On and off the sun keeps putting in an appearance today, rather like somebody fiddling with the light switch. But every brief appearance is welcome after a few wet, foggy and gloomy days.
Having visitors - even such expected and loved ones as the two who have now gone - is a mixed blessing. I so look forward to them coming. I enjoy every moment they are here (so does Tess as she gets longer walks) and after a couple of days they go, leaving a void which gets less and less as the days pass.
But I always over-cater and this is true of everyone who comes to stay. They go and I am left with a fridge full of food. This morning I have frozen everything which is freezable and within date - smoked haddock, chocolate puddings, bread, milk. The rest I have just piled on to a plate - olives, grapes, coleslaw, Florida salad, maple beetroot, pate, brie - that was my lunch.
Now I am going to the physiotherapist for my regular manipulation and when I return it will be to make tomato and onion soup for tea. Then the cupboard will be bare again.