Jaqui's Daily Blog

Wednesday 26th September

Today Mr B and I had what he likes to call a "Drawbridge Day." These are the days when the skies are grey with falling rain, every tree and bush in the garden drips in melancholy, even the birds hop out of sight in the search for shelter.  There really is nothing for it but, as Mr B says, to "pull up the drawbridge."


Mr B likes Drawbridge Days.  He enjoys shutting out the world and the weather, pottering about indoors, watching a bit of TV, having a chat - he says it is We Two Against the Elements (but from the comfort of home.)


I like Drawbridge Days, too - but I prefer them if they don't last, well, all day.  Drawbridge Evenings are hunky-dory, and I can manage a Drawbridge Couple of Hours just fine.  But a whole day is quite a challenge for me.  Funnily enough, I can entertain myself perfectly happily indoors all day without fretting if the weather is fine - it's just the knowledge that the wind and the rain (and the virtual drawbridge) are hemming me in that drives me crazy.


I finished my book (review coming soon on the Book Page!); I waved my smoothing iron over several tops, two pairs of pyjamas, three pairs of trousers, a jumper and several shirts in my customary hope that the creases would magically fall out with the minimum of effort on my part; in desperation, I even made a batch of sultana scones, having completely forgotten that I am trying to count my treacherous calories. 


Mr B reminds me that Autumn is coming, then it will be Winter.  There will be many more Drawbridge Days.  And he says, wistfully, that Drawbridge Days were really, really hard when he was on his own and I was at work, on those Days Before Retirement.


I am full of reforming zeal.  I will crack the challenge of the Drawbridge Day.  We will retrieve the Wii Fit from under the bed in the spare room and / or invest in a Davina Fitness DVD.  We will be like Wills and Kate and become fans of the Box Set.  Just as soon as I understand what a Box Set is. 


We will start today. Let's butter those scones, turn on the fire and the TV, let's get cosy.


Pull up the drawbridge!


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21.05 | 10:09

I'm needing to find information about the usher family tree for my aunty, her great grandparent where Thomas and Phoebe Usher would I've been researching

21.05 | 10:03

Hi Karen,
I'm helping my aunt with her family tree her maiden name was usher. do you have any other information or found anything about the usher family

18.04 | 17:19

Oh that's such a good read Jaqui! It's great to see it through your eyes, and you capture it beautifully... and you will indeed look like real athletes too!

21.02 | 22:41


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