It was up with the lark this morning because I had to be in Northallerton before nine o'clock to take my car in for its annual service. H next door very kindly took Tess for her morning walk - I was very grateful and what is more H took her about four times as far as I am able to walk.
My car was brought back to the door of the showrooms - it has been cleaned and polished and looked very smart and what it more the engine seemed so much more perky on the return journey.
It is a good job done and another job to cross off my list.
Shortly after returning, the lady who cleans came to clean through the bungalow for me. She is such a practical person - she puts me to shame. I have now had my cordless vacuum cleaner for about six weeks and she decided that today was the day to wash the filters once she had vacuumed through. They are now drying on the draining board and I had a demonstration on how to replace them in the machine before she went home. Having worked for me for at least twenty five years she has got my measure perfectly. What I would give to have a practical brain.
My grandson is home on a fortnight's holiday over Chinese New Year (he teaches in China) so I am really looking forward to seeing him. He is spending four days with his father and should have arrived this afternoon. It is two years since I saw him - two very eventful years for him I suspect.
No more post today - I have a very sore shoulder and typing is irritating it somewhat. See you tomorrow.