Has Spring ever been more welcome? I doubt it. Today here in the North East we are getting the best of the weather - the weather man told us that this morning and I believe him. The sun has shone all day. But when I set off with Priscilla (my best walk incidentally - the Physio was quite right - the more I do it the better I shall walk) I rounded the corner at the bottom of my drive, out of the shelter of the hedge, and was hit by a brisk, West wind with a distinctly chilly edge to it. So out came the pom-pom hat I keep in Priscilla's box.
Interestingly - the combination of age, cold weather, recovering hip and Covid make even the most ordinary happening into an event. I rounded the corner on to the footpath and came face-to-face with the lady who used to groom Tess for me. So we stopped for a short, socially distanced chat. (first my carer for an hour, then forty minutes coffee morning on Zoom with my Saturday morning gang and now this - how could I contain the excitement?) She had two small children - one around three and one around three months. Their names ? (both girls) the elder of the two - Jersey - and the baby - Winter. How the fashion in names has changed. I think of my mother's generation - Maude, Alice, Gertrude, Mary. Albert, Abraham, Thomas,- My mother and her siblings. Then we seemed to go through a stage of classic names - Elizabeth, Catherine, Valerie, Rosamund. Now anything goes.
We parted and I walked on home, closed the garage door on Priscilla and heated my delicious casserole lunch in the microwave. I ate my banana and orange pudding and then (asusual) fell asleep for half an hour).
Next on to my blog and a read of all your posts - as usual all interesting and a connection with you all - one which I enjoy tremendously. Then think of something to write about. Now it is time to make my ham and Dijon mustard sandwich for tea, along with a handful of Piccolo tomatoes. My god-daughter rang in the middle of writing this and we have been talking for three quarters of an hour - lovely to catch up all her news.
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow. I am getting together a list of blogs that I have missed - still am not sure how to put them on without them coming up in red at the top - so back to the drawing board!