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Holiday tomorrow! - dorsetgirl
October 24th, 2014
11:57 pm
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Holiday tomorrow!
So we're off about mid-morning tomorrow for one week, and because it's a self-catering holiday I had a huge Ocado order booked for 10:30 - 11:30 this evening. About 5pm I started getting texts from them saying there were delays, and at 6:30 I got a call saying it might be more like 2am. (There's been a massive accident on the M25, in which - amazingly - apparently no-one was hurt.)

At 7pm I got another call to say that my delivery was looking more like 3am, by which time my driver would be out of hours, so they said I would have to call customer services to re-arrange things.

Customer services, unsurprisingly, said that there was no way they could fit in any extra deliveries until 8pm tomorrow evening. Cue panic. No way do I want to do all the shopping for a week where we're going, I want to get it done before we go. Luckily our Waitrose is only a couple of minutes away, but first there was the slight problem that my shopping list was on the computer and I don't have a printer. So middle son, bless him, read it all out to me while I wrote it down on separate bits of paper for meat, veg, dairy, frozen etc, and then he and I and OH went off to do the deed.

It actually wasn't too bad in the end: OH never does the shopping and doesn't have a clue where anything is or what brands, sizes etc we buy, so we put him on scanning stuff and loading up the trolley, middle son going off with a basket and getting the things he was sure about (he often does the shopping with me so he's familiar with most of the everyday stuff), while I picked the stuff I wanted/needed to actually choose or decide about. We only had one mistake - I'd written "3½ dozen eggs" and he came back with 3 x ½dozen, which isn't the same thing at all. (Yes, I know that sounds like a lot of eggs, but by the time we've had an omelette each for lunch one day, and scrambled eggs for breakfast another day, and maybe hard-boiled eggs for a day out, it soons mounts up.)

Anyway, the job got done a lot quicker than I had feared, and it came to within about £5 of the original Ocado order, so that wasn't too much of a shock to the (financial) system. So now I've just got to get my head round what books and paperwork I want to take, and try to work out why we never get out till 11:30 when I always think at 8:30 that we're well on track for setting off at 10. As I never understand where it all goes wrong, I'm not sure I have much chance of getting it right, sadly.

This time last year I was anxiously awaiting news of Delpo at Basel (thank you, Halo!) but this year I'm hardly following what's going on at all. I do have one ticket for each of four sessions at the World Tour Finals though, but I guess I'll be selling some of them as soon as I get back next weekend.

Anyway, apart from a quick check of the email tomorrow morning, I shall be offline for a week. Have a good one!

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Date:October 25th, 2014 03:25 pm (UTC)
Eeep! I'm glad the emergency supermarket trip came off after all that delivery drama! That's the thing about online ordering, it's brilliant 99% of the time, but it's the 1% when something goes wrong that's so frustrating. I hope you have a brilliant holiday! *g* I wish Delpo was around this year too, but I do keep seeing promises he'll be around in January. Meanwhile Rafa has decided that since he has appendicitis he might stop and recover from that (that sounds odd, doesn't it, but he actually has played for TWO TOURNAMENTS between getting the appendicitis diagnosed and coming to this conclusion...)
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Date:November 1st, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm back!!!! (And yes, we had a good time and amazing weather - driving up the river in shirt sleeves IN NOVEMBER is not something I ever remember doing before.)

I'm never quite sure Nadal is human, and I don't necessarily mean that in any good way. I realised on the way home this afternoon that I literally hadn't thought about tennis ONCE while I was away, which was a big contrast to last year. I now have single tickets for FOUR WTF sessions to get rid of (although I may keep just one).

I got the impression last year that Delpo was pissed off at doing all that mega pre-season training to no avail, so I think this year he'll be fighting the temptation not to do very much! I haven't looked for any tennis news yet but I'm guessing he'll be back for Sydney perhaps?
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