But today has had yet another frustrating ending; it has taken me hours to manage to get logged-in to this page on my old Sony laptop. And my faithful PC worked for just a day before it to go away again!! You can also see by the dates that I have not been sharing my news much in July. This has mainly been due to the hopeless Broadband service that I have experienced from BT. Anyway, enough moaning, because what I really wanted to do was to tell you about is the inspiring, happy day that I have had:
I summarise, as I have promised myself that I really will try to get to bed before 2 am!
The day started of with excellent, slightly cooler, conditions, which suited me because I'm not very good at coping with high temperatures. Deborah arrived on cue to care for my lower legs, and I wisely decided to wear my support boots in preparation for an increase in physical activity. A day out with my local Cottage Garden Society was arranged, and I was really looking forward to visiting an unfamiliar area of the county, and also particularly to meeting up with some the other members, many of whom I met when my husband was here to accompany me, probably over eight years ago. Reg arrived next and got the Volvo out ready to run me into the village to my friends, Doreen and Derek, who had offered me a lift. Soon after that Adam, my new local decorator, arrived with his new apprentice, whom I will hopefully get to know tomorrow when he plans to jet wash some of my metal garden furniture prior to giving it a much-needed repaint. Then just before I packed my lunch and left for the day, Carl turned up ready to continue with the necessary preparation of the paint work on the exterior of the front of the Cottage. I then briefly greeted John who was also in attendance, ready to carry out his essential watering routine. Yvonne would be along later to give the Sun Room a belated "spring clean".
So I was able to leave my treasured home in the safe hands of numerous, much-valued carers.
I enjoyed the drive to Caister, which displayed a wonderful array of hanging baskets. Then we went onto the nearby area of Grasby to a stunning garden, which has been created around a cottage beside a ruined hilltop mill with expansive views over south west facing farmland. This development is truly inspirational, and I will hopefully be able to tell you more about it tomorrow.