Busy day today. This morning is our monthly Book Group. Luckily we meet in one another's houses and this month's house is a stone's throw from my bungalow so that I can happily walk there. The book - ' The Leopard' by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa'. Translated from the Italian, it was first published in Italy in 1958 and this edition, published by Vintage Classics, was 2007. I have really enjoyed reading it and considering that it is a translation I think the humour and the metaphor have translated very well indeed. This morning's discussion should be interesting.
Then this afternoon an hour's ukulele practice with our group - always great fun. So a busy day. Already, at 9.30 I have whizzed round tidying the house (my cleaning lady is not coming this week) and taken Tess for a twenty minute walk.
Outside I see that the morning sky is so very different from how it has been for the past few weeks. Let's say it is 'ominous' - big, black clouds are looming. And yes, we are in desperate need of the wet stuff. In the back of my car I have my water butt and my next job is to take it out and stand it on the back patio and then ring my gardener inviting him to come and fix it for me.
According to the weather man the rain will be fickle, falling where it wishes to fall and missing other places. Well we were lucky on Friday so let's hope we are lucky again today.