Monday, 20 August 2007

Visitors and the pleasures they bring

Our guests have gone home, Thomas has returned, and for 3 or 4 weeks we shall be back to 5 in number. Thus the housekeeping will be under strain, the electricity meter will be at full bore, and the car will never have any petrol in it. Ah, the joys of the students being at home.

We took our guests to Garden Organic and to the museums of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. They were particularly astonished by the Jewellery Quarter Museum which was sold to Birmingham City Council in 1981 and looks exactly as it did in 1935 or so. They also managed to purchase the items they were looking for.

It is most satisfying to take people to places that enlighten and delight them, whether it be to look and learn, or to make purchases that mean so much.

As they had to be at Heathrow at 7:30, they rose at a ridiculous hour (and us with them), so I'm pretty sure we are in for an early night tonight.

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