I am not driving again after my recent attack, and the likelihood is that I shall not drive again, so I must get used to it. Luckily I have some very good friends and a wonderful partner who is willing to drive me wherever I wish to go.
This morning friend W collected me just to go into town to the Post Office. As she had an appointment later we only had time for a quick cup of coffee - but it was time for a chat and passing the time of day. So thank you W for starting my day off on the right note.
When I got home the farmer was in the Utility Room shelling peas. I find shelling peas on a par with watching paint dry - they are not my favourite vegetable anyway and it is such a boring occupation.
However, because the farmer loves them, he is happy to spend the whole morning shelling them. Then I froze them for future use.
This afternoon I went to visit friend M and we spent a lovely afternoon with our feet up discussing the world, the village, our families - anything and everything in fact. M and I have been friends for a long time and we never ever run out of things to say to one another. So thank you M for a lovely afternoon.
On leaving (the farmer was collecting me) I saw the patch of oregano in her front garden. It was absolutely covered in bees of all shapes and sizes. What a good year for honey this is going to be surely. The blossom in the Spring was prolific, the herbaceous borders have all been full of bloom, and now - as we go into Autumn - the mauves and purples of herbs and Michaelmas daisies are everywhere and so are the bees. I just managed to catch one Tortoiseshell butterfly on the oregano before my camera told me that my memory card was full.
As we came back down the drive I saw that the buddleia was in bud. Now that is where the butterflies will really arrive in about a fortnight, all being well.
It is our Writers' Meeting in the morning, so I now need to get ready for that.