It is not as pleaant as it was yesterday (a perfect September day) - the sun is hazy and there is quite a strong breeze. Had we not had yesterday for a comparison I would have said it was a lovely day today. It is the day for managing without a carer and I have just finished doing what takes her an hour (I rose at 7.30 and it is now 11.18) but everything is done and I am happy with how it looks everywhere.
And there is Chelsea to look at. I love looking at other peoples' ideas for gardens. Many years ago, maybe around 1983, a very dear friend who was a superb gardener - she spent all day in her large garden and had a huge collection of rhodendrons, was unable to go to Chelsea and gave me her ticket to go on Members' Day. I lived in Wolverhampton at the time and caught a very early train up to London and went along - I was there when it opened. It was an experience I wouldn't have missed but by two in the afternoon I was absolutely exhausted and caught an early train home (and fell asleep on the journey).
It was wonderful and the individual gardens were so very interesting but you could only look at them from behind a barrier, whereas when you get a preview on television the presenter is often wandering round looking at what is planted and you get a close-up. So I decided television was much better - for me at any rate. How lucky we are to have television aren't we? How my Dad would have loved Chelsea from his armchair.