Work has been good, in that I am now doing a day a week as a secretary ... no audio typing needed, but setting up clinics, and tracking absent patients etc. So I am now doing 3 mornings as a nurse, 2 - 3 afternoons as an Admin Clerk, and 1 day as a Secretary ... Imagine having to fill in my occupation on a form now! But, I am enjoying the challenge.
In my free spare moments I am having to look for a new doggy sitter for Jiffy, as Moira has bought a humumngous rescue dog, who didn't even want Jiffy to visit. She said we should persevere, but with the size and attitude of the dog, I declined. In actual fact I would prefer to cancel my holiday than let Jiffy stay there.
Anyway, last week was half term, so I didn't "gym", but went Wednesday afternoon with Christine to Greenway House in South Devon ... the home of Agatha Christie. I will admit I am not a fan of "whodunnits", but was fascinated to learn more of her life ... and was amazed to learn that she met her second husband (Sir Max Mallowan) in Ur, on an archeology trip in 1930. The other lovely thing about the trip is that the spring flowers looked truly stunning
The house - actually looking out over the river
The dining room - you can't see it easily but by Agatha's seat is a cream jug. She didn't drink alcohol, but always had a glass of double cream with her meals
The house was used by American Coast Guardsmen, of Flotilla Force 10, in 1944. One of the officers decorated the libary with the story of their war.
First editions, in order, of all her books
Their bedroom. The smaller bed is her husband's campagn bed, and he found it so comfy, he continued to use it once home
This is a painting of her as a child ... and the doll in the picture, is the doll on the hair below it
This is the boat-house, as used in the plot (and the most recent filming) of Dead Man's Folly