It has been one of those typical Autumn days - neither wet nor dry. neither light nor dark, neither warm nor cold - all day. Each time I decided to go for my walk round huge black clouds billowed in and the odd drop of rain fell. Suddenly about half past two the sun broke through so Priscilla and I set off. We had got no further than a hundred yards from the house when the sun disappeared again but it kept dry and we did our usual circuit, met our usual dogs and their owners, took a little bit longer (stopped to stroke a couple of elderly Labradors who only had two speeds - slow and very slow) - and also to stroke three cats who I meet most days and who all cross the road to say hello.
We met an elderly (and dare I say rather overweight) black pug who I meet most days. I used to have a black pug called Algy (after the pug in Rupert Bear you may remember) whom I loved dearly. His owner and I chatted today because he told me that whenever they walk a tabby cat appears and comes up to the pug for a 'chat'. We speculated on whether they spoke in 'cat' or 'dog'. Whichever neither like to move on until they have finished their conversation. I think that;s rather nice don't you?
Friends T and S called for a coffee this morning and spent a pleasant half hour. And as I set off at two thirty I realised that it was the time my dear Grandson and his partner were marrying. Of course his Mum and Dad - and his sister -were at the wedding (his brother works in China so would not be there) but we decidedd - rightly - that the whole thing would be 'too much' for both Grannies (both of us almost ninety) so we are going to have to witness it on line. As long as they are happy together that is all that matters. And I look forward to showing you my great grand daughter's 'outfit' for the wedding which has been kept firmly under wraps but grannies not attending have been given a preview.
It is now five o'clock but could just as easily be six as it is almost dark. So many things to watch on television this evening that I am spoilt for choice. I hope to watch The Earthshot Prize, A Year in Provence (I so enjoyed the book many years ago) and then later on record The Best of the Summer Antiques Roadshow - and not forgetting Strictly Results of course.
Whatever you are doing or watching this evening - enjoy your evening. See you tomorrow.