Quite an ordinary day although very busy. Walking with Tess early then into town for coffee with E and C and a nice chat. C has just got a new grandchild - a little boy called Alvin - and so of course we had to see photographs. He is so tiny and so adorable. Then it was a bit of food shopping, a call in at the bank and then home again to await my son calling to collect me plus ironing board to take to the tip (board too big for my little Corsa). On the way back we called at our Homeware shop and chose a new ironing board so now I need to whip up the enthusiasm for ironing.
H called to take Tess for a walk and they went once again to the Himalayan Gardens near Masham. As they are mostly rhododendrons the gardens close to the public after one more week. Tess adores it there and it was several hours before she returned home - long enough to give W and I time to go into town for a lunch of fritata and salad followed by rhubarb and strawberry crumble with ice cream.
Now, at a quarter to five, time at last to sit down and read posts and put this on. While writing it I have just eaten six Scottish strawberries - I never remember the strawberries being as sweet as this year or the season going on for so long.
My son has just rung - and we are going to have a Chinese for tea - I have ordered sweet and sour prawns with rice, so now it is time to set the table ready for them coming round. Never a dull moment.