Friday, May 21, 2010

Busy week

On Tuesday we went to collect Olivier’s belongings from Poitiers. We also went to visit Dom. She and J-M have got a lovely flat in an old building. She wrote to me earlier in the year and told me that it was ‘flowing with light’, she’s right. We also had a little walk around Poitiers in the sunshine. Olivier didn’t really have much to bring home and as he was staying on in Poitiers for a few days and kept the big suitcase with him so the car wasn’t too full.

Rob and I have a very black sense of humour. On the motorway on the way there we left the service station at the same time as a hearse. The hearse undertook us on the slip road and we both laughed at the same time. ‘Undertaken by and undertaker.’ On the way home we stopped for coffee and there again, was a hearse. Fortunately there wasn’t a third…

This morning I supervised a law exam. The atmosphere isn’t like it used to be as there have been a few problems. Needless to say I’ve had not quite the start of a migraine all afternoon.

We wondered if we might have to pick Olivier up from the station this evening. I tried texting and phoning him as we like to have a glass of wine in the evening at the weekend and don’t want to drink and drive. Olivier’s phone was ‘off’. Then I remembered, I unpacked his phone charger on Tuesday when we got back. He’s got his laptop with him so perhaps he’ll send an email from the train – let’s hope we’re online at the same time.

Does anyone know how Helen (HelenChapel) is? Her blog has been gone for a little while now and I wondered if she is okay.


Graham said...

You have to love places where the light flows. It doesn't happen everywhere, does it? Some places the light just sits and stagnates in small pools.
Here there is no light outside now, apart from the little puddles of light from my solar things hidden amongst the small shrubs.

Dru Marland said...

the description of light flowing reminds me of Gwen John's picture of her room in Paris, and also reminds me that it would be nice to go to Cardiff Museum again

soulMerlin said...

It's good that summer is at last upon us. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Happy Days


Debbie K said...

Dear Anji
I hope there is always light in your days.
Your kind words bring sunshine to so many & brighten our days.
Debbie x

Phyllis said...

'Undertaken by an Undertaker' Now I think that is funny too!!

Anji said...

Graham: Our light at the front of the house gets soaked up by the tree, Doms flat was light relief (!)

Dru: It's a lovely peaceful painting, and very similar to Dom's light. They are on the second floor so it's not blocked at all. I hope that it doesn't get too hot in summer.

Debbie: Thank you for your lovely words.

Phyllis: we laughed a lot though we shouldn't have. It's nice to see you out and about again.