Well all i can say about today is that it has brought about improvements. My gardeners D and J have had a bit of a rough ride which entailed a few visits to hospital but now at the end of it all the news is good and yesterday they arrived to catch up and today to finish off. Now, after lunch they have finished and everywhere looks neat and tidy - dead-headed giving time for gallardias and scabious to flower again, and all my numerous herbaceous geraniums (which being cut back to make nice clumps)to promise a good show in Autumn. In addition the lawns are short and nice and green. As I sit here at my computer the sun is shining on the garden and it seems to be full of orange-tip butterflies.
In addition the plumber came and put me a new tap on the bathroom wash basin and that is another plus. It no longer drips, wasting water.
Also my doctor rang for a chat and to say that after talking it over with another G P in the practice they have decided not to increase my medication at the moment but to see how things go over the next few weeks. So we shall see.
So it is back to The Miller's Tale and The Knight's Tale and The Prologue in The Canterbury Tales ready for Book Group next week - and how easy it is to read in verse.
RIP Mikhail Gorbachev - that was the era when my first husband and I spent all our holidays in the last days of the U S S R. Moscow, Leningrad, The Trans Siberian Express, Alma Ata, Samarkand, Tashkent, Lake Baikal, Irkutsk. It all seems so long ago now.