Monday, 23 January 2017

Yesterday was Sunday

I woke early and listened to the Australian Open tennis but it was soon obvious that both Andy Murray and Dan Evans would be heading home on the next plane out - a shame for both. They have Davis Cup versus Canada coming up in a couple of weeks.

We decided to go for a  chilly walk  around the Ipswich waterfront mid-morning, the sun was lovely but it was just so cold we didn't stay out long. (My little camera has developed a big blob on the lens - very annoying)
 Once the docks would have been full of warehouses and boats loading and unloading wood and barley, now the buildings are part of the University of Suffolk and the Marina is full of huge sea-going yachts - a lot of money 'tied up' there.

 I spent the rest of Sunday reading a bit of very light crime fiction, the 4th in a series by  Carola Dunn, set in 1970(?) Cornwall and  described here on the Fantastic Fiction website.
After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel.

Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a local solicitor when she is assigned to help provide security for the conference. Two African students, refugees from Ian Smith's Rhodesia, arrive for the conference, escorted by Megan's bete noire from Scotland Yard. They are followed by two mysterious and sinister Londoners, whose allegiances and connections to the conference and the missing solicitor are unclear. With a raging storm having trapped everyone in the hotel, the stage is set for murder, and it's up to Eleanor and Megan to uncover the truth before more lives are lost.


Carola Dunn has also written a series of equally silly crime featuring the Hon. Daisy Dalrymple set in the 1920's.

I do hope we get house news this week, we have so much packed that there is really nothing else to do. I've resorted to knitting dishcloths to keep occupied! At least we will have a diversion at the end of the week with a visit of our eldest and grandson from Surrey. They are staying with our son and his wife as we thought we would be in a muddle having just moved or  in the middle of moving. Hmmmm fat chance!

Back Soon
Sue

19 comments:

  1. It is very frustrating all the waiting I know.

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  2. Hope you enjoy your visitors despite other frustrations!

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  3. Fingers crossed for good news on the new home and a cash buyer for the bungalow. Tx

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  4. Oh I hope it all works out soon! Jx

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  5. Ouch to that blob on the lens. If it isn't on the outside, you probably have mould on the inside. This happened to me once and the lens had to be sent away for a professional cleaning.
    Enjoy your company!

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    1. This also happened to me. It got damp some how and the mould grew and looked like a snow flake...

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  6. Fingers crossed that you get moving soon-x-

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  7. It must be really frustrating just sitting there ready to go. Have I missed it in one of your posts, but have you even got a provisional date? Fingers crossed it won't be much longer now. xx

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    1. We are just waiting to exchange then completion can happen straight away after that. We haven't got to move in on the day we get the keys but I hope it's soon

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  8. It's so pretty there along the waterfront. I remember when I was a teen it was really grotty and dirty. The old foundries had all closed down and were derelict. Now it's a lot nicer to take a walk along there on a nice day.

    We went for a walk yesterday - it was quite foggy and there was still a lot of ice on one of the beaches we went to. Really beautiful. We're trying to go even if it is cold just to get out. We're having a case of the winter blues I think!

    Hope there's good news about the house soon.

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    1. Just a shame there are still so many empty and semi derelict buildings waiting to be sorted not very far away

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  9. Hope you get some house news soon.

    I love being on the quayside. Lunch at the Salthouse Harbour Hotel is always a welcome treat! x

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    1. We thought about having a coffee somewhere but then thought we would get warm and then cold again so came home instead - coffee is cheaper here too!

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  10. It is bitterly cold here too Sue, but the sun has shone all day today.

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  11. Now Sue...deep breaths...all shall be well...all will get sorted...an exchange will happen...but remember a watched pot never boils!! x

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  12. I did 11km running today and it was absolutely bitter! It's nice to be out, but today was borderline!

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  13. Enjoy your company. Have some fun with the grandchild.

    God bless.

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  14. waiting for good news from you! Is there anyway you can open you camera and dry it out or clean it? I'm assuming it's a digital camera. No fun! I had to get a lens cleaned as it got sand in it and thankful it wasn't too bad. Next time I won't bend over so far with camera around my neck at the beach! take care!

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  15. Fingers crossed for a smooth move soon xx

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