Well my dear, you’d have thought that, by now, I’d know to keep my thoughts to myself! Oh no, I share them with you, and you seem to agree that it’s a good idea. So knowing that, do I leave the idea to meander along slowly? Well… come on now, you certainly know me better than that!!
So then what on earth to do? Perhaps a combination of students and retired folk living in close proximity to each other isn’t such a mad idea. However I don’t like the idea of everyone being under a shared roof as many folk seem to want/need their own space, particularly the older generation. I think the suggestion of a few separate buildings and shared leisure facilities may be the way ahead. I also think that it may be advantageous to have a small café/coffee shop etc on site.
I have had a conversation with Alex who thinks that it’s a good idea in principle; however it’s the small print which may prove more complicated. Isn’t it always the case!! Anyway, I’ll leave it to the experts at the moment – Alex has asked some questions and no doubt, we’ll have the answers in due course. Whether the results are what we need is anybody’s guess.
In the meantime both of the knitting groups at the library are still proving very popular. I still don’t seem to have found anyone to take over the running of them – everyone is more than happy to attend, as long as they don’t need to be responsible for anything!
Mrs. M and I went to the Roasted Bean for what is becoming our habitual Monday lunch. We only have a snack but after being out all morning with all the noise of twelve or so women talking over each other, it’s nice to sit down quietly and just have a little chat whilst enjoying a poached egg or cheese on toast.
I think that we now have everything sorted for the wedding. Georgie and I have had a conversation about the couple of items I had overlooked – hair and make-up and we’ve decided we’re quite happy to do our own. I don’t wear make-up and Georgie just wears a little lippy and a pale eye shadow, when she remembers, so there’s no point in spending money on things which we don’t normally concern ourselves.
Oh yes, developments here at Lavinia Court – yes, you may well laugh – there hasn’t been any progress at all. It’s hardly a revelation as there aren’t any workmen in evidence. The only workmen to be heard are those completing the building work at the site around the corner. I understand that most of the activity there is now on the inside of the buildings, so from our point of view that’s a bonus, as it’s much quieter for the majority of each day.
I’ve seen both Teddy and Giselle in the past couple of days which has been lovely. Teddy is absolutely swamped with work – she always is. She brought Harry with her – he’s a delight and I always love seeing him. Teddy had to rush away to an incident not far away so she left Harry with me for a couple of hours. He is such a good boy and no trouble at all.
Giselle came yesterday for a cup of tea. I always enjoy seeing her as she invariably makes me laugh at one thing or another. She tells the most outrageous stories sometimes – but it’s always in good humour. She never bad-mouths anyone, and I’m sure she keeps some of her tales for specific people who she knows won’t pass them on – what – no, I’m not going to tell you!!
So my dear, that’s the current situation. There’s not really very much to report, but little snippets of news which may be of interest to you. I’ll obviously update you once I have more information. As Always –
With Love – Jan xx