I have not had a chance to blog since Monday. 'A lot of water has flowed under the bridge' since then, as we say here in Yorkshire. Luckily all of that water has been clear and healthy!
On Tuesday the farmer had to go into hospital for check-ups - the results were good so that was a relief. Wednesday was spent getting ready for yesterday, so that I could have a relaxing few hours. And in the afternoon it was our monthly Poetry meeting - never to be missed if I can help it. Then yesterday it was my birthday, so I had my cards and presents to open - and two huge bunches of flowers sent by delivery vans to unwrap and arrange. But the really exciting birthday present came at around three o'clock in the afternoon with the arrival of Margaret from Thousand Flower (see my side bar) along with her husband and daughter.
How marvellous is the power of blogging. For someone like me who lives in a fairly remote place and who relies on others for transport since I can no longer drive , the benefits are enormous.
Margaret and her family live in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle, just inside the United States (around 4 miles from the Canadian border) and they were on holiday visiting Iceland and the UK. The farmer and I invited them to spend the night here with us.
What a lovely evening we had - we chatted from the moment they came through the door, as though we had known one another for ever. We had a meal together and this morning they left on their journey to York to catch the train back to London and then tomorrow home to their little island.
Now they are gone. The house seems quiet and empty so this afternoon I went to visit friend M, and we sat and turned over old memories as we always do. We have been friends for years and - as with Margaret - we never run out of things to talk about.
So back to normal. Blogging back to normal too I hope - so see you tomorrow.