Sadly, I haven't managed to add "postings" regularly due to my lack of drive. I think about you all often, and plan my next message, but my current discomfort, as I wait for the replacement hip, seems to interfere with any activity I wish to undertake. But I was able to spend Christmas Eve most pleasantly, arranging sprays of leaves and flowers, that Reg and John picked for me from my garden, into table decorations for my carers. The leaves are mostly varigated or light green and come from the shady Courtyard Garden. The yellow blooms are from a Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) and the pink, heavily scented, clusters come from a straggly shrub at the bottom of my garden near the tin shed. It is known as Virburnamxbonantense "Dawn".