One of those days- no sunshine, cloudy, hot and every now and then a few drops of useless rain. It dampens the patio but the patio is so hot that you blink and it has dried again - useless in fact. The sun finally came out at around four oclock but there is a pleasant breeze today -set to get really hot by the week end.
For the next couple of months attendance at our Book Group is going to be a bit thin on the ground - just two of us can attend both meetings and then a smattering at one or the other. So we had a chat and I remarked that we had had several books lately which had been a bit hard going - could we perhaps have something a bit easier. "Like a Barbara Pym" I said. At this the other lady who is going to be there murmured "Excellent Women", so that is what we are reading. I used to be a great Barbara Pym fan and the book came today (thank you to M who walked round with it). I have had a lazy day reading it. It has been like a meeting with an old, dear friend. All about the goings on of the ladies of a church group who organise the bazaars etc. And the flats in London where they live and the goings on. Perfect hot weather reading - brilliant writing, brilliant humour and fantastic observation. It has been like spending a day with an old friend.
I spent an hour in the garden where I can reach, cutting back aquelegia which have finished flowering and are going to seed. Some are lovely colours- I am leaving them to drop their seed but others I am cutting back before they get a chance to seed otherwise the garden becomes overrun with them.
Like others amongst you I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of Roger, John*Going Gently's new puppy. Not as good as having one of my own - but the next best thing and one thing is for sure - he will have a jolly good home - of that we can be sure.
See you tomorrow.