Remembrance Parade, mostly.

Dear reader,  you had a near disaster I'm afraid to tell you.  My laptop charger broke.  I felt for you, dear reader. I felt for you to such an extent I took my laptop to town and charged it in a pc shop! They've ordered me a new charger to be delivered to my home and totally free of charge.   I stressed the importance of keeping you up to date.  I really stressed it, to such an extent they felt your pain and rang a helpline.  The kindly young man was on the line for 20 minutes trying to obtain support for me, you and himself.  He got there in the end. I'm back and you can breathe easy. 

Other than solving my laptop problem for you what have I done?  In my distress for you I put on 3 pounds in weight by over eating. Pasta and dessert on Friday night at a family dinner in Zizzis then fish and chips and dessert at a meal at home for friends.  Yes, I confess,  if i invite friends over for a meal I sneak out for fish and chips takeaway.  The paper wrapping and grease, I insist, gives it authenticity.  Still its generally enjoyed by all.  

On Sunday my oldest, the one woman  team Thunderbird took to driving Thunderbird 1 as 2 was low on fuel.  She went to the Remembrance Day parade. I was very proud that she felt it was important for her generation to attend.  She dressed smartly and wore her best cream overcoat with a poppy.  She took the below pic.

 
In the meantime I went to the mall with my 17 year old who wanted to spend her birthday money (good old Primark). The 2 minutes silence occurred in the car for all (radio, me, cd player)  except her, and I couldn't speak to tell her to be quiet!  Once we were in the mall she said, 'oh we missed the 2 minutes silence, 'to which I said ' well, you did.'

Mr Him and I walked in the afternoon to the village with the dogs and watched the afternoon parade. We I then  discovered Blue moon beer which was served with a slice of orange.  Mr Him had already discovered beer.






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  1. Beer and orange? New to me. What was it like?

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    1. Apparently its common to have juice with wheat beer in Germany. It really was very nice.

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  2. Fish n chips wrapped in newspaper oh so good , but has been a long time since I have had that.

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  3. Glad you got the laptop fixed, and the beer looks delicious! My red poppy went missing off my coat yesterday, I had been wearing it proudly.

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    1. The beer was sooo delicious I went back for more the next week.

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  4. What fun to read, Anna! I can sympathize with your computer woes. It's so time consuming and frustrating! I'm missing teaching right now, because our elementary school always does something lovely to mark Remembrance Day. Blue Moon is a popular beer here in Colorado. Have a good one!

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    1. Hi Fundy Blue, thanks for visiting. It is an American beer. Do you have it with slices of orange. In the UK its not widely available. Im lucky we have a pub that goes in for 'craft' beers. Im hoping it wasnt a special for just a month.

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