Sunday, 23 September 2012

Arguably the best Sunday in a long time...

The Tatsfield Bus Stop, our destination this weekend.
It started on Saturday night when Andy called. He was back on for a ride on Sunday morning so we headed off for yet another visit to the old faithful Tatsfield Bus Stop where, we noticed, somebody had been 'doughnutting' – spinning a car round in circles in one place and making black rubber rings on the road. Not big, not clever.

The big potential problem with Sunday was the potential for a big soaking as Tropical Storm Nadine was arriving at some time and rain was promised. I left the house with dark skies overhead, wearing, from head to toe, my waterproofs (whenever I wear them, it never rains). And, sure enough, we escaped a soaking by about ten minutes. Later, when I walked through the door, I had a few moments before I noticed the rain outside – and it didn't stop for the rest of the day.

At lunch time, I donned the waterproofs again and headed up Church Way on foot, towards Waitrose, where I bought our lunch (soup, bread) and then headed back, laden with two bags, in the continuing rain. On reaching home and having lunch, I then sat down with the Sunday papers, read them and then went upstairs for a nap (I haven't had an afternoon nap in years). My 'nap' was accompanied by Radio Four's Poetry Please and then, at 6pm, I was up and preparing our first roast in the year (another sign that winter was approaching). Roast chicken, roast potatoes, broccoli, a glass of wine and, wait for it, two great movies on the box: Monsters Inc followed by one of my all-time favourite movies, Uncle Buck starring the late John Candy (why did he have to die?).

After watching Andrew Marr's new history series on the box, I suffered watching Prince William and the Bapster's royal visit to Malaysia on the box before turning in. All Sundays should be like this instead of the usual driving aimlessly around the Surrey countryside, spending money in tearooms and being too tired to make dinner.

Andy's not going next week so I'll need all the motivation I can muster to get out there on a ride.

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