Something happens to the week these days - it is always made up of Fridays - no sooner does one come round than it is followed by another. Certain things happen on certain days - hair always on Thursday mornings, walk every dry day, but Friday somehow arrives and it is the weekend again.
After listening to the weather lady on BBC Breakfast (love it when it is Carol - she is always a delight) I decided that I would don a waterproof anorak and set off on my walk the minute that J, my carer, had gone at about a quarter to nine. The sun was scorching hot on my back as I walked up the road - certainly the hottest I had felt it this year. Then I turned to come back along the footpath and met a lady - we chatted for a minute about how warm it was and then she pointed to a huge black cloud approaching. I have only two speeds - slow and stop. It was obvious what was about to arrive and yes - you have guessed it. Before I got home it was hailing - large drops. I chatted for a couple of minutes to M, my neighbour, and then we both retreated because it came heavily. Blue sky is approaching again now but for how long goodness knows - but at least it is warm.
It is now almost tea time and we have hardly seen the sun today - it is just cloudy with the odd shower. Still not cold but not particularly cheerful. Everything on the television today is dominated by the election news and, frankly, I can't be bothered with any of it. Does anyone else think that all these 'nonsense' candidates with silly names is not only farcical but also rather an insult to the whole idea of politics. I watched the announcement of the Hartlepool result because we do live on the edge of the North East of the country and I felt sorry for the Returning Officer who had to read out a great long list of the candidates - most of whom had got just into the tens or at the most two or three hundred votes - and most of which had nonsense names. I don't know what other people think about this but I really wonder whether it should be allowed - or is stopping it an attack on our civil liberties? I really would be interested to know what you think. Perhaps I am getting set in my ways in my old age.
See you tomorrow.