Ten Things of Thankful 148 (Jigsaw) #10Thankful

Hello everyone! My mother has just got her UK visa yesterday – yay! That means she can attend her grandson’s wedding. That means she is staying with my brother and his family in Coventry and they’ll have a great time bonding. That also means that we’ll be seeing her at the wedding and I might come back after the wedding, say in a couple of months’ time and we can travel and bond together. Really grateful.

Talking of the wedding – it seems that everything is going according to plan. Mother’s going to be there. Sister and husband from Canada, cousin and some friends from Germany, nephew and wife from Switzerland. Most of HRH the son’s friends all over the world, as well as his beautiful K’s family and friends. Not long now…

And as for the Indian wedding, also getting excited about it. Last Thursday I went out with my friend C for lunch and while walking, passed by an Indian shop and we ended up with an outfit each. I’m sure I can wear it when we are there (visiting some relatives of beautiful K, dinner parties, henna party, temple, etc). Of course, when I’m there I might be able to buy a sari for the ceremony. Cool!

Grateful for the weather this morning, sunny and bright, even though it has been raining for a couple of days. I love taking photos of our apple tree and see how it develops, from naked branch, new leaves are popping up. Can’t wait for the blossoms!

Meet our three new friends in the garden – Monica the monitor lizard, Rachel the chamaeleon and Phoebe our busy bee. Aren’t they gorgeous?

our dinner last night – salmon and veg – yummy!

followed by some mandarins – how healthy can that be?

Remember my brother? Well, he’s back in the Philippines and he’s training again so he can go back on his ship. They haven’t been paid yet, but were given some promises. Being abandoned, they have the rights to sell their ship to pay the crew. We’re keeping our fingers crossed so there’ll be a good ending to this tragedy. Anyway, my brother being positive and he loves his job and he doesn’t really know how to live and work on land, well, he wants to be back on his ship, to be out there in the open sea. Good luck to him. All the best.

I’m grateful for a lot of things – Him Indoors and I are both OK and looking forward to HRH the son’s wedding to his beautiful K. The weather is getting warmer – more time cycling to beer gardens and parks, walking to the mountains and spending more time in the garden. New plants and flowers growing in the garden. Tortoises are spending more days outside, happy like us. Job is also fine, still got my engineer and my purchasing officer for their one-on-one lessons and my seniors’ class in the language school. That’s it from me, hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

For: Ten Things of Thankful 148 (Jigsaw) #10Thankful by Lizzi. Also for: SEASONS- PASSOVER

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The Reunion

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Etol Bagam. Thank you Etol!

Aside from not being so smoky anymore, the pub was still the same for Rick. The wooden floor, the rustic look, the barrels and of course, the pool table. They spent a lot of their afternoons and evenings in this pub, him, Pete, John, Marie and Jane. Rick couldn’t wait to see them again, after 30 years. That was a long time! They were all freshmen from different departments when they first met. Marie and John were going out that time. Rick celebrated his 20th birthday here, wearing top hat and tails, Pete as a drag because of his long hair, Marie was a Danger Mouse, John was a pirate and Jane was Wonder Woman. That was fun! Ah, memories of the past! They played pool all night. And of course, drinks all round. Now, one by one, his friends arrived – Pete, John, Marie and Jane – and boy, great to see them again!


For: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers by Priceless Joy