We've been having a busy time and it hasn't quite stopped yet. In between enjoying the conference and wedding, daughter has been moving into her new house. As she was staying with us since before Christmas, with her accumulated possessions, you can imagine the removal plus back and forward trips between the houses!
It was a pleasure to be able to accommodate Victoria while she bought her new abode and although we all need our own space again, I'll miss her company in lots of ways. So will husband, although he's glad to get the bathroom back to normal. The new house needed some cosmetic hard work but it was worth it to see a happy home taking shape. And now we're getting our house rearranged again, especially before our wee granddaughter arrives for a 2-night stay. Always a pleasure, and I'm looking forward to seeing her and my son and daughter-in-law. No doubt I'll be shattered by her energy!
The last couple of evenings, we've been enjoying catching up on the final episodes of The Night Manager. What a brilliant drama. Not only for the James-Bond like thriller, the characterisation and acting, but we loved the locations, music and opening graphics. I was on the edge of my seat during the last episode, not least because the very pregnant Olivia Coleman character was in danger too. The above photo is Istanbul which I took from the ship we were on - it was one of the locations used in the drama.
Now, I'm hoping to catch up on Indian Summers. I enjoyed the first series and have always been interested in India, though it's one place I've never been. Not so keen on the Colonialism but it's part of the period. I also like Grantchester for the period, mystery element and the two main characters as portrayed by James Norton and Robson Green. One drama we loved was the new Maigret last week with Rowan Atkinson in his first straight role (as opposed to being the funny man). We expected to find it difficult to take him seriously but were pleasantly surprised, so hoping they make some more. Here's my photo of one area of Maigret's Paris.
And where is the writing in all this, do I hear you ask? I am actually working on finishing a couple of things, as well as the short story adjudication I'm doing and helping a friend put together a collection of articles. Maybe next week, I'll get back into a proper routine again but I won't hold my breath!