Saturday, 4 July 2009

I'm Off Again!

South Devon this time, with my oldest friend and her mum, I've known them both since I was 10 years old. My friend and I grew up in south Devon, she now lives in Canada so this is a rare chance to spend a few days together. Her mum is a star, very fit at 88, now lives in Scotland so she's flying down and I'll pick her up at Exeter Airport. She books assisted travel when she flies or uses the trains, not because she actually needs it but because 'I'm 88, you know, it's the time of life when you appreciate having someone else to carry your bag, plus I do love whizzing around on those little golf cart thingys, it always makes me want to wave to onlookers like the Queen.' She does yoga and tai chi, can place her palms flat on the floor without bending her knees (something I don't think I've ever been able to do), is outspoken, enjoys music, food, wine and conversation, can't be bothered with tedious things like cooking and cleaning, and is my role model for how to have a good time while growing old disgracefully.

We've booked into a B&B that looks delightful. I do intend to write one short story while I'm away, but that's all, and I won't have any Internet access. So I'll see you next weekend. Have a good week, everyone!

9 comments:

HelenMHunt said...

Have a brilliant time!

hilaryusfun said...

How wonderful! Have a lovely time - and thanks for the link.

Carol said...

It's fab to catch up with old friends isn't it!! Your friends Mum sounds wonderful...reminds me of friends of ours in Manchester who I just adore. They are both in their late 60's and decided that they were just going to enjoy their life!! They sold their big house, bought a small flat and then told me that they were going to go SKIng (Spending Kids Inheritance)!!

Have a lovely time

C x

Martin Stickland said...

Hey my friend! Good luck in south Devon, thnaks for the kind text about me in your blog and once again it was SO great to meet you, keep in touch and keep on writing!

Beleaguered Squirrel said...

Yay for holidays!

PI said...

You'll have fun I'm sure. Mum sounds great. Did you read about the 94 year old who has just had her first book published. I'm beginning to fell like a young upstart:)

PI said...

Feel even.

Tam said...

Hope you've had an awesome time :-)

Queenie said...

It was all fabulous, thanks - see next post!