T.F.I.F.

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Visited my father-in-law last night, he’s been here for a week now and seems to be filling his days. Not that he does much, he doesn’t really have any hobbies and he’s not the most social person so Louise was worried about him, sitting in a caravan park all day. But he seems to be coping. I don’t think he’s finding it easy being back here though, too many reminders I’m sure.

Anyone watching the new series of Huff on FX? Ohh and any American readers, please don’t post spoilers, we are only a couple of episodes in over here. It’s bang on the money yet again, and it’s good to see Hank Azaria in a ‘mature’ role, in fact the entire cast is strong, particularly Andy Comeau’s character Teddy (Huff’s schizophrenic brother). He has a much bigger role in the first two episodes and we’re loving it. It’ll be back on one of the normal channels* soon.

So, the weekend looms large and we have… NO PLANS! We’ll that’s not strictly true. We might be going to Perth with Louise’s Dad to visit an old friend of their family (the ever mental “Auntie” Brenda), or Louise’s Dad might be coming over tonight, or we might end up having a free weekend.

Of course there is so such thing as a free weekend. For starters I’ve got JogScotland on Sunday morning, the garden needs some tidying up —amazing how quickly weeds are growing at the moment, the perfection combination of rain and sunshine— and I’ve still got outside windowsills to paint. I’ve got a website to design, CDs to box up and move into the loft, and the list goes on.. but then it always does.

Ohh and we are going to cancel our subscription to the cinema. We’ve not used it in months and as Louise pointed out the other day, our visit to see Pirates 2 cost us something like £30! It may only be £11 a month but I’d much rather it was in my pocket (that’s two train fares worth a month… and believe me, that’ll make a difference when the next five week month rolls around).

And finally, I need some suggestions for a cheap weekend break. Location – either north Scotland or northern half of England (I don’t want to be driving more than about 4 hours to get there). Price – as cheap as possible. Must have enough to do during the day. And we’ll consider staying one night in one location before moving somewhere else for the second night. We need to get something booked for the end of this month, so suggest away!

* My Mum has taken to calling any of the non-terrestrial channels the “funny channels”. Basically anything ‘above’ Channel 5.