First of all, - what memories I seemed to have stirred up yesterday - we don't forget our childhoods do we? You all remembered teddies, dolls in their prams, bikes, lego, dolls' houses - so many treasures and the litle things like scraps, card dolls with outfits -I'm sure we were all transported back a good few years. As I have said before - a moment enjoyed is never wasted.
And so to today. The weather here gets closer by the minute. After the catastrophic floods around our towntthree years ago I think we are probably all a bit apprehensive about the next day or two when severe thunderstorms are forecast. We have to take whatever is thrown at us but we are hoping for the best.
My garden is in severe need of a drink. Friend S arrived a short time ago with two plants from her garden which needed splitting up. They are now sitting in the shade on my patio in a bucket with damp soil in the bottom and I have left a message on my gardener's phone asking him to call in and help.
Things 'go over' so quickly in this weather. They seem to be only in flower for a couple of days before their flowering period is over and they are dying back. But I have found in the past that cutting off the flower heads and then waiting for a good rain quite often produces a second crop of flowers.
My telephone has been out of order - my landline. Paul, the engineer, came at eight o'clock this morning and said he had mended it but it still has no dialling tone so I am waiting for my son to finish his day's teaching before I get him to sort it out for me again.
We have reached that time of year when there is little to watch on television unless one is an ardent sports fan - football, racing and tennis are the order of the day today - none of which I am remotely interested in. But are you watching The Great British Sewing Bee? If so then you will know that it is the final tonight. Do you have a favourite to win? I certainly think that the Frenchman is the most talented, but all three finalists are so talented and such 'fun' people that I shall just sit back and enjoy it.
Until tomorrow dear old friends.