This blog entry is going to be dedicated to my cousin Richard. Don't worry Elizabeth, I didn't get the joke either. But I'll get to all of that in a bit.
Yesterday was a day of arrivals and visitors. Jandy (uncle and aunt, renamed by Rich) came over and dropped off my HUGE Christmas Box. I am so excited. I have heard though that my sister recieved her Christmas box and had no restraint and opened it after a mammoth 2 minutes. I've had to hide mine to stop the same thing happening. I think it is a thing in our family not to be able to keep presents until the day! They went off to see the sights on the island.
I had to go up to the marina office for a few bits and pieces and offered to go and get Digby an internet code. I tried to convince him that if I got it, then he would have to line me up a lot of dates with hot guys who would all take me out for dinner. The best he could come up with was offering to cook me dinner once we are out at sea. Thanks Diggers!
When I got back, Tim and Elaine had arrived and were unpacking all their goodies they had brought for us. Everyone was on the back of the boat, relaxing in the sun and a couple walked up. They asked if Digby was on board. We all ceremoniously roared for Digby who was down in his 'office' doing officy things. He came up and had the surprise of his life as it was his mother and step-father who had decided to surprise him and come to Lanzarote! How sweet is that? So it's a really nice atmosphere as we all have our loved ones with us to wave us off tomorrow. See that? We're actually going tomorrow.
For dinner we all took off and had private dinners with our families. Jandy and I went out for a lovely meal where I then made phone calls to my cousins and father. Now here is where Richard makes his entrance. He has made a comment on my blog with a joke. Now I had Tom read it to me over the phone. I did not get it. I asked Jandy, neither of them got it either. We were really confused. Enter Dad. On the phone to him, he's also on the blog and we ask him about the joke. This was our phone a friend card wasn't it? And thankfully, he pulled through.
For those of you who are still scratching your heads (don't worry if I hadn't been explained the joke I still would be as well) the catch bit is 'In Dorset?' - endorse it? I can hear all the groans now! Rich, you have done us proud. Once the penny had dropped we did chuckle a lot.
Today I am about to go fruit and vege shopping with Kerr who has kindly offered to take me out, hopefully he'll be able to guide me in quantities. A theme on this boat of over catering but hey, that's better than the opposite!
Watch this space.