Well everyone seems to have been sweltering and steaming in the record temperatures but here in The Yorkshire Dales it has just been pleasant Summer weather - that is until yesterday when it clouded over at lunchtime and got blacker and blacker until a thunderstorm seemed inevitable. But although it was still like that when I went to bed - no rain and today just back to the normal pre summer weather - temperature about 18 cloudy, breezy and pleasant.
Saturday is my day for watering my tubs - a great chore but I like to see them so I shall go on doing them as long as I feel able. This year they are filled - all six of them - with a mixture of creeping plants, dahlias, pelargoniums, bedding plants - a real mix and I am very pleased with them. This morning, as they are all along the front of the bungalow I decided to water them with the hose before their weekly feed. As I started who should come along but friend E who immediately took over and did it for me as she "didn't want me falling over the hose." It was good of her - people are so kind. Now they are all fed and watered well and I can relax for a couple of days.
E tells me you are reading my blog L and that you usually tell her what I have been writing when you meet at the village coffee mornings. I had forgotten you read me so welcome aboard. Why not try and have a blog yourself. I can't tell you how much I enjoy mine - it is a true lifeline for me. Most of my contributors have been around for years now and are old and valued friends and I hope they all realise just how much they mean to me.
Reading Sue's blog "My Quiet Life in Suffolk" this morning about how she begins to wonder if her life has become just that - a quiet life in Suffolk - and whether perhaps she should be spreading her wings a little more, I thought of my own life. And I thought - surely it comes to us all if we are lucky (?) enough to survive to old age - we slow down and our pace of life and ability to get around get less - but we have our memories don't we? And by golly I am lucky enough to have plenty of them.
See you tomorrow.