Happy Monday. I do hope everyone had a satisfactory weekend. As for me, my weekend involved a dinner date with two of my oldest friends, two visits to the gym (that’s a world record for me, visiting the gym twice in one weekend), receiving my new mobile phone handset, watching a Feng Shui DVD, and watching my first rugby match, England verses France. England won, so world cup final here we come!
Friday at 5pm was when it all began. I left the office and hurried home to prepare for my dinner date. My oldest friend, Clare, who now lives in Scotland, was back in Essex for the weekend. When I say my oldest friend, I don’t mean she is 101 years old, I mean I have known her since I was 4 years old. That’s the longest time that I have known any of my friends. I have many photographs of us as little girls, playing in her paddling pool and playing with her Dalmatian dog, who incidentally had one blue eye and one brown eye. I’m sure you will agree that it’s quite unusual for a dog to have one blue eye and one brown eye.
Anyway, I collected Clare at 8pm on Friday night, in my not-so-new-now car and we stopped off at our mutual friend Laura’s house. Laura and I attended the same senior school, but it wasn’t until we left school that we became firm friends. So, all three of us, happy to be reunited, went to a nearby restaurant called Nandos, for some culinary delights.
I ordered a veggie burger and a Nando’s salad, with orange juice. See, I don’t always have to drink wine to have a good time. We ate, drank and talked the night away. We were actually the last people to leave the restaurant, when we suddenly realised that the floor was being cleaned and all the waitresses had their coats on and were looking impatiently in our direction. Whoops. Time to leave. It was a great night though.
Saturday morning, I was disturbed from dreamland by a knock at the front door. A little grumpy and still sleepy (hmm, that reminds me of a story about seven dwarfs) I left the safety and comfort of my bed to open the front door. My mood changed when I saw a man holding a box. It was my new mobile phone handset! I have only just sussed out how to use it, and my old handset is being sent to the recycling company, Envirofone. As well as doing my bit for the environment, I will receive a cash payment in exchange for my handset. Not bad hey. This will be my sixth mobile phone, if my calculations are correct. I will try not to leave this one on an aeroplane, or in a bar, or drop it in an ice bucket.
For the remainder of the weekend, I happily watched calories being exercised away at the gymnasium, and tried to expand my knowledge by watching a Feng Shui (used to be called Kan-Yu which means 'law of Heaven and Earth' but now it means 'wind-water') DVD and trying to understand the rules in the semi final rugby match. I think I have the hang of this rugby lark now, but the main thing is, England are world cup finalists. Another excuse to drink wine and visit a pub next Saturday. As if I need one.
Talking of rugby, my friend Sarah has just texted me a picture of herself and a certain someone she met at the weekend. This certain someone just happens to be Prince Harry! Apparently, they were both in France at the weekend, to watch the rugby match, and staying in the same hotel. He happily posed for a photograph with her, and accompanied her and friends to a French nightclub.
Hmm, okay, my weekend wasn’t quite as exciting as hers, but I do try.
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