As I am sure you are aware by now, Sundays are not my favourite day of the week - they take a long time to pass and everywhere is quiet. But pass this one is do ing. It is already half past four in the afternoon. Priscilla and I have done our walk, stopping for a pleasant chat with a new neighbour who was watering plants in her front garden.
I noticed on our walk that the bungalow at the end of the road is "under offer". That is nice to see. We are a friendly road and I don't think any of us like to see a property stand empty for long. New people are always warmly welcomed into the community - it is easy to settle in.
Weather-wise it is not quite so warm today - there is a sharp wind blowing. Sadly not a lot of rain forecast in the forseeable future - it must be getting quite serious for farmers - I did read that it was the driest April for many years.
Chicken curry with rice for lunch today - and very tasty it was too. My Carer does make me the most imaginative meals - I am so lucky.
After lunch H, my neighbour, came round to bring me the local paper and for a chat. Because there is a hedge between us we have to make an effort to see one another and it is a few days since we chatted, so it was nice to catch up.
Another week begins tomorrow - I wonder what it will bring. I am reading Michael Palin's 'Sahara' for the third time. It is a book I love - I love his writing and it is an area I find fascinating but am never going to visit. My journey into Africa has never stretched below Marrakesh and the High Atlas Mountains - but I can dream. And, let's face it - reading about it is at least not enduring the privations - heat, lavatorial problems, a surfeit of goat to eat to name but three. (yes I have definitely become an armchair traveller).