Today my God-daughter and her husband drove over from the West of the country (Preston), over the tops of the Pennines (snow here and there) to see me for lunch and a chat. It was lovely to see them and when Saturdays are often lonely days for anyone living alone it was good to have company. We went out to lunch and all had turkey and ham pie served with vegetables (and for two of us chunky chips - Alan had new potatoes. We then had sorbets and finally coffee.
I was touched that they made the long journey really to say they were sorry about Tess. More neighbours also called this morning to say they were sorry too. It has been a roller coaster of a week but gradually things are getting back on to an even keel.
The weather has been beautiful today here - blue sky, sunshine all day and out of the breeze quite warm. The same kind of weather is forecast for tomorrow so we are being lucky.
Like Rachel I too had a very bad night last night. I woke up at about half past two and finally got up, put the central heating on, made myself a cup of tea and sat and read North and South until half past five when I returned to bed,went to sleep and didn't wake up until nine o'clock. Now, at half past eight in the evening, I can hardly keep awake.