At long last it has arrived. Alright, so it is on May Bank Holiday, but if you are a gardener (or like me are 'past it' but pay somebody else to do it for you) you will be happy to see it raining steadily. Over here in the East of the country it is not actually pouring but there is a nice, steady rain falling and already the plants are perking up, although they need a lot more rain yet to catch up.
And it must be even more stimulating for those of you who are growing veggies. I wish I could tinker about with veggies. I read Cro's posts about what he is harvesting (and mouth-wateringly cooking) and am green with envy (at least I am appropriately coloured).
Priscilla and I have stayed in today. I intend to do my exercises later but see no point in walking out when it is wet and windy. This morning was a double Zoom session Book Group when we all spoke about what we had been reading over the Summer (as well as Shuggie Bain I have also read some Ishiguro and have just this minute sent for 'Never Let me Go' another of his. ) There is a lovely Alan Yentob interview with him on iplayer - I watched it yesterday and enjoyed it hugely.
The other thing I did yesterday was to watch the final of 'Young Musician of the Year' - and what an inspiration that was - to see three young people so dedicated to music. The winner was a young Xylophonist - inspirational indeed.
In an hour and a quarter I have another Zoom chat with friends. That just gives me time to pour a coffee from the flask my carer leaves for me, put my feet up and watch Escape to the Country. I love to see the different parts of the ountry - some of which I know well - but am not usually enamoured of the houses they visit - still each to his own. See you tomorrow...