Sorry to have been away - been very busy. On Friday I got the train to Southampton to go to a funeral on the Isle of Wight. I arrived at the ferry with time to spare, but my sister, who was driving, was encountering dreadful traffic. The upshot was that I leapt into her car with 4 minutes to spare and we shot on board - I think we were the last car on. We were certainly the last car off at East Cowes. Drove to the Folly Inn at Whippingham for a quick lunch and then went to the crematorium. Lovely service with good hymns and and good talks. Back to the Island Sailing Club for the wake, then we caught the 1800 ferry back and drove down here in time for a nightcap and bed.
Yesterday, we tidied the house and then had 7 people to lunch - all food provided by "Cook", the frozen meals outlet in Dorchester. It was excellent grub, and we ate a lot of it. My sister left to go home at about 1600 - her journey takes about 4 hours. A couple of us then fell asleep in front of the Olympics and when I woke up, I put on 3 dishwasher loads. Cheese and biscuits and then bed.
I'm quite tired now! Another friend arrives at 1800 and stays for a few days. I'm making French onion soup.
I spent 16 years in the RAF defending the Free World , then got bunged out unceremoniously for being bipolar. I and was subsequently diagnosed with PTSD. Funny old world, isn't it?