|Ayr beach, recently|
The last few weeks in my non-virtual life have been quite busy. I seem to be getting older and more stuck in my ways, so as well as going to the same conference in Bulgaria as I've been to in succession for the last few years, I also went on the same summer holiday to stay with my cousin and her family in Ayr. That was a lot of fun, as always. It's nice to see them, and nice for my daughters to hang out with my cousin's kids.
Since I've been back, I've had a few celebrations for turning 40 years old. The weekend before last most of my family came down and we had a nice lunch in Guildford's finest pub (the Drummond). They came then because they couldn't make the party this weekend on Saturday, that being closest in date to my 40th birthday on Friday. I had a lovely time. In fact, it turned out that my Dad did make it to the party after all, albeit at 11pm. He wasn't going to be able to make it because he works on the cricket test matches for the telly. He wasn't expecting the match to end when it did...
Normal service, whatever that is, should resume here about now.