An Overnight Visitor

For the first time since the pandemic lockdowns, our grandson is going to be staying overnight tonight. Julie has been over to collect him, and he is looking forward to his first sleepover in a long time. He is seven years old now, very inquisitive and active, and with it still raining outside, we are going to have to find things to keep him amused in the house.

Then we will take him to a local ‘family-friendly’ pub for an early dinner.

As a result, my serial episode will not be appearing today, so anyone following ‘Gabby is missing’ will have to wait until tomorrow at least. Sorry.

57 thoughts on “An Overnight Visitor

    1. It rained all day, so we stayed in. He spent time on my PC, did some colouring, and played on his Pokemon games. He enjoyed the meal in the evening, and told us he had an ‘excellent time’.
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Well it was raining hard, so we didn’t go outside. He did some colouring, spent a long time looking at things on my computer, then we took him out to dinner at 6pm. When he went home the next afternoon, he declared, “that was an excellent sleepover, Nanna”. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I think he was a bit bored, Peggy. Because of heavy rain, it wasn’t suitable to go out during the day. It should be better next time he stays over, then we can do something more interesting.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. This is my first visit here. I hope you enjoy your grandson’s sleepover and that he does too. I bet you are all very elated and excited. It is lovely. I used to live in London, and quite frankly wish I had stayed across the pond. Another story for another time. Frankly, it appears I have quite a bit of reading to catch up on here. I think this will be a relaxing place to visit. Cheers. (BTW, I am linking to you, I am sure my readers will be interested)

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    1. Thanks very much for your kind words, Elizabeth. Our grandson is far more interested in his video games and You Tube than us at the moment. If the weather had been better, (not raining so much) we could have taken him somewhere outside and active.
      I very much appreciate your interest in my blog, and any links.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. He didn’t want to come on the walk. It was raining, (still is, 21 hours now) and it is very slippery and muddy over there. (I could hardly stay upright in my wellies) Besides, his small red trainers would have been totally unsuitable. At the moment, he is playing happily with tiny Pokemon figures that are spread out all over the living room carpet. I might just as well have carried on blogging as normal. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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      1. A shame he didn’t bring wellies, kids love to get mucky. I recall many muddy walks with my daughter and grandchildren when they were that age – once we went for a long walk in some woods, longer than we thought, which was a bit traumatic especially for the 4 year old! The kids slept well that night though πŸ˜‚

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  2. (1) “With it still raining outside, we are going to have to find things to keep him amused in the house.” Might I suggest sitting in the window and counting raindrops? Boys love a challenge!
    (2) Overheard in Papua New Guinea: “Aphter the phun and games, we’ll take the young pheller to a local β€˜phamily-phriendly’ pub, Phileas Phogg’s Phamous Anthropophagic Buphet, for an early pheast.” (I can hear you now, Pete: “You get an Eph for Ephort, David!”)
    (3) The only person following Gabby is Steve. Are you saying he’s gone missing?

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