Well today has been the day. A "bitter" day to quote my carer I must say I have an unlikely thickness of layers on for September - added a fleece to yesterday - but at nine this morning my gardener walked past my window in his shirt sleeves with his hedge-cutter aloft. And by lunch time all my hedges had been cut, their tops had been aligned and the whole place was neat and tidy for the winter. I have to keep going to look out of the window to make sure how good it looks.
Next a giant thank- you to Debby for continuing to write to me having assured me that she will continue to do so although she understands that I no longer feel able to write back. Debby I love receiving your lovely long newsy letters - I read them over and over again but being realistic at my age writing my blog almost every day is about as much as I can manage. But your letters are truly appreciated.
I have to say I too 'enjoyed' HM the Queen's funeral. I watched it all day and I do agree that as a nation we do those sort of things well. I also loved your story abour Mandela - if it was in our TV version I missed it.
On the subject of gifts(I probably put this on my blog at the time) but when my six year old great grand daughter came a few weeks ago I wrapped up six little gifts and hid them in the sitting room. She had to find all six and then she could open them - the pleasure it gave her to search and find them and the pleasure it gave me watching her open them made the whole thing more than worthwhile. I am speaking inexpensive gifts - a ballet tutu; a pencil case; a set of .from 3H through to 3B pencils; a packet of crayons and a sketch book all inexpensive from Amazon, I added a small pack of sweets and that was it. I shall certainly do it again.
Just to end by saying our thoughts are with Canada and the terrible storm. I will be back tomorrow - I am having my ears 'serviced' in the morning.