The next trip for buses may well be next week as the weather then looks as if it could work in my favour but I may well get another truck film under my belt before then. We had a good New Year chat with Tina and Max on skype this evening and managed to keep up with our favourite soaps on tv thanks to technology. I also got a few of our raw footage extracts on to the Youtube channel plus obviously clips from the Potteries. Is there a way though of getting an English English spell check on this machine, so sick of ones from ex colonial one time terrorists over the pond. Cups raised to Mexico who have so delightfully thumbed their noses at the clots who delude their selves north of the border we have similar here. I pondered as I filmed and sometimes paused awaiting the next bus to heave into view on the last time I heard perambulator used in real action, I think I was about 9 or 10 at Priory Rd bus stop and it was Mrs Fenwick-Owen, might have got her name slightly wrong, she was the toff in the big house that they surrounded with council houses at Eastbourne, why did I recall that, well I met a lovely chap at Stoke and I'm so ashamed I couldn't make time to have a tea with him, he used to be a wedding photographer but now has dementia but helps the people he trained and assisted him now so he gets to keep his hand in without the no doubt scary bits.
Mandy and I scheduled out our spring concerts to book this afternoon, I realised I'd got a calendar you had to turn around each month rather than flip to the next sheet, little things like that can be stumbling blocks in fact life can also be that without trying. Mandy had a fall in the studio which also houses her ancient family wardrobe, she was ok but it makes your heart skip a beat. Life is so precious as are our friends and loved ones. The cleaners come tomorrow so we must tidy up and change the bed before they arrive and then make myself scarce. We really need to decorate our bedroom and the carpet in the lounge and dining room needs renewing but the youngsters next door, Gemma and Simon are getting theirs cleaned tomorrow before they leave for their new house so Mandy thought we could get the carpet people to do ours. At least it would do for a while. I need to visit the shed people to get the 30' shed ordered, will it really happen. Mandy saw a Mulberry handbag in the Trafford Centre today, it was a real bargain , a huge saving.. no I won't say how much but when you just need a shed or handbag and have worked hard for the means to achieve it well the carpets and decorating can wait. Photos of course from Stoke.