“The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry.” ~ Robert Burns ‘To A Mouse’ 1786
So, in case any of you are wondering how our well-planned neighbourly visit with Prosecco and piano recital went on Sunday, the short answer is, “It didn’t.”
Here’s the long story………
We had arranged for husband, wife and wife’s son to come round at 2pm, but at midday I got a call from Mrs T asking if they could make it later at about 4pm. I reminded her that it was forecast to rain at that time and as they’d requested to sit outside, it would be less than ideal. Nevertheless, she insisted that they would come at 4 and definitely would only sit outside. Well then, that was that and I knew it wasn’t going to work out. Around 2:30 Mr T phoned to ask hubby what he should do about a termite he’d seen in his pool area and just happened to mention that Mrs T and son were out shopping for a table. So that solved the mystery of why she’d postponed their visit. At just before 4, with the son’s car still not back in their driveway, the heavens opened and down came the rain with thunder and lightning for good measure. Hubby and I opened the Prosecco, gave ourselves two chocolate truffles apiece and sat back to enjoy. The positive thing about this is that the outdoor furniture got a really thorough cleaning on Saturday and I’d done lots of piano practice in readiness for our no-show guests. The annoying thing is that we haven’t had a phone call apologising for them not turning up. Would you consider that rude, or am I expecting too much?
Someone who did get a visitor on Sunday, is Al the keeper of our fishpond, when sweet little Lizzie popped by the say “Hi”.
Hope your weekend was good and that this week is going well.
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