The goose egg has more or less disappeared from my forehead but the black eye, which surrounds my eye completely, is dramatic this morning but oddly enough hardly hurts at all. As for the rest of me - well aches and pains here and there and I am stiff but hopefully that will all go. So no long term damage and when I finish this I shall go on to Amazon Prime and see what they have in the way of Computer chairs - this one has a loose arm (happened a fortnight ago and certainly contributes to my black eye yesterday so it was my own fault.)
It worries me rather that my family are coming at the week-end - my Great grand daughter is five and I worried about me greeting her with a black eye - they live in Glasgow and I have not seen her (apart from Zoom) since before Covid lockdown. I rang my son earlier to ask him if he had a pair of sunglasses I might borrow. He thought a)I might look more scary opening the door to them wearing dark glasses andb) she might think I am in the Mafia! After a discussion we decided (they are calling there for lunch first) that he would explain what I had done so it didn't scare her (she is probably right, I will report back)
Well to today. Obviously there has been some rain overnight as the patio was damp when I drew the blind this morning. But after a good going over by my gardener it looks much better - predominently pink - scabious, valerian, geranium (perennial), poppies and osteospermum. Antirrhinums have as usual seed themselves. They are predominently yellow ones (this happens - I have never sewn them but they come every year) There are touches of red - antirrhinum, poppies, montbretia (can't remember its updated name.) **crocosmia (memo to over 60's - this happens - the name pops into your head a moment too late! It is frustrating that most of my plants are up steps so I can't get up to them but as I am brilliant at falling perhaps it is for the best. A new osteospermum which is white my gardener planted this year up against the wall at the top of the garden has taken off like a rocket and is spreading and falling down the rock garden beautifully - I can see it from here as it pushes through the scabious.
Well off to Amazon to look for a new chair. See you all anon.