In the spirit of Charnock competitive tradition we decided, as we actually had a tennis court, to have a family tennis tournament. Grandpa was the umpire, and the rest of us played each other for a spot in the final. As predicted Dad and Peter faced each other in the final, which took place for three hours the following day when us girls were in Norwich. It was nice to see Peter enjoying something during the holiday, he doesn’t always appreciate being dragged along to look at birds or rocks.
On the morning before my journey to Norwich Dad, Carolyn and I went for a morning forest walk to see if we could see some deer. It was so quiet and peaceful, the air damp with cold morning air. Eventually we heard the cries of the roe deer, as they signaled our presence and fled deeper into the forest. We followed them a while, before eventually heading back when the flies started to bite us. On our way back we spotted a quiet sitting hare in a field, the first I think I have ever seen!
I left the house Thursday morning towards Norwich with Carolyn and Mum, to prepare for Fridays logistics of driving in for graduation and to show Carolyn the city that has been my home for the last couple of years. I took them around the Royale Arcade, into the Markets, down the Lanes, via Cafe 33 for a classic lunch favourite bite to eat, to the Antiques church and lastly to the Cathedral via Elm Hill before being dropped off at home where I was greeted by David, had a lovely catch up and had sweet chilli chicken pizza for dinner.