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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..20 October 2013

Today is the eighth birthday of my beautiful granddaughter Alyssa. Alyssa came into this world at the most ungodly hour and then proceeded to scream for the next six months, nothing would pacify her, and then almost overnight she stopped screaming.

Yesterday we took her shopping for her birthday present, it is the first time we have done this and she had a ball, she bought a new dress and a pair of silver sequined sneakers. We went into every shoe shop at the Elizabeth Shopping Centre only to go back and buy the very first pair she saw, and the look on her face when I told her she still had money left to spend. What she does not know is that I bought her Xmas present at the same time, I had Brian distract her while I made a quick purchase. Three Xmas presents down and five to go, for the grandchildren anyway.

Last night we went out for dinner with good friends, and regular dinner partners, Jo and Kate. We went to a local Chinese restaurant and then back to our place for coffee. As always we had a good time with these two girls, even if the night did not finish quite as we had planned. Looking forward to the next time.

Brian and I have spent most of the weekend house hunting. We found a perfect yard, complete with aviaries, for my racing pigeons, but the house itself was a bit ordinary, then we found the perfect house but no room for my racing pigeons. The right combination is out there, it is just a matter of time.

I am a bit annoyed tonight, every time I get interested in something on television, someone who shall remain nameless,  changes the channel. I got interested in the Chopper Read interview, changes channel, I got interested in Escape to the Country, changes the channel. I am really looking forward to a bigger house, with two living rooms and two televisions.

The next few weeks, and weekends, are going to be extremely busy. We have dinners, a wedding, birthdays, including mine, not to mention Xmas shopping, and then of course Xmas itself. I am really hanging out for my Xmas break.  Thank you for reading, and have a great week.

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