Back to earth this morning after the lovely day out yesterday. This morning I added an extra photograph to yesterday's post about our day out because D, one of the friends, took a photo on his mobile phone and sent it to me this morning. I thought you would like to see what we all looked like. So if you want to see what the farmer and I look like when we are together, then scroll back one post to see us.
The eastern side of the country is all set to get a week's very warm Indian Summer - well it certainly hasn't been all that warm today and there have been several showers. The sky is mostly cloudy and there is a strong, quite cool breeze. Maybe it will begin tomorrow.
The farmer has had a bonfire today. He always waits until the wind is in a favourable direction (i.e. to miss blowing the smoke back into the village which is very close over the fields, and to miss it blowing back towards the house and our neighbours). Farmers have to have a licence in order to be able to light a bonfire but it certainly does mean that the yard can be kept much tidier.
I am now going to sew together my little knitted jacket for my forthcoming great grandchild (sex unknown as they don't wish to know in advance). When it is all finished I will put it in a post to show you (the men needn't look that day unless they are themselves the knitting and embroidery type.)
And before you laugh at that let me tell you about my mother's brother, my Uncle Albert, who was a bachelor until he was in his fifties. He was a plate layer on the railway and his hobby was embroidery. Every niece or nephew who married (my mother was one of eight so there were plenty of them) was given a book of tablecloth patterns and chose one which Albert embroidered as the wedding present. I still have mine sixty four years later - linen with coffee-coloured cut our work of oak leaves and acorns. A work of art.