A Hat Trick of Trips

We have completed a hat trick of socializing since our return to base at the beginning of the week.
We saw my Mum on Thursday, so that was Social Event No 1 as per my previous post.
scrabbleYesterday, for Social Event No 2, we joined MSM for a Scrabble Evening, which was most enjoyable as always and we learned some new words.
She has a Scrabble dictionary, and it is amazing how many two letter words are now allowed, not to mention two pages dedicated to Q words without the following U. The only problem is no meanings are listed, so although we can use the words, we have no idea what they stand for! We have invested in a dictionary ourselves, and our house rule is if it’s in the book, we can have it. If not, sorry.

We played 2 games, the first of which was dreadful, even for us, as we were all plagued with either single numbered letters or vowels most of the time!
Our total score for the first game was only 521, but I did manage to put down all 7 letters with VISITING, which neatly got rid of my three ‘I’s and using the V already on the board.
No double letters or words though, so it was a basic score of 62.
Our second game was much better with a total of 628. MSM got the best score in that as she scored a triple word with the Q. Poor Hubby had 2 As, 3 Us, and 2 Os at one stage.
We had another cup of tea after that and started chatting, so we didn’t play our usual third game.
capt P 4 6Social Event No 3 was a visit to MOH today after moving the boat up.
We haven’t seen him for a while, the last time being when he came here before going on his Norfolk travels.
There were delays on the M32 so we had to do a detour which as it turned out, we thought might end up being a better route for us in future.
We’ve had an enjoyable day with him, Hubby sorting out a virus on his computer, me doing the puzzles in his TV planner magazine, and then getting lunch for us with the bits and pieces he had in his fridge.
I cooked some new potatoes in their jackets, and prepared a ham salad with spring onions, red peppers, celery, quiche, cucumber, ice berg lettuce, radishes, cheese, grated carrots and tomatoes.
No dessert as such, but he did offer us a piece of home-made carrot cake (no cream cheese frosting) which went down very well with our cup of tea.

We played 2 games of cribbage (I lost abysmally!) and we left around 4.30 after Hubby had checked Frank for leaks (he was fed three weeks ago) and tested the central heating. MOH is not a practical kind of guy but Hubby doesn’t mind helping him out.
Frank’s predecessor is still in the front garden as apparently the chap who promised to come and collect it never turned up.
old tankWe decided to go back the way we had come, so I was map reading as we were unfamiliar with part of the route. Going back this way is not a good idea though, unless our timing ensures no-one else would be on the road.
However, we did make good time, and were home in two hours.

No plans for tomorrow apart from walking the dog and doing a little bit of basic shopping.
I think we all need the rest!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to A Hat Trick of Trips

  1. joyroses13 says:

    My husband and I used to play Scrabble a lot. He would mostly win though! After reading your post I think we will have to get out the Scrabble board again 🙂

  2. There were two pages of Q words without the u? Yikes. I can’t even thing of one Q word that doesn’t have a u.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Always nice to socialise, but also nice to have a break 🙂

  4. Reading this post made me wanna play Scrabble again … Haven’t done that in years! Used to be such fun 🙂 …

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