Corinne, I've read the guidelines and will bear them in mind.
Coronation party today in the garden under two gazebos, I'm making some sandwiches and chocolate brownies.
I'm looking forward to the party but I'm worried about Steve's behaviour, I'm never quite sure how he will react to things.
I'm expecting Steve to criticise the sandwiches and the cake I make, that's par for the course. He is unlikely to insist on taking over as the last time he did this he realised that he didn't have my skillset.
Allegedly he is leaving here next year, I'm not sure where he is going, he thought originally that I would leave with him. But I'm staying put while I can. I like it here. I'm not sure why he thinks I'd leave, he can't stand me, so why would be expect me to go with him. I will have to leave after he leaves as I cannot afford to live here alone.
Friday there was cake and prosecco in the garden for someone's bday which was nice, Beano came into the garden with me and behaved very well. I think he is benefiting from seeing the same people all the time, instead of the constant changes when we were on the boat.
There was another dog in the garden which barked when it saw the local cat. Beano joined in and everyone was surprised as they'd never heard him bark before.
Spending time in the garden with other people made me determined not to focus on the few unpleasant people here and to concentrate on the rest of the residents.