Our guest has arrived!

Hurrah! MOH arrived this afternoon just after 3pm.
Lunch was prepared (cottage pie with roast potatoes and veg) and I just had to turn the cooker on, but first ……………. CUP OF TEA!
Poor Bud was like a hearthrug on legs……….. scrap that, he is a hearthrug on legs………… and the heat has been getting to him.
Luckily today is a lot cooler than it has been, so better for travelling, though MOH had a nightmare journey.

He set off at 6 am, so it took him 9 hours, with a couple of potty breaks and a snack. He hit major traffic on the M5 and M42, as well as getting caught up on the outskirts of Birmingham.
Of course, we can sympathise with the journey time, it taking us 7½ hours to get down to him in February ready for Mum’s funeral the following day, and 9½ hours on the return trip after Hubby’s DVT diagnosis. We avoid the motorways anyway as most we’d use have long term roadworks in progress.

Still, he has arrived safe and sound. We have fed, watered and exercised him (walk round the park), and now we have all retired. The temperature is a good three degrees less indoors than it was yesterday, so hopefully we should all sleep well.

Plans for tomorrow are……………. no idea!
That’s what so good about it, we don’t plan anything that could go belly up and take each day as it comes. First order of the day will be walking the dogs, and you never know, we may find ourselves having a 99p breakfast to start the day.

The scrabble and cards are still in the cupboard. He was too tired to think straight, and we wouldn’t want to take advantage of that!



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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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 Our guest has arrived!

  1. Ugh! Sounds like a nightmare of a drive. I’m glad he has arrived – and have a wonderful day tomorrow, whatever you decide to do!

  2. Michael says:

    What kind and considerate hosts, though I suspect when all are rested the gloves of the scrabble board will come off?

  3. That’s a long tri8p. Hope he’s staying several days to recover!

    • He’s welcome to stay as long as he wishes. We never put a time frame on it, and apparently there’s somewhere he wants to go to get some spare parts for a bike he’s rebuilding, and that’s nearer to us than him, so it works out pretty well.

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