I am expecting something exciting to arrive in the post this week. I think it may be here tomorrow so remind me to tell you about it next Monday. We have a mail box for the whole farm and it is not uncommon for someone to pick up all the post to sort it and then put it down and forget it. It is not unknown for me to be wandering around the farm looking for it in likely places in the sheds. You would have found me doing that on Saturday. I didn't find the letter I was expecting but I was pleased to have a thank you card with a lovely picture of my friend's new baby.
I have also done something new and totally unexpected. The student daughter popped back to university for a few days this week for hockey practice before a big match. Friday night at about 10pm a text conversation with her goes like this.
"Quite a lot of parents are coming to the match tomorrow...... it's really important... Lauren 's parents are coming from Manchester..."
"What time is it?"I ask.
Silent groan from me...
So Saturday morning found me on a train at 7.15 on my way to perform my parental spectating duties.
There were a few firsts for me. My first visit to The National Hockey Centre, my first encounter of wet AstroTurf which was watered with sprays between quarters and most importantly my first time of seeing my student daughter playing for her university team.
They had a team huddle to start.
Then a line up and introduction of team members.
They had done well to reach the final.
Unfortunately they lost by a score of 4 to 1.
However we all enjoyed the action with some great hockey and there were medals for both teams.
It was an unexpected treat to see her play and to spend some time with her at university before we both returned home for the rest of the bank holiday weekend .
I'm off out now for are normal May bank holiday treat and hopefully I will have some pictures for you tomorrow. So have a good week and I shall be around to say hello.