Thursday afternoon thoughts and rambles.....
Good afternoon to everyone,
I hope today is going well for you whatever it is you are doing.
I am loving this hot sunny weather, having said that I haven't been sitting out in it much today.
I had breakfast outside this morning. That was lovely. Bit of a cheeky one. Homemade scones, homemade strawberry jam and fresh coffee with my book. Scones for breakfast? I hear some saying, surely not? Well I don't have any croissants or pain au chocolat to make it a French breakfast. So scones it was.
Here is a pic....
As is the same for many other people this year, our holiday is very much up in the air still while Covid and restrictions are in place. It hasn't been cancelled yet. I have been trying to contact the ferry company regarding our travel details, unsurprisingly they are not receiving telephone calls etc. This week our final payment was due, and I received notification to say the payment had failed! lol! (change of card I think). So I have been trying to contact the company since Monday to no avail, I was informed I had until tomorrow to pay the balance. But I had no way of contacting them properly or online.
This morning I decided to have a last ditch attempt to make contact. I sent three emails, and a FB messenger message. No sooner had I pressed send on FB, the phone rang! Yay! Finally, a response. So it is all sorted, should travel be permitted. Obviously we still watch and wait to see how the country and Europe respond and come out of lockdown and restrictions whether it will be cancelled. I hadn't realised how stressed or worried I was about it until I put the phone down and could feel it lift off me. I think it is because we are taking my disabled brother-in-law with us, it is very complicated and the details are crucial. We are not worried if it is cancelled, as we will just go next year instead, but we did have to sort the payments. Ugh! So I have been inside, looking out at the garden, while I sort things out.
I was very excited on Tues evening to see the ISS fly overhead. It is the first time I have seen it. It was amazing to be able to make out the shape of it too as it passed over. We were hoping to see the Space X launch last night, but bad weather postponed that. Hopefully Saturday it will happen.
Interestingly, or not, I have always been fascinated by space, stars, planets etc. But I was so rubbish at science and maths there was no way I would have been able to take it further.
When we visited Florida three years ago, we spent two days at the Kennedy Space Center. Definitely a top highlight of our trip. For me it was my second visit, it only took me 25 years to return. This time though with the family, and Phoebe especially as she is a science whizz. For her it was brilliant to see the women who had gone in to great things in NASA. We all long to return one day, I just hope it won't take 25 years ! 😄
Next is a cup of tea outside, it is so glorious and peaceful. Just what I need!
I said it was rambled thoughts....anyone else got any ramblings to share....