Tom came to stay, his owners managed to get through the channel tunnel ok, despite the problems caused by the migrant crisis. We had Nathaniel's's Birthday, he said he wanted a pirate party. So his Mum booked an adventure playground, and set about finding piratey stuff, and making pirate cup cakes. She was having difficulty over fitting in his Birthday tea cake however, so as I had more time I volunteered to make one. I had a recipe I'd been longing to try for years, so got together the stuff and started making it.
His party on the Saturday went well, although Granddad and I gave it a wide berth. His Sunday tea party, with just us as special guests also went well, the pirate galleon cake was a hit, although we had to take off some sails to light the candles, as we don't think the local fire brigade would have been too pleased to be called to a cake conflagration.
Our son and his wife and Ethan returned the following Sunday with their friend, and stayed 2 nights, and on the Bank Holiday Monday, the others returned. It was to be Ethan's second Birthday on the 2nd of September, so I had been busy making a cake for him too. We had had a trip to Lakeland in Watford for a half orb pan, Then I began seeing them elsewhere. The cake was in the shape of a ball which is one of his favourite playthings.
We went to the local Harvester for lunch. although I cannot say I was impressed with their menu, never having been before, then back home where we had candles, then I cut a chunk of cake for anyone who wanted some, and parcelled some up for the others to take home then we waved them goodbye.
|One of the drawing rooms|
.We had some quite warm weather around that time, on the 10th we went off to visit Mum in Law. We can now go during the week. We had our usual trip into Eastbourne, for shopping, stopping at the garden centre for some stuff for her and havoing lunch in their cafe for a change. Then the next day went into Bexhill, and had lunch there. Mum In Law had a bit of a problem in her kitchen, which led to me cleaning out 3 of her cupboards. It was a chance to get rid of some out of date stuff. She has poor eyesight, and cannot see dates so well.
She is having more memory problems. still cannot recall what happened before she ended up in hospital. Whilst down there I got my hair cut, as I had kept forgetting to make an appointment what with all the Doctors appointments I had. We travelled home on the Friday, but the M25 was quite busy by the time we reached it.
We started watching the last series of Downton Abbey on i player we were also watching Doc Martin,and I was watching the last series of Lewis. Husband watches Dr Who, but it's not what I enjoy.
I decided it was time to get out the autumn and winter clothes, just as well as we had some rain and cold weather. I photographed the super moon, but didn't stay up to watch the eclipse, or 'blood moon' as some called it. There were people who class themselves as prophets who were predicting dire events for September, but none of these came to pass. Well if a prophet spoke in Old testament times, whatever was prophesied was certain, and came to pass, so the modern 'prophets' should be classed as false prophets, The bible has something to say about these in Deuteronomy 18 v 20-22, and 2 Corinthians 11 13-15, a sobering thought.
I even managed a bike ride but only 3.8 miles, must try to improve on that.
Sorry this is late, didn't get round to uploading pictures