Posh Neighbours – The Butler’s Slippers!

Okay I know I didn’t blog yesterday … I was having other fun instead!

You remember the roadworks and the havoc it caused?  well I bought a bottle of wine to share with my neighbours and last night was when we got together.  It was a lovely (and late) evening in which we talked about all sorts of topics.  It started with a joke about the husband being the butler (he was still cleaning the bathroom when I arrived after young people’s bathtime) and so we were waiting for drinks.  On being asked to hurry her Dad up the youngest child took it upon herself to play hostess with the mostess and she had fetched out the ‘proper’ wine glasses.  I happen to know this young lady has aspirations to own our ice cream parlour cum café when she is grown up … if she gets the chance – based on last night – she will make a fine job of it too.

However the butler soon returned to his post and served our wine before sitting down to join the chat.  After around 40 minutes I noticed his slippers and as I opened my mouth to say “J can I ask …” his wife said “don’t ask it is my fault”.  He had on a pink fluffy slipper on one foot and a white holey clog on the other … I didn’t get a picture but I would have loved one!  Why is it her fault? She was supposed to buy new slippers for her butler and forgot!

Having had a very short night’s sleep I awoke feeling amazingly bright eyed and bushy tailed and we set off for a pooch mooch … look at all that green and little tiny flowers carpeting the beech wood floor.

Pup enjoyed a good paddle and bit of kibble hunting in the burn then he retrieved to me two different carcases – a hen pheasant and then a bunny.  They were old carcases but I was really pleased he did retrieve them and give them up,  Later on he found a fresh bunny and was about to deliver it to hand when Nacho came the other way and distracted him.  So Pup ate his find and didn’t retrieve it to me!

Later I walked up to see Evelyn … who told me off for a change and got cross with me because I couldn’t stay for tea.  Then I popped into Forfar to the supermarket to treat myself to something nice as a late birthday dinner using a gift card I as sent.  Tomorrow I have to type the minutes of the Community Council and do a couple of follow up bits and then I think I am pretty much up to date.


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I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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