Worth and Gates had a lie in on Saturday morning and Gates read some Jack Reacher to Worth. Worth thinks it is the height of indulgence to be read to and really loves it. Jack Reacher is a tough guy. He is a big fellow and he knows he can handle himself. Sometimes he can talk in a very belligerent manner and It amuses Worth to hear Gates capture this tone as she reads out aloud. The attitude is so alien on her lips but in fairness she does it well and as a result she creates a very real character in Worth’s mind. The story is hotting up too and it all makes for a very indulgent lie in.
Worth’s cousin was coming up from London and due about 11 so eventually they had to get washed and dressed. Not much was planned in the way of entertainment so after a cup of tea upon Lorraine’s arrival, they headed into Malvern for lunch and a mooch around the shops. Nothing caught their eye so they went To Malvern Link to collect the light fitting they had ordered from Francis the rather splendid furniture shop there.
Three adults and the chandelier would not all fit in the MINI Paceman together. Worth was not sure if the Paceman is small, or if the chandelier is bigger than they realised. It was certainly a big box that it came in. Worth drove the chandelier home and Gates and Lorraine started walking. Worth went back for them just in time to save them from the steep climb into Malvern from Link Top.
Afternoon tea with Parkin cake had been earned and afternoon rolled into evening.
Dinner was a delicious lamb roast cooked by Gates. The girls had a few Aperol Spritz’s beforehand, which seemed to go down well and Bertie provided much of the on-going entertainment. Worth has been struggling with his appetite so he was delighted to leave a clean plate at dinner.
A new Swedish detective thriller on BBC4 was the evening’s entertainment. It was a bit gruesome but not without promise. Oddly though it is something else the week after on BBC4, so when we will see more of this series based on the cold case theme, is anyone’s guess.
The day ended as it began with that huge bloke taking up space in Worth and Gates’s bed!