The days fly by. I suppose that is a good thing at my age but not always the case. I am no longer a swift mover (take that in whatever way you choose) and by the time I have cleared away my breakfast dishes and had my walk it is lunch time. My laps round the garden take up another chunk. But if you happen to take the Times you will see from the headline today that doctors are now saying that painkillers are no good for arthritis (one of the main reasons for my poor movement- arthritic ankle from an undiscovered broken ankle fifteen years ago when five years later a scan caused the specialist to remark 'God, what a mess!) added to my broken hip a couple of years ago. Doctors are now being told by the powers that be that the best treatment is exercise. That is fine in the spring/summer but not so good in winter. So by the time my walks of the patio had been completed there was no time before bed - so a missed blog day. Sorry - I don't like to miss - blogging is one of the things that keeps my mind sharp.
The lack of rain both for farmers and gardeners (to a lesser extent) is really getting desperate. I see looking at the forecast this morning, we might get a drop of rain on Saturday/Sunday but it is by no means sure (although it is a Bank Holiday week-end so it would be 'par for the course'). All the plants I bought and which my gardener put in for me, must be really suffering. And there is no way I can get to them so they are having to take their chance. The only ones I can water are 2 osteospermum in pots on the front step and two more on the side border which I have watered a couple of times and which don't get the sun all day. We have seen neither hide nor hair of the sun until today having been cloaked in cloud off the North Sea but this morning it is full sunshine and a very sharp frost,
I shall be back later if anything happens of interest during the day. So good-bye for now. It is my carer's week end off so C will be here Saturday and Sunday. See you tomorrow if not before.
I.m back and it is just after seven in the evening. I went further today on my morning walk. When I got back I decided I reallu must water the pots on my front steps - two of pansies and two of osteospermum - they were looking decidedky thirsty. I managed it with difficulty and then took Priscilla round on to the patio to sit in the sun and read my Country Living magazine which came this morning. I have various ways of getting in and our of my bungalow but mainly using my Zimmer to get into the garage and Priscilla to get outside. This I did with a degree of difficulty and it was only when I came to think about coming back in that I realised I had forgotten to take the key to my garage door (it is an electronic one). Today my son has taken his wife to hospital for various premed tests as she goes in on Wednesday for an operation on her mouth - hopefully as a day patient but we shall not know for sure until the day. I didn't expect him to be back so visualised me sitting in the front garden for some time. But when I rang they had just come in the door so he was able to nip round and sort things out for me. Other than that a trouble free afternoon. See you tomorrow when there is a faint possibility of a shower of rain. I think all of us who are gardeners really hope so.