For the last eight days I've had to get up around 0600 hrs. I was away in Palmerston North for seven nights whilst I played at an Association Croquet Tournament. We - I'd gone with a friend from the Club - arrived home on Friday and then I had the family for dinner. I spent yesterday on the lawns too as the Club competitions start in earnest. Last night I decided that I was going to watch a film and get rid of the ironing from the last week's clothes. Of course visitors arrived at The House and we spent the evening catching up on the deck under the stars. So I decided that this morning I would have a lie in. Of course I was wide awake and ready for the up at 0555. So an hour and several teas later I've caught up with Facebook and the UK and NZ news via the BBC and New Zealand Herald websites. Twitter is very useful for keeping abreast of the news if for nothing else.
So today I am taking the day off from the world around me. Despite requests to play a match; the wonderful weather; and the temptation of a lovely afternoon on the lawns, I shall remain at The Cottage and shall catch up with Blogland and those across the world whom I am lucky enough to call friends.