We had a lovely day yesterday. (SO lovely I didn't do my blog until today!)
As part of his uni course, Tom has to pursue his diving further and yesterday we took him down to Portland to do two diving courses. It was a sunny day and we made it down to the dive centre in an hour and three-quarters. Dick was able to catch up with friends and colleagues. The water in the sea was so clear that it was difficult to believe that it was the UK. After we dropped his things off at the B&B, Tom settled down to work and we left him to get on with it.
We drove down to the Bill and took Monty for a walk. Dick really enjoyed being able to walk in the sun and we sat in front of a seaside cafe eating cake and drinking coffee and just enjoying the day. I even enjoyed taking some photos which will no doubt find their way onto a layout in the near future. (I have to add that Dick's jumper has created some interesting effects on the photo!)
Funny how the simplest of pleasure can be so rich. We spent time just chatting, popped into a pub for a cider and then came home. We tried to go out for a pub meal in the evening. I don't mean a sit-down type meal but rather an old fashioned bar meal. We tried a total of 4 places before we eventually settled on a fish and chip shop and ate them at home before watching a DVD on the Alien.
The alien has impressed even my father who has now bought his own version (albeit a little smaller) for their sitting room.
Tom rang in the evening. He had not had a good day in the pool. Dry suits are notoriously difficult to get used to and after two years of no diving, he had floundered around feeling hot and uncomfortable. Tom does a good line in moaning when he tried and he was in top form!! No doubt he will have had a good night's sleep and be ready for his diving in the sea.
We are off for a family get-together at Dick's brother's house. Let's hope it remains a bright and sunny day.