My hedge is all down, including the thick trunks, and all is carted away to a bonfire pile on a nearby farm. My gardener has dug the ground over well and is busy measuring up at the moment so that he can go and order the wood for the replacement fence which he will probably make in my garage on wet days in the next week or so. He insists it is 'not a big job' and I must say that once he gets stuck in he really does make it look so easy.
My friend and neighbour next door is a keen gardener and her garden is lovely. Now I can see it at least until the new fence is in place and it is lovely to do so. Also, the amount of light the removal of the hedge has let in is amazing (the
hedge was high and was a dark green coniferous hedge).
I have been out to our fortnightly lunch when twelve or so of us go to our local meeting place and eat lunch together. We have lots of laughs and all get on so well together that it is an enjoyable occasion every time. Today it was pasta with meat balls followed by apple crumble and custard and a cup of coffee - and all for five pounds. Can;t be bad and all home cooked.
Now I am back home, I have turned the central heating up higher. The thermostat was set at twenty but it is quite a warm day today and when I came in the bungalow felt quite cold - now it is snug and warm again.
I suppose we are all waiting 'with baited breath' for the mid-term election results. Although we are across the pond they will have an influence on life here - and around the world. The future looks quite scary unless something changes I think. But do we really know what is happening? As with everything, we only know what we are told.
Here, the really sad and sickening news is that someone made a model of the Grenfell Tower and actually burned it on a bonfire last night (Bonfire Night) - at least the people concerned went to the Police Station when people began to complain. Did they not realise the terrible hurt they would be doing to the survivors?
These things and also the stabbings on the streets of London - where are things heading? What sort of society are we making for ourselves when young men resort to this. Sorry to be so negative today but that is how it all looks to me.