Yes, Saturday again and wet and chilly with it. And, as my regular readers will know only too well, not my favourite day of the week especially as it is such a di smal day.
It is my Reserve carer C this week end as J has her week end off. And because of other commitments C comes half an hour earlier so arrives at seven o'clock.
As usual, looking out of the window there is nobody about at all, no dogs, no people. I expect everyone has a bit of a lie in with it being week-end.
But as usual days like this are what you make of them. Once my carer had gone I spent the next hour reading The Times and doing the Mind Games. Then I came on here to say Good Morning to you all and start off today's post. By then it was lunchtime and time for a rest.
I managed a walk round the block to build up my leg-strength again and on the return journey I met a charming Labrador/Retriever (golden) who came bounding up to Priscilla and me to say hello. His master had stern words with him and I was cross because he was gentle and doing no harm. But it did result in us having a pleasant chat (chat two of my day after my carer) about dogs. I had a lovely German Short-haired Pointer, Oscar. He lived to be around fourteen I think and was much loved. The chap I was talking to had had five Pointers in succession and we had such a pleasant chat about them.I went home feeling much happier after my walk and the chat with someone who I hadn't met on the estate before.
I just got back home in time before it began to rain heavily again and shortly afterwards my friend and neighbour H came round with a lovely bunch of sweet peas (she is cutting them every week without fail and they are doing so well as a result).
So here we are, after tea now, having had three long talks to different people and having had some delicious ham and coleslaw sandwiches. Our transmitter is still out of use so little of interest which is watchable on television but I shall not be late going to bed tonight after my very early rise this morning and I still have plenty of Bruce Chatwin to go at.
Have a pleasant evening - see you tomorrow.