How kind and thoughtful everyone is being. I am being carried along on a tidal wave of goodwill for which I am so grateful.
Today - a month to the day since the farmer died - I had to go into town to do various jobs. So, after taking Tess for her morning walk, I drove into town and walked round getting rid of all the paperwork I had earmarked for various places. Then I had half an hour to spare before I went to collect a friend for lunch out (her treat) so I popped into the Posthorn cafe for a quick Italian coffee then on to collect friend D.
We drove the few hundred yards to Tennants cafe where we had a delicious shepherd's pie lunch followed by an orange juice - and of course a nice chat. I had scarcely been home five minutes before friend S called to take Tess for a walk. As she walks very much quicker than I do Tess would of course enjoy her walk much more than usual.
Now it is 4pm and I have just one more 'office' job to do before I relax for the evening. I have always done cryptic quizzes for our local nature reserve and although I stopped them completely during the farmer's last illness I feel ready to pick up the pen and start a new one, so that is on my list of things to begin to do.
Today has been very cold and colder weather is forecast for the week-end so it will be back to winter woollies.
The quickly called General Election has taken most of us by surprise. I am a bit fed up with politics and at present can't rustle up much interest. I do know, however, that it will dominate the news for the next seven weeks. That and, no doubt, all the postulating over North Korea by Donald Trump. What troublesome times we live in. Sometimes I wish I lived in isolation with no television, no newspaper and no access to any news. But of course that would probably be boring after a few days.