Friday, 31 October 2008

The weekend approaches...

Well tonight is halloween. The weather is looking rather unpleasant - not snow or anything exciting, just rain - so the original plans are out. I was going to barbeque in the garden (having bought the last 2 sacks of charcoal in Britain) but it looks like the old George Foreman is going to have to do instead.

We have stocked up on sausages, burgers, steak and pork chops as it looks like we are being invaded by lots of kids. Funny how they gravitate towards free food isn't it?

One job that I must get done tomorrow is to get a photo done for my passport. The old one ran out about a year ago and I need one so I can go to Malta with the students next Easter. I have been to Malta 3 times before as a member of staff, but this year I will be there as a student. Should be a blast!

FIL Update: He is back home now and feeling really well. His local hospital is really good. Talking to a few local people who have had heart problems it seems that the treatment he got in the first 2 hours after being admitted can take 4-6 months here in Kent, involving trips to London hospitals because the local ones just don't have the equipment. The media talk about the "Post Code Lottery" of Healthcare in the UK - what more proof do you need!

Anyway, have a great weekend, whatever you are doing!

6 comments:

terri said...

Well it doesn't sound like the weather is going to put a stop to the festivities at your house. Why doesn't it surprise me to hear that the kids are all gathering there?

Glad to hear you FIL is doing better!

Kiki said...

So glad to hear your FIL is doing better, we'll be keeping him in our thoughts and prayers!!!

I don't blame the kids for gathering at your place, I would too if I lived in the vicinity!!!

I got excited when you said you were getting your passport photo ready...thought you might be planning a trip to the states...wishful thinking!!!

tz said...

good to hear your FIL doing better. It's always good to be the house where the kiddos come!

Um Naief said...

Happy late Halloween! Hope you guys had lots of fun, w/ lots of kids, good food... and do you all do trick o treating there??? or just get togethers?

i hope it was fun and i'm glad your FIL is doing better. that's very good to know.

sid said...

Happy halloween. Hope you had fun suppling all the kids with free food.

Sitting in Silence said...

Hey glad your FIL is doing a bit better....

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