Hi, hi, c'mon in.
Let's go straight through to the garden. It's lovely out there this time of day.
Would you like a cuppa or perhaps a Pimm's, given that it is summer time?
how much fun he had. Did you stay with family members during school holidays when you were young?
Are you going away on holiday this summer? We are, but we broke our original idea down into three short trips and I am looking forward to the first one beginning at the end of this coming week. Of course I have a mini scrapbook planned; how well you know me! Tell me, do you prefer the beach kind of holiday or are you happiest in a city?
How about that tea now? Or can I persuade you to another Pimm's? I'm sorry that there isn't much in the way of treats to offer you; both The Brainy One and I are attempting to cut back on the amount of snacking we do. And the easiest way to do that, I find, is not to buy or bake the treats in the first place.
What was that? How are my sister and family doing? They're doing really well, I think, although I'm sure they will feel much more settled once they have found a house of their own and move out of company housing. I've never been more grateful for social media, the invention of Facetime (despite the awkward time difference) and the Royal Mail! Did I tell you that we have sent them their first Red Cross parcel in the form of chocolate?
Predominantly of the Cadbury's kind.
I can hear the boys at the gate. They've been to The Boy Child's last swimming lesson of the term and I'm pretty sure he'll be brandishing another cloth badge and certificate.
There's no need for you to go; we're having a BBQ supper and I'm sure I can find you a burger or two. No? Ah, well, maybe another time.
Same time next month?
This post has been brought to you by Abi's invitation to share a cuppa.
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