The rest of the country South of here still seems to be basking in warm,sunny weather. Here it is a typical Northern Summer day - cool, overcast, breezy. So on my usual drive into town to buy a Guardian, followed by a walk down to Givendale wood with Tess on the way back, I needed an anorak as well as my usual things - handbag, stick, dog lead, scarf in case it rained (looked as though it would). But the walk was very pleasant - especially so as the Cow Parsley has now finished and in its place the Lane is lined with Meadow Sweet; the beautiful smell is almost overpowering.
The walk was made more pleasant by the fact that yesterday the doctor gave me some tablets (I have a built-in resistance to taking tablets, but she finally persuaded me to give them a try) to combat my shaking. I come from a family of shakers and, apparently, this condition does occur in
families. As I get older I shake more, so that on some days I can;t carry a cup of tea - and my handwriting becomes illegible. Anyway, enough of that.
Rachel's post gave me pleasure today because she put on some family photographs and they reminded me of happy times years ago with my family. I just got up to take a photograph of my favourite snap of my brother, my sister and I together so that I could put it here, only to remember that it is one of the things I have packed.
Another thing which has given me pleasure in Blogland today is that Heather (Ragged Old Blogger) has posted for the first time since April. She too is moving house and her position is exactly like mine - makes it easier when someone else is suffering the same stalemate doesn't it?
Another week-end passes, another two boxes to pack - all will be well, common sense will prevail and the day will come when I am settled in my new abode with my memories of our twenty four happy years together. My mantra. Enjoy your week-end.