My daughter in law is settled in at home and seems to be doing well. My son has set up some care for her this coming week and we shall see how long she needs it after that as she appears to be getting a bit more mobile each day. She is a very independent lady and I am sure she will make rapid progress now that she is home.
Today the two young men from the local Hospice came and took away the furniture I no longer need. I was sad to see it go but as I am downsizing it is impossible to keep it all. The farmer's bedroom suite from his childhood - circa 1920 I would estimate, but in very good condition - and the settee from our living room were the main items. The rooms look very empty without them but I was relieved to see that there were no cobwebs behind any of the furniture!
Of course, this being Friday, friend W and I both went out to lunch. We both had the most delicious duck breast salad, served with celeriac remoulade and a sauce (plum?) and warm figs. Oh yes, and we were naughty and had treacle tart and custard afterwards!
I came home vowing to have no more to eat today but have just had a bowl of strawberries - Scottish strawberries have been delicious this year. I have eaten a bowl full almost every day over the Summer as they have been so reasonable in price.
It is now a quarter to eight in the evening and it is almost dark. How the nights are drawing in.