Well, we are round to October again - how quickly the year passes by. Contrary to the forecast at present there is a clear blue sky but a strongish wind blows and it is chilly. Priscilla and I have walked round the block for a breath of fresh air - very pleasant, but not a suitable day for going any further.
I am looking out of the computer room window into the garden and I can't help wondering where my garden would be in October without Michaelmas Daisies. I have four or five clumps of different varieties in various places and, with the sun on them, they brighten the place up considerably and contrast nicely with a clump of golden achillea which has been in flower for the whole of September and shows no sign of finishing yet.
The hearing aid clinic in Ripon are very nice people and have just rung to say if I can't get an appointment to de-wax my ears before I go to them on Friday they will do it there. And also to say they have booked me a return taxi to bring me back after my appointment. My taxi company can't wait for me as they do the school run. So that has got everything in place and it strikes me - as it often does - just how very kind and helpful everyone is.
As one gets older it becomes easier to get into a state of panic I find and one has to guard against it! And it is people like this who help.