Look what arrived in the post this morning from Gayle, Winston and Agatha (two little square black dogs) in Tucson. A lovely surprise - it cheered me up - so thank you so much to the three of you and kisses all round.
Us gardeners are anxiously peering out of the windows at twenty past seven in the evening. The wind has dropped - it is very still - the blue sky has disappeared and in its place is thick black cloud and it is very warm. Praying for rain is an under statement here at the moment. The sun has just broken through - not a good sign I would have thought but we shall have to wait and see.
Bouts of ironing interspersed with lots of sitting with my feet up and having another cup of tea means that at last I have my Summer wardrobe of T shirts and blouses in place and my Winter jumpers put away for another year. Cold weather is forecast for tomorrow! (it happens every year).
Just the trousers and jackets in the other wardrobe to do now and I might well leave those for a couple of days before I start again.
It is nice to have people beginning to call again even if we do still have to obey the rules and stay well apart. Today a ZoomCoffee morning at 10 with the friends where I just cannot seem to stay on line. A tea party on Zoom on Monday with friends in The Lakes and I stayed on happily with no effort but today - with friends just down the road - and after twenty minutes I just came off and couldn't get back on again. All very odd and it happens almost every time. But real contacts, rather than on line, meant that first H next door, then S and T and then W to bring me a book to read - all called this afternoon which made the time fly by. I have now put out all the recycling on to the front path for the men to collect in the morning. We are very lucky in the we have an excellent collection team here.