A really good drying day today - a brisk wind and a good sunshine so it will have done a lot to dry up some of the surplus water lying about. Friend W and I went to see Alan's garden this morning. It has given me a lot of inspiration for what to do with parts of my garden I haven't touched yet.
This afternoon friend J, who lives lower down the estate, walked up for a cup of tea and a chat and as she went the phone rang and it was my son to see if I 'fancied sharing a take-away' tonight and of course I said yes. So there is just about time to take Tess for another walk round before I need to set the table. Don't know yet whether it will be Pizza, Chinese or Indian - but am happy with any.
Next Saturday it is our Wensleydale Agricultural Show which takes place on the two fields above my bungalow. I feel frustrated that I can't attend but I don't walk well enough and haven't done for years. It was one of the highlights of my dear farmer's year and for the last few years of his life I didn't go with him (it was within walking distance of the farm) because I just slowed him down. It is the place where the farmers meet (often for the only time in the year) and chat and discuss the livestock on show and generally 'chew the cud'. How he loved it (and all the hospitality he got going from tent to tent of various suppliers!)
The gentleman where I went to view the garden this morning has a son who is a garden designer so I am now about to write him a letter asking if he has time to call on me and advise me on the last bit of my garden to be tackled. I don't hold out much hope as he is very busy but I can but try. I will keep you posted.