The barbecue in the barn – sorry, grainstore!

I’m back where I like to be. At Dan’s.

The latest news is that when I got here we whisked off up the road to Mark and Andrea’s farm to attend an early birthday barbecue for Mark. Being a farmer, he can’t always celebrate his birthday on the day due to the work load of the farm.

Due to the current changeable weather we didn’t have the barbecue outside. It’s windy and wet (typical English summer really!), and with the number of children attending it was wiser to hold the event in the grainstore so everyone was out of the way of the not-so-happy weather.

I met a whole lot of people, and I certainly can’t remember many names; but it was nice to eat and drink and argue about formula one with other people that Dan obviously knew and got on with. (and win an arguent with Dan, aided by a friend or twwo of his!)

I’m sitting in Dan’s conservatory as I type this, listening to the rain on the roof and wondering if it’ll actually stay dry for long enough for me to go and sit on the river bank today at any point, or whether I’ll stay here in the conservatory where it’s warm and gets hot any time the sun comes out. It’s spent a fair bit of time raining, much to the discontent of the occupants of this house. Ted and Dee like to be outside in the garden and Dan and I like to be on the patio or on the riverbank watching the tide go by and talking.

Oops, no, I have a cake to bake and a chicken to roast today, so no, I won’t be sitting anywhere for any great length of time! Not to worry, the cake is my current all-time favourite and I happen to know it’ll go down well today… 🙂

Wherever you are today, enjoy the day.

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