Friday, October 30, 2009

Off

I had the day off work today. I met up with my sister and nephew and we went to see the Changing of the Guards and then went to the National Gallery and looked at some paintings and ate jam and scones in the café there. I am no expert on art but we were trying to get my nephew to look at some of the paintings and he then had to describe what he saw and tell use whether he liked the painting or not (he generally did like them). He also has a very good sense of direction and was really good at directing us using the map we had picked up at the entrance.

G flew up to Scotland this afternoon and will be back on Monday. I am wondering quite what I will do with myself on Sunday. I lived on my own for ages and never had a problem entertaining myself, but it is strange how quickly we adapt to other circumstances. I am busy most of the day tomorrow because the training for my volunteering starts. I am sort of looking forward to that, but also wondering what I have signed up to…

I assume G made it to the airport. I walked with G to the bus stop, as I needed to get the tube about the same time. It was only on the way there that G thought to wonder which terminal the flight was from. I texted a friend who looked it up on her computer and then texted me back. G phoned the airline anyway to check. I guess I normally sort these things out for us and G just hadn’t thought about it. G also texted me and said “do I get off the bus at [a station near where we live]” to which I replied “No, [station much further away]”. This did not bode well. I am going to drive to the airport on Monday and collect G so hopefully it will be a bit less fraught then.

4 comments:

Kahless said...

Hope the training goes well today.

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - thanks. It was quite hard work but it went ok. I am perhaps lacking enthusiasm for it right now though. Not sure why.

CoatMan said...

Ahh, I always like to have a day alone every now and again. Social interaction is like exercise, I think: it can be very pleasant to do it, and one should really do a fair bit of it every day, but one needs a rest from time to time or else one would get exhausted.

And I very much approve of jam scones!

Random Reflections said...

CoatMan - I sort of enjoyed being on my own, but not as much as I might have hoped. It was nice to be able to just relax and do as much or as little as I liked, but I sort of missed the interaction.

I am a big fan of anything afternoon tea related!