Things have been a little quiet in my creative brain over the past few days, I have sat intending to blog or write a poem or something but am lacking the energy, drive, focus… instead I have been knitting and trawling running websites.
It’s been my younger son’s half term this week so my time is not as much my own as it is usually. We have had a lovely few days together doing his favourite things – eating pizza and chocolate cake, and my favourite things – running and swimming (and eating pizza and chocolate cake). My older son is on half term next week, so similarly my time will not be my own… however, the payoff of not having school stress playing a part will be worth it, am I convincing anyone here?
I’ll keep this brief because exactly how exciting is it to read about someone else’s mundane life? This morning we (me, hubby and younger son) went on a DIY shopping mission… yawn.
…but afterwards headed to a very busy Costa for lunch.
Leaving hubby waiting for our drinks, me and our son found a table… eventually hubby joined us and said ‘Look who was standing next to me in the queue?’ I looked over to where he had been standing and said ‘Give me a clue, who am I looking at?’ He told me that it was Bill Bailey (who is a very funny british musical comedian), not sure how I was supposed to recognise him with his back to me but lined my camera up for a selfie in case he turned around, which he didn’t.
Shortly after, Bill (first name terms now) got his take-out coffee and well, took it out… gutted I berated hubby (nicely of course) for not speaking to him. We finished our lunch and I decided we’d walk around the retail park to see if we could spot him.
Luck was on our side, as we saw him walking towards us.
I bounced over (think excitable Tigger) and spoke to him, lovely bloke. After a brief conversation in which he mocked my use of OMG in my fb post, I left with a handshake, a selfie and proof that he had indeed been to Costa! YAY!
And, do you know what, it really brightened my day.
* my son’s face is obscured for privacy
* Billy Bragg Chip Shop video chosen by hubby, who declined to be in the photo