School uniform arrived (at last) from a supermarket near you, so there was a great trying on session and photo shoot, as I wanted pictures of our son with curly locks before we got his hair cut. It's all a bit big, but justifiably so, as he has grown an inch or more in two months. It's all very exciting and we can't quite believe he's going to be starting next week.
We went into Gloucester when I finally got out of bed and persuaded the boy to change back out of his uniform, first stopping off at Sainsbury's. We were walking towards the store when everything went black and I suddenly found myself kneeling down in an attitude of prayer. All very well, and an attitude of prayer is possibly a good thing, but I would prefer it to be (a) voluntary and (b) somewhere less embarassing than Sainsbury's car park. The cathedral would have been much better (we went there later for tea). Actually, when I pray, I rarely bother with assuming any sort of attitude as (a) God sees through all such posing and (b) my prayers tend to be along the lines of 'I've got myself into a really, really big hole this time, Lord, so if you can spare one, please send an angel with a rope ladder' or alternatively, if there is less time, 'Help! (Please!)' (I was brought up to have good manners, even in an emergency.)
The root cause of that is, I think, medicine I am taking that is doing funny things to my blood pressure, which is a bit dodgy at the best of times. It's fine at night time, especially if you are already horizontal, as it takes some of the pain away and helps me to sleep better, but not so convenient during the day. I will ask my doctor to have a rethink about it next week and try not to fall off my bike in the mean time. At least we bought a cycle helmet for me yesterday. We are going to do our first family bike ride, as we have bought a second hand two-wheeled trailer (called the Pigggyback) for the back of one of the adult bikes. We want to go down to the harbour, which is one my favourite places to relax in Lydney. It's never the same twice and it reminds me of all the wonderful times I had sailing when I was growing
Enjoy your weekend too.