Sunday, 17 June 2007

Picnic at Hanging Rock?

Not much rain today, so time for a short but strenuous walk from Pinchinthorpe up to Hanging Rock. Here you can sit on the flat top of the rock as the ground disappears beneath you, with tremendous views over Guisborough and Redcar out to sea in one direction, and back out over the moors behind you. Decided not to take a picnic...

Fathers' Day present: "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini, in hardback. For anyone who hasn't yet read his first novel, "The Kite Runner", get down to Ottakars on Saturday, while you're enjoying the street entertainment in the town centre. If you like a great story passionately written, this is for you.

Matthew came home from his job with the Children's Society in London, to borrow a suit en route to a wedding in Newcastle. Will has next weekend off from his training to be a Marine, though it's a long journey from Devon to Darlington on Friday evening, only to have to turn round and make the return journey on Sunday morning. Judging by the sticky kitchen floor, Kate must have had some friends round on Saturday night, while I was away. Children!

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