.My gardener is here starting to get things going on the patio again. It is beginning to take shape. This morning he is putting a wooden enclosure around each bush - an enclosure which will project above the pebbles. I hadn't envisaged it like this but he has persuaded me that it will stop the soil and the pebbles mixing around the base of the bushes and will make for a neater finish. I am not persuaded fully but he is a good gardener and does know what he is doing so I shall go along with his idea. I am relieved he has come because the shrubs were ready for a good watering and I can't climb the steps up on to the patio.
It is cloudy and cool and very Autumnal here this morning but the weather forecast is that next week we shall be in for a week of hot weather so maybe we are going to get an Indian Summer.
It was our Book Group on Monday and the book for this month (which Amazon delivered yesterday) is 'Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim' by David Sedaris. It is a series of seriously hilarious essays - some only a couple of pages long - about family life. I have so far read the first three and have decided it is definitely not the book to read on public transport unless you are not embarrassed by making a noise. It is impossible not to laugh out loud at his turn of phrase and at the pictures he paints. His every synonym and every metaphor are just so right and just so funny. Do try to get hold of a copy it is a brilliant choice for Book Group and will be a hard act to follow.
I have nothing planned for today, The Times still hasn't come (it is 10am) so - if it ever arrives - I still have all the Mind Games to do. I have rung the Newsagent and it just has not come yet.
Have a good day.