We were blessed with some lovely warm weather this weekend and I'm pleased for my friend Eunice who is camping again in north Wales. She booked her pitch last month at a campsite she has stayed at previously and let me know she'd be coming to see me again. So we spent a pleasant evening together on Good Friday and we'll see each other again tomorrow before she sets off for home.
What did surprise me was what happened during last week. I opened an email from Eunice that promised a little something for me. I had been trying to access a newspaper article from almost fifty years ago and my friend Jayne had helped me enormously but to no avail. The only place the article could be accessed was on microfilm in Manchester library. I mentioned it to Eunice but never in a million years did I expect her to do what she did for me.
So while Eunice had been on her street art travels she had passed the library and been in and asked about looking through the archives and she joined the library there and then. She returned a few days later armed with the rough dates I'd told her about and she started the search. I opened her email to see the article I had been longing to read again and shivers ran through me as shock and memories overwhelmed me. I was still in a state of shock when I emailed Jayne but left her a garbled message that made no sense. Like a round robin Jayne then asked Eunice to explain which she did. I won't go into great detail but basically it was a family matter that made a rather large headline. I was living away from home at the time and my mother had posted the entire newspaper to me and over the years I'd wished I'd kept it. Now I have the article printed out and it will be stored in a safe place. Jayne and I are in agreement that Eunice is a very, very special lady going all the way to Manchester and scrolling through all that microfiche from nearly fifty years ago and to do that for me.
Hubby and I hadn't made any plans for Easter but I decided I would go and buy doggy Easter eggs for Tilly and for Eunice's dogs Poppie and Snowy but sadly the pet store had sold out. I did manage to find doggy chocolate drops which are safe for them in moderation and they're not actually chocolate which is extremely poisonous for dogs. So Saturday I got myself into gear and bought grown up Easter eggs for myself and hubby, bought hot cross buns and yesterday for our Sunday evening meal I roasted a leg of lamb and we shared a bottle of wine left over from Christmas so the Easter weekend turned out eggstremely well after all :)