A desk wrangling, student cookery planning, stationery buying, homework starting, suitcase finding, box packing, market visiting, case of curry procuring, craft book for a small friend buying, mug breaking, Granny visiting kind of weekend
We played "furniture jenga" (layout title, layout title), as The Tall One put it, travelling to Granny's to pick up Grandpa's desk, to shoehorn it into the car ready for the trip to Scotland. When Granny suggested it, I didn't know what he would think. Maybe, I hoped, he'd be won over by its looks - almost fifty now, it has a what's-old-is-new style an aspiring barrister could admire - in the end, turns out the sentiment found him. The desk bought in Ireland by the Welsh coalminer's son will head to Law School in Scotland next weekend. I hope it speeds the essays. I've just realised that in all its years, it will never have seen a laptop before..Pictures? I said it was shoehorned: it's still in the back of the car, so it went to work this morning. We'll get it set up next week and then we'll take a photo. Promise.
Here's to a week of preparation. But it's September. My favourite month. Can't complain. How's yours looking?