How quickly May has arrived and what a strange April it has been. The driest April since records began and more frosts than any other April since records began. And now, in typical Bank Holiday fashion tomorrow threatens to be very wet, windy and cold. And just to underline all that - the glass just inside my front door shows a fine day tomorrow - it has gone up during the day today. Is there any accounting for British weather?
It is now eight o'clock on Sunday evening, the wind has dropped, there is a low sun shining and the sky is palest blue. It is very chilly out there and the central heating is on.
I did make myself go for a walk round the block this morning. I didn't feel like it but as it is the day my carer doesn't come in the month I knew if I didn't go out I wouldn't see anybody to speak to. As it was I chatted to a man in his seventies out for his morning walk. He watched me down the slope of the drive - not sure what he would have done if Priscilla had run away with me. (She has good brakes) and we chatted for a while. Then later on my walk I met M, a neighbour, on her way home from chapel and we had a chat. My son also rang and we chatted for an hour, so quite a chatty day after all.
That is the sum total of my goings on today and I have just realised it is Zoom Book Group in the morning. We are all taking a book we have read over the Summer which has made an impression on us. I am taking 'Shuggie Bain' The Booker Prize Winner, which I thoroughly enjoyed from the first page to the last and which I can honestly say made a profound impression on me. So I shall go now and make a few notes for morning. See you tomorrow......