Yes, the usual kind of Friday - never varies much, except that we were all there for coffee this morning - all ten of us. We did try to keep the noise of the chatter down!
The Summer Solstice and with it probably the warmest day of the year here for us. Yesterday I bought one or two herbaceous plants and an evergreen shrub to fill in spaces and rang my gardener to ask if he would mind popping in to put them in as the places I want them to go are just too dangerous for me to attempt in my steep garden.
Not sure whether he has forgotten or whether he intends to come early in the morning, however I have just been round and given them all a good watering to last them overnight.
This is a specially good year for farmers so far I would guess as the field behind me has just had second-crop grass for silage cut today - or on second thoughts probably for whole-crop as this seems more popular these days. As there is a field behind my bungalow I can still keep an eye on what is happening in the farming world and I like that.
Out to lunch as usual with friend W today. I had two starters together on the plate - they looked - and tasted - delicious. Salad of tomatoes and water cress with cream-cheese crisply fried cubes together with crab and lobster beignettes.
It all went down a treat. Then a relax over a coffee and home to take Tess for a walk. We met two cats - both of them sat it out, stared at her and totally refused to scuttle out of the way (typical cat of course). Had she not been on a tight lead she would have chased them madly (and probably got run over in the process).
Now after a very light tea of a ham sandwich I have read your posts and will relax for half an hour and then watch Gardeners' World, my favourite Friday night programme. Watched an interesting programme on the last ten years of Picasso's life from the iplayer archive last evening - what an intriguing and complicated man he was.