Well the trip to Weardale didn't occur today, now I received a text from my mate yesterday explaining how he had double booked. Ok, not a problem as the weather forecast was not to good anyway, little did I know that I would look out the window in the morning and get instant snow blindness, alright not that bad, but the garden was pure white with the horrible stuff. I thought then it was a good job we weren't going.
I slowly trudged a sleepy walk to the kitchen to make a mug of life potion, that's tea to anyone who hasn't read my blogs before.
The phone/fax is on a cabinet next to the kitchen door and I noted the message light was flashing, the machine itself was silent rather like an assassin waiting for the right moment to make a noise ruin your day. I decided to see which double glazing or PPI had phoned in the night expecting us to be up at 2am or some other unearthly hour, it's the only time they seem to phone us now, I don't think they liked the answer they got from me the last time it was at a reasonable hour. They definitely feel safer talking to the machine. I hit the button, the usual message of nothing just the brrrrrrrrrrrr of a hung up phone. Delete, the light went out.
Into the kitchen I went and hit the important button of the day, the blue glow of neon became mesmerizing as I watched a kettle boil. I poured the water, brewed the tea, chucked the tea bag, added milk and took the first sip. Bliss, absolute bliss. I headed for the living room and flicked on the tv hoping to catch the end of the England v New Zealand ODI match.
I snuggled into the corner of the settee with my cuppa and the three dogs came and hugged into me, nice and warm. I had just got completely comfy when the assassin sprung into action, ring ring, ring ring. Ooooohhhhh!!!! Who's that, I answered the phone, no-one, nothing just a dead line. Slamming the receiver back down as if to try and prevent it from ever ringing again, I wish, I went back to my position on the settee. No sooner was I comfy than my mobile went off. Aaaaaaaargh!!!!! I don't believe it. The number just said "BLOCKED". Do I answer or don't I. It could be important, I answered it, thank goodness I did. The lady on the end said "Hi, Mr Usher your Mother in Law has pushed the Warden button and unfortunately our vehicle is stuck at another call and in the snow". "I'm on my way" I replied, putting the phone down, dragging clothes on whilst shouting Gill, putting the dogs away and locking up. Within minutes we were in the car and on our way. Bloomin' snow, the 5 minute journey lasted for what seemed to be hours, not knowing what we would walk in to find the distance began to fell further and further.
The car had only just stopped when both of us were heading through the gate and the front door. Mum had fallen in the bedroom and hurt herself, she was now sat in the chair. We checked her over and felt we needed to speak to the medical people so we phoned the 111 number that we have in the area. After speaking to the Nurse and then a Doctor for a while it was decided to get an ambulance and have her checked at hospital. Thankfully after a long day at hospital and a batch of x-rays, blood tests and examinations it was deemed she was fine, just a bit shook up and bruised. She was then allowed to go home.
We arrived home absolutely shattered and ready to just sit and relax for the evening. I finally got my cuppa and am now watching the ODI cricket that I recorded. Please don't tell me the result, it has to be a good one otherwise I think I'll cry.
The light on the silent assassin is flashing right now and can stay that way until tomorrow, then again could that be tempting fate, I'd better check it. Hang on.
Bloomin' PPI, Aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Todays upload was another from my trip to Northumberland, this time in Seahouse harbour, just before a huge plate of fish and chips was devoured.
"A New Career", the image reminded me of the title. You always embark on a new career at the bottom, or as some people say "On the bottom rung of the ladder". Things rarely go smoothly at first until the experience is gained and then eventually someone else comes along and takes your place on that bottom wobbly rung.
I hope you like this, thanks for looking and for any comments.
|Camera:||Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||9 Feb 2013 - 11:47 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.3|
|Metering Mode:||Center-weighted average|
|White Balance:||As Shot|