It’s finally happened! Officially, I have been caught catching flies.
I’ll Never Do That!
It’s the one thing I never thought would happen to me, but, it has and there is photographic evidence as can be seen at the header of this post. Guilty as accused m’lud. I used to see my folks do it when I was younger and I recall thinking to myself how rude are they. You’ll never see me do that, no, never. Until yesterday.
We had made the two-hour journey to visit our daughter and her family in Birmingham. I hadn’t slept particularly well the night before, so I was already a little on the tired side when we arrived. In my defence, we have to negotiate many winding, country roads for nearly 90 minutes before we meet any sort of civilisation. Then it’s 30 minutes of ‘Wacky Races’ up the M5 and M42 motorways before hitting the main route into the city. A short hop through a gazillion traffic lights and we are there.
Away With The Fairies
Soon after arriving safely, a much-needed mug of tea and an offering of square crumpets were brought forth for my consumption. Add to this, the son in law lighting their newly fitted wood burner and before I knew it, I was away with the fairies. I do wonder though if they put anything in my tea, ‘Ketamine’ or similar? I have to check all avenues of suspicion like any good detective as this is so out of character for me.
I must have had a good 90 minutes or so of ‘zzzz’s’ as the younger generation calls it. When I finally returned to the land of the living, I immediately made my apologies. No one seemed too bothered that I had sloped off to the land of nod, although I was a little perturbed by it. My excuse is that I needed the rest before the return journey home, in the dark. Strange thing though, when we did get home, after concentrating on driving through unlit lanes and mist, you would have thought a good nights sleep would have been assured. Not on your nelly!!
If you’re interested in the benefits of napping, here’s a website.