It really seems this morning that the farmer is on the mend. Each day he is eating a little more and getting a little stronger. Also he is getting a little more irritable because he is not back to 'normal' yet and still feels 'weak as a kitten'. But to perk him up I am making him something which is usually forbidden food as we watch our weight; I have a steamed apple/suet pudding with brown sugar on steaming. As we have both lost seven pounds during the week I don't think it will do us any harm.
So - I thought you might like to know a little bit about our market town. We only live a mile away and it is a remarkably compact little town, where you really can get most things. There are clothes shops (several and all differing prices), kitchen shop, hardware shop, two supermarkets - an ordinary one and a very good deli -, several butchers, quite a few coffee shops as it is a tourist destination, a chemist, a florist, a very good fancy goods and furniture shop - so really everything you would need.
Also - and again this is enhanced because we need to encourage tourism - there is a lot going on during the year. The list came through the door yesterday and I thought you would find it interesting reading.
April: The Wensleydale wander (a walk); A tulip festival in a local garden: June: The Queen's birth celebrations; The Food and Drink Fair: July: 1940's week-end; James Herriiot Trail Run:
August: The Wensleydale Show: September: The Hunton Steam Gathering; (www.huntonsteamgathering.co,uk): November: Bonfire and fireworks display: December: Christmas event.
In addition to this our local auction house has a list of concerts, including one given by the Halle Orchestra and our local Castle (Bolton Castle) has lots of events of historical interest for both adults and children.
I think this a splendid number of things going on in such a small town (although there is a lot of new building going on so it will be a much larger town in the not too far distant future!)