Dear local bank, It is so nice to be greeted with a cheery “good morning/afternoon” as I enter your banking hall. I also appreciate that I can speak to someone without a glass partition between us, and that your staff will happily fill in the forms/slips I require without any suggestion that I should have known which one I needed and have completed it already before approaching the desk. I just thought you’d like to know.
Dear San Diego Highland Games, Thank you for a very pleasant afternoon’s entertainment last Sunday. The warm sunshine was just perfect for enjoying some sheepdog trials, pipe band competitions, music and ‘heavy athletics’. I wasn’t quite sure what heavy athletics were going to be, but they turned out to be the traditional tossing the caber and hammer throw. There was also an event which the announcer told us was the ‘sheep throw’ for which the contestants had to use a large pitch fork to throw a heavy-ish filled sack over a high bar. I couldn’t imagine why, historically, men would have been throwing sheep around, and certainly not over increasingly high bars, until I saw the sign announcing that this was the SHEAF throw – presumably a competition that developed amongst farm workers during harvesting times. I also enjoyed the live bands that were playing traditional and experimental Celtic music and wished I could have heard a bit more. It was a a great opportunity for me to relish my heritage – although in the whole afternoon I heard only two other Scottish voices, which surprised me. It was also good to enjoy the games in dry weather as most of the other Highland Games I have been to have been in damp and misty conditions. I’m looking forward to next year’s games already.
Dear ‘fs’ versus ‘ves’, When I was a young girl at school we were taught that the plural of roof was rooves, horses had hooves and Snow White met seven dwarves. These days I will always write hooves and dwarves, but for some reason rooves looks wrong. I’m not sure why that should be – any ideas?
Dear Becky, After today there is just one more day of your fun roof square challenge to go. I’m already wondering what your next one is going to be.
Dear Monterey, On our recent roadtrip we stopped off for lunch in your Cannery Row area and really enjoyed it. The area is delightful and the ambience very welcoming. It’s a great place just to stand and watch the ocean (and see two sea otters, which was very exciting!) or to sit on a bench and watch the world go by. I wish we had been staying for longer.
Have a good Friday everyone.
Posted for Becky’s #RoofSquares challenge.