Thursday, 5 March 2020

Thursday

Today is the first day when it has really felt like Spring.   For a start there is not a breath of wind and the sky up to half an hour ago was cloudless (now there are  clouds gathering and it is not quite as warm as it was)    My hair appointment is at nine thirty each Thursday so I was down in town in time for that and also to call at the Bank.   Then I intended to treat myself to a coffee, met a friend and together we each had a bacon bap with our coffee.  It felt very wicked; at 87 a good feeling to have I can assure you.

Back home I did the Times puzzles, which I do every day to keep my brain going and read the paper.   Then I decided to do a walk round the estate - much too nice to sit at home although I felt rather tired after going round town earlier.   One morning of warm sun and I saw - celandine, daisy, purple primroses, tiny iris, hellebore, wallflowers, crocus, snowdrops (almost over), tete a tete daffodils, heather and in one garden even one or two pinks out on a plant.  In spite of all the worry over the coronavirus it did the old heart good to see how spring will out.   Percy is certainly making a difference to my mobility.

Just before one o'clock another mobility aid arrived and it looks to be a very useful one at that.
The trays are detachable so it will be useful for serving coffee and cake when friends call.

And while we are on the subject of photographs, friend W took some photographs of me the other day, ostensibly for my application for the renewal of my blue Disability Parking Card.   I thought you might like to see one of them she took - I am not smiling because one is supposed to be solemn in this sort of photograph!
Oh dear folks - the camera doesn't lie!!

26 comments:

thelma said...

Does it matter? you look wonderful. It has been a gorgeous day and we went for a long walk round the fields.

Mary said...

You really do look good Pat (and with a smile added) you certainly don't look your age. If I go ten more years to reach your current age I hope I look as good and am as healthy, robust, and bushy-tailed bright as you my dear!

Loved that you saw so many spring flowers along your walk.

the veg artist said...

Like the photo - I detest having mine taken. Spring was here with us in West Wales two days ago. Now it has left again. Bright, but really cold, but the forecast for the coming week is looking hopeful.

JayCee said...

I think that is a lovely photo of you, even without a smile.
Percy has certainly been a good escort. So nice to see all the spring flowers to add a note of cheer after such a prolonged bad spell. We had a bright but very frosty start today and looks like it may be cold overnight. At least it's not raining!

busybusybeejay said...

Super photo.You don't look 87.Your zest for life is inspiring and amazing.A role model for me.

Librarian said...

Your walk around the estate sounds lovely - I, too, love looking at people's gardens when I walk by. And is it just my impression or is this year really an exceptionally good one for hellebores?
I know they do not allow photos with a smile for identity documents (no idea why), but yours is still nice; I like your colourful jumper and how your glasses match it so well. And if I should look like you at the age of 87, I'd be proud!!
A bacon bap... now I'm hungry.

Anonymous said...

I think you look amazing for 87 and get out and about and do so much. Emma

Brenda in Indiana said...

You look great!

Rachel said...

It has been like Siberia in Norfolk today. You look nice in the photo.

justjill said...

You look lovely!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Librarian - as to hellebores - it always seems a good year if they like you I find - they are one of my favourites because they seed and cross pollinate so you are never sure exactly what shade of pink they are going to be.

I wish Percy could read - he would be pleased with the praise he is getting - I am certainly pleased with him..

Thanks for calling.

gz said...

It is a relief to see the flowers back!

jinxxxygirl said...

My dear Pat how wonderful to see you!!! So nice to put a face to a voice and yes your blog is your voice..... I'm so glad Percy is able to help you get out and about the Estate and more. You lose so much when you lose your mobility so glad Percy has given you some back... Hugs! debs

pam nash said...

Of course the camera lies - it only shows skin and hair. Doesn't show the sparkle parts that make you and each of us good, funny, smart, interesting!

Kathy said...

You look absolutely amazing, so pleased to see you now have a trolley, my Mum had one and found it so useful for all sorts of things. Take care when out walking with Percy, enjoy the beauty around you, it does the soul good.

Heather said...

It's a lovely photo even if a bit serious. You'll be gadding about the estate now with Percy to help you, and about your house with that wonderful trolley.
Glad you have had the sunshine - we have had two rather miserable days down here and although the birds are singing and flowers are beginning to bloom it doesn't feel like spring yet.

Bonnie said...

You look wonderful and far younger than your age. I'm so glad Percy has been so helpful to you.

Tom Stephenson said...

You look good Weave, especially your eyebrows.

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Red said...

Good that you are getting some nice spring weather. You have lots of time to smile so don't worry about one unsmiley photo.

Joanne Noragon said...

Spring is only considering an appearance here. Drat. And, you take a lovely photo!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's exactly the same as the trolley my mother used to have, though hers was usually loaded up with books, newspapers and knitting.

wherethejourneytakesme said...

Lovely photo Pat and like my mum you don't look your age. Hopefully soon I will get to meet you in person rather than just the photo when we visit your area!
My MIL had the same kind of trolly and she loved it - had it by her with her jug of water and tissues etc (and a small pot of flowers too).

liparifam said...

Thanks for publishing the photo - it's so nice to be able to put a face to a (blog) name!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Tom - my eyebrows are the colour my hair used to be - in the far distant past.


Thanks for calling.

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