely no skating to be had.
I would not bother with an event organised by the hythe imperial again, shame.
Paul Clarke's - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. married to Clare and father to two, I am a code engineer, and I do mostly js, Node, python, ruby, and php. I like pubbing, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.