Saturday, July 10, 2010

Good Day,

The morning dawned very breezy, warm and drizzle falling at about a 40 degree angle. It remained breezy all day with patches of drizzle and occasional light rain but quite warm, temperatures got to 26C or about 78F. Kerith forced a bit of food down Byron who is still feeling poorly but getting better slowly. We left about 11:45 a.m. to drive to Newcastle Airport and pick up Steve Knox who flew in from Orange County for a few days then drove down to Darlington about 30 miles south to pick up Will Larson at the train station. He was coming back from a four day tour-de-force of London museums. We got back into the dale about 3:30 in the afternoon and unhinged all of us out of the vehicle.

Byron was reading and had made himself a light lunch but was still not up to going over to the Blue Bell yet so the rest of us headed over there for a pint. Lloyd and Sondra Llewellyn were there with their Facebook page dog Alfie and an old friend from down in Daddry Shield, Helen. We broke up after a pint and headed back over to Burnbrae with all of us hauling chairs into the living room and having a nice long chat before we left for dinner at the Black Bull at 7:00p.m. I must admit the meal we had there was one of the best I've had in the north, the chef's expertise has really advanced and a great meal was had by all. We left about 9:00 p.m. before Steve rashed into his double chocolate creme brulee after being about for about 39 hours. We got home just in time to see the last 5 minutes of the Uruguay vs. Germany FIFA match for third place. And, as usual, the last few minutes in a close game get very exciting but the Germans emerged victorious so 1st, 2nd and 3rd this time will go to European nations.

The picture attached is a quick snapshot shot in the morning of a rainbow over St. John's Chapel. This morning, Sunday, dawns very blustery with drizzle falling almost horizontal but still with patches of sun about. All is quiet here, with the exception of the odd snore.

Thatís all the news there is.

Cheers,

Cal and crew



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