Sorry I didn't put a post on yesterday. Please don't tell me there is no need to put a post on every day - there is a need for me. When you are old , it easy so easy to slip into the mode where you never actually do anything. I have a carer who takes care of my major needs, I have a cleaner who cleans right through the bungalow once a month and cleans places like the kitchen every day. My carer changes my bed linen every other Wednesday and takes home anything which needs ironing to iron with her things and she cooks my lunch every day. I have a man who does my garden and a man to clean my windows - that doesn't leave me an awful lot to do does it? My son lives closed by for any emergencies that arise and I belong Lifeline.
So all in all let's keep up things like a daily post to keep my mind sharp for as long as I can so that when I can't think of anything to write I can put rubbish like this on to keep me going.
Our television mast came down in a gale some months ago and since then - while presumably they are building a new one - some days we can't get BBC television unless we watch it on iplayer. It is a nuisance to say the least - I can excuse it for a month or so but it has gone on for much longer. Nobody mentions it on the television as though it is a guarded secret.
The weather here this week has been beautiful - sunny, relatively warm, clear, beautiful dawns and dusks. Today has been a little exception in that after a good clear start the River Ure in the valley began to fog over and soon the mist crept up the fields and over the town. But after lunch it cleared again and it has been a sunny afternoon. Weather Forecaster at teatime said although it will be a bit colder we could with luck expect this weather for another day or two. April in January eh! Just as long as we don't get January in April - after I have packed my duvet coat away. See you tomorrow.
Almost a month now since the shortest day and already the nights have pulled out by about an hour and the sun has got higher in the sky so that although it shines into my sitting room window it no longer shines directly into my eyes - it begins to shine down on my face. I had never before realised how much having a living room facing South teaches one about direction. In winter the sun rises in one side of my window and sets in the other - in summer it both rises and sets round the back of the property.