Saturday again and I easily filled my quota of daily 'chats' - so important to me when I live alone. Crossing the road to post a letter paying my monthly newspaper account I met B, a bachelor who lives alone a few doors down the road. We had our 'usual' chat about possible weather for the week-end (wet) before separating and going our separate ways - he to presumably put his two heavy bags of shopping away, me to walk round the block before it rains - I dare not go on my usual longer walk because rain looks imminent.
Before I get back home B stops to chat. She has been ill and in hospital having a stent fitted. Now much better and having lost three stones in weight she was setting off on her daily walk suitably clad to turn any wet which might fall.
I haven't been home long before D arrives to mow my lawn and pull up all the wild poppies before they have time to shake their seed. Much as I love them they are getting just a bit too much in my back garden. How neat and tidy it looks with them up and in the green bin for collection on Wednesday.
After lunch T and S call in for a coffee and T kindly investigates my garage doors which will shortly need new batteries to keep them working up and down. I feel much happier once T has done that little job for me and I know which battery replacements to buy.
Now it is half past five in the afternoon, slightly rainy - not at all a nice day- The Olympics are almost at an end - tomorrow is the last day. I am sure the Japanese will consider it a great success despite Covid meaning that there have been no spectators. Watching these young people pitting their strengths and skills one against another I have found inspiring. That they should have devoted so much time and energy I find astonishing every time The Olympics come around.
So its back to normal next week. Here we shall have Gypsies and Travellers passing through all week on their way to Appleby Horse Fair and of course it is not usually at this time of the year, when it is the peak holiday season, so it remains to be seen how the traffic will cope.
Enjoy the rest of your week end.