This morning it is difficult to type on my computer and easier to look at my garden out of the window - a garden that has been transformed by an afternoon's gardening by my gardeners yesterday. The mare's tail has been cut back to ground level again, the poppies have been pulled up before they go to seed (the gardener has been asking to be allowed to do this for years but I love them and have resisted until this year when this hot spell has meant that each bloom has lasted a day at the longest and their remains are a nuisance). Everywhere is tidy and all the plants growing at a low level - two new white osteospermum, several new herbaceous geraniums ,are in full bloom and now easy to see. He really should not have watered the lawn because unless there is rain we shall soon be short of water, so I must tell him next time he comes not to get his hose pipe out.
There has been a pause because my Lifeline Carer called to see how I was doing. The service, which is excellent, means that if I am suddenly ill or have a fall I can press the button and I am immediately in touch with help. She stays about a quarter of an hour, tests that my button is working and then goes. We always have a lovely chat.
There is now going to be another pause it is time to put my salmon in parsley sauce with new potatoes and green beans into the microwave for my lunch. I have a schedule to stick to today because my order from Tesco is being delivered at two o.clock and there is still the fridge to wipe out. Back soon.
Lunch was delicious, fridge wiped out, nice chat with the Tesco delivery man about the old days when we had Heinz sandwich Spread sandwiches for tea or else "Mock Crab" sandwich filling made with the tomatoes left, a chopped up onion, all the old bits of cheese grated and the ingredients cooked in a pan on the top of the stove and then, at the last minute a beaten egg beatcn in the mixture off the heat until the egg cooked and bound the ingredients together. (No fridges in those days and nothing wasted).
Here, dare I say, there is a cool breeze blowing this evening and I have just put on a cardigan!! Until tomorrow.