What a change!! Friend D and I went out to lunch and as the cafe side of our Tennants restaurant was very full we walked across to the Restaurant and had a lovely light lunch. D had salmon with saute potatoes and braised fennel and I had exactly what I had last week - lobster and crab beignettes, deep friend cheese cubes, heritage tomato salad and pea shoots. Then a coffee each and a good chat about the state of things. And I managed to get home in time for friend S, who very kindly takes Tess for a walk on Wednesday afternoons for me. Now Tess has had her tea and I am about to settle down to watch the antiques programme with a bit of tea myself.
It is still not warm - about fifteen here - but the sky has brightened somewhat and everywhere has dried up very well. All the standing water had gone and things are looking up although it is not forecast to get really warm.
I have made a policy not to watch the News until all the political stuff is over and done with. I find it all so upsetting - we can do little about it and everyone, but everyone, seems to be at one another's throats over so many issues. So I intend to think of better things. Cowardly it may be but I have to keep my sanity - and I can do little to influence anything anyway.
Enjoy your evening.