Back, But Not Quite Back

Well, I am back from my holiday week by the sea, and delighted to report that I am smiling! The weather was perfect; nice temperatures combined with blue skies and a sea breeze. The one shower we encountered was when we were driving back from somewhere, and it only lasted for ten minutes.

All in all, the perfect English seaside holiday.

Ollie enjoyed his change of scene, and made new friends too. He even got to sample a special canine ice cream, and there will be a photo of him enjoying that in due course. As we have been to that same place on four previous occasions, there will not be many new photos other than some of our accommodation, and Ollie relaxing.

But returning home to a house left closed up for seven days means there are jobs to be done, so I will not be back to blogging until next week. Meanwhile, I have had to delete hundreds of emails and post notifications, so apologies for not being around your blogs. However, I will do my best to reply to all comments left during my absence, and will get on that starting from Monday.

My thanks to everyone who continued to read this blog while I was away, ensuring that I had steady numbers of views even when I wasn’t around.

Best wishes to you all, Pete.

77 thoughts on “Back, But Not Quite Back

  1. ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽตSitting in an English
    Garden, waiting for the sun
    If the sun don’t come
    You get a tan from standing in the English rain๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

    I am So glad to hear you got your tan standing in the English Sun Pete. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿป

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  2. “The one shower we encountered was when we were driving back from somewhere…”

    I just watched (in Spanish, but with French auto-translate) a favorite film of mine: “Como Agua Para Chocolate” (“Like Water for Chocolate”). I have the film on VHS, but not on DVD. The film was offered in segments on YouTube… Anyway, there is a shower scene in the film in which Gertrudis suddenly senses the approach of a Mexican revolutionary (Juan) on horseback and, despite being nude, runs out into the desert. Juan hoists Gertrudis onto the galloping horse, and off they ride… ยกViva la Revoluciรณn!

    Two actors of the actors attended a showing of the film in Kansas City back in 1994. I’d already seen the film several times, but attended the showing anyway. Mario Ivรกn Martรญnez, who plays Dr. John Brown, and Claudette Maillรฉ, who plays Gertrudis, introduced the film and met with moviegoers in the lobby afterwards. Everyone was in a rush to get in a quick word and also request an autograph. Not me. My interest was in discussing the film. So after the others had left, I had a chat with Claudette…in French. Then I engaged Mario in a conversation that must have lasted 20 minutes. Then I went back to chat with Claudette again.

    However, I don’t recall talking to Claudette about her shower / abduction scene…

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