31 Oct 2011

HOLIDAYING WITH THE PETTY WITTER'S.

It was some time ago that NRI GIRL first talked about this challenge and though I had always intended to take part various things got in the way ...... by various things read computer problems. Still, better late than never, today I'm happy to bring you a post by our guest Flat Stanley. PW

Good morning/afternoon/evening wherever you are, its Flat Stanley here.


Friday 8th July.


Having arrived safely from Blogospere in the early hours, after a brief nap and a piece of Stottie Cake (not a cake at all but rather a type of flat bread traditionally eaten here in this part of the world) I was whisked off to a 40th birthday party - not just any birthday party though, a fancy dress birthday party with the theme of Dickens in which my hosts went as a flower seller (hence me with the flowers ..... oh and the almost finished drink) and The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.

What a great night it was, lots of gothic style costumes, some Victorian story telling and singing AND a Miss Haversham inspired cake complete with sugar-spun 'cobwebs'. Oh and the 'natives' were so friendly, especially the birthday girl who seemed particularly pleased to meet me as the photograph below shows.


SUNDAY 10th July.

Tonight it was off to see The National Ukele Orchestra in concert at The Sage (that's the building not unlike a giant shell) with Mr PW before meeting PW and 'The Quiz Team' back at the Innisfree for last orders.

What a fantastic night, who would have thought the ukele could be so versatile - honestly, they played everything ranging from Hendrix, to Bowie, Black Sabbath to Wagner.


FRIDAY 14th July.

Today being the first day of Mr PW's holiday, we spent the afternoon relaxing by watching two DVD's. TRON:LEGACY and Invictus. 

I must say I enjoyed Tron but, like PW, thought it all a bit, well, like an advert for a computer game. Now, as for Invictus .... I know PW didn't really fancy this one but all three of us ended up watching it and thoroughly enjoying it.


FRIDAY 22nd JULY.

After a quiet day pursuing the books in the Petty Witter library, it was off to a birthday BBQ - not that I got too close to the flames you understand.


Another friendly lot I must say, there were kisses all round though I must say his 5 o'clock shadow tickled a little.

Well fed and watered out came the musical instruments with two of Mr PW's work colleagues on the drums and two playing guitars - one of them having written a song especially for the occasion.


SUNDAY 24th JULY.

My last evening with the Petty Witter's, Lisa from Germany arrives tomorrow for three and a bit weeks. 


Spent eating Italian food in a very nice little restaurant, Marco Polo's in Newcastle, I had the pleasure of meeting several other bloggers and their partners. One of them , the guest of honour, Grandmere Mimi (that's her pictured with me above) was even partly to blame for PW starting Pen and Paper for it was with Grandmere's and Mr PW's encouragement that PW began blogging.





HUSBANDLY EDITORIAL - NO MEDIA MONDAY TODAY AS HER LADYSHIP AS BEEN LAID LOW AND BEEN IN BED SINCE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SHE IS FEELING A TAD BETTER TODAY SO HOPEFULLY NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SHE WISHES ME TO APOLOGISE FOR HER LACK OF VISITING AND RESPONSE TO YOUR COMMENTS. I'LL CONTINUE TO POST THAT WHICH SHE HAS PREPARED, DAY TO DAY AND HOPE THAT SHE WILL BE UP AND ABOUT SOON. - HD

18 comments:

joan said...

oh dear best wishes to tracy hope she's feeling better soon
love flat stanley he can visit with us any time

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ha, Flat Stanley visited my family a long time ago. What a hoot :)

Sending good wishes to Tracy - hope she feels well soon.

Suko said...

It sounds like Flat Stanley had a blast! Very cute post!

Hopefully, Petty/Tracy will feel better soon.

NRIGirl said...

Thank you so much Tracy for taking up on the idea and hosting Flat Stanley. Looks like you guys had a great time.

Now please feel better. It doesn't feel like Monday without your Monday morning post. :(

Kelly said...

How fun! I meant to do this myself, but forgot all about it.

I'm so sorry to hear Tracy is under the weather. Hope she's feeling much better soon!

Arti said...

Nice fun filled post! Loved meeting Stanley.
Hope you get back to full health soon Tracy:)

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A said...

Seems like you had fun. Great idea from NRI.

chitra said...

I was away for a few days PW and was not regular here. Nothing unusual, my regular jaunts.I wish you speedy recovery.Miss you.

kavita said...

Get well soon :)How you made those letters jump ---- i love it !

Alexia561 said...

Love the Flat Stanley update! Sorry to hear that Tracy is not feeling well. Sending warm wishes and hope that she's back to her old self soon!

anilkurup said...

Fascinating idea, and has come out good. Don't lie low for long, be back. Good luck.

Jinky said...

Lucky Flat Stanley ..looks like he had a blast. --Feel better soon Tracy.

Vivienne said...

Ah I love this post!

Although sorry to hear you are poorly again. xx

Dizzy C said...

Tracy,
get well wishes coming your way.
Hope hubby is looking after you.

We have been a sickly household of late, too.

carol

Monalisa said...

How Hilarious the Holiday !

Wishing you get better very soon PW

naida said...

fun post!
Tracy, I hope you are feeling bette :)

iamjen said...

hope she's feeling better now ;(