I’ve still got a couple of posts from our trip to Northumberland but I’ve decided there’s no rush to get them on here: they can keep. But I will just let you know what’s been going on here at Burgess Towers over recent weeks.
Dougie has been suffering from a leg injury. He ruptured his calf muscle playing badminton of all things, not his usual volleyball. He was in terrible pain to begin with and thought he might have damaged his Achilles. A trip to A&E was necessary as he couldn’t self-diagnose (or rather, he could but wanted to be sure), returning with a set of crutches and the knowledge that his Achilles was fine but it would still take some weeks to recover. As the volleyball season approaches he is pining a lot and desperate for it to heal quickly. He’s getting there and did enjoy a few days, when the weather was exceptionally good, lying in the hammock in the garden, having me wait on him. Thankfully he can now walk about, albeit slowly, but still a long way off running and jumping.
Great news for Rory last week. He did extremely well in his A levels so will be off to Exeter University in a few weeks time to study politics. The days are racing by and, as he is going away with his girlfriend’s family to Corfu at the beginning of September, there are very few days left where I can show him how to cook, wash, iron, shop….and all those other things I planned to do many years ago but mollycoddled him instead.
I may not have had much time for blogging but the column is still going so here’s the links to the last few pieces if you would like a read.