Mary says there are tons of blackberries up behind their house ~ in all my years here, I don't remember anybody mentioning blackberries ~she brought me a delicious helping of crumble and a jug of custard, with plenty for tomorrow ~ Georgie brought me one of Botham's lemon buns ~ I'm going to get as fat as a pig ! Especially as the only exercise I take is up and down my stairs ~ mind, with the walking frame that Diana brought me, I could have a regular outing up and down the yard.
Later : chicken sandwiches for supper with lovely fresh lettuce and for pud another spoonful of Mary's crumble ~ ch/4 News Dad's Army which was a bit confusing tonight and mostly in the dark ~ Ellen came and rubbed my bruised ribs with this stuff which does help ~ so glad Bill stayed and talked with us out in the garden ~ no need to cook tomorrow as I seem to have a fridge-full ~ time to go down and read and so goodnight . . .
Sunday ~ such lovely photos from Helen's Charlie ~ she and Lu are such proud parents and the twins now toddling and adorable ~ a truly happy story. Johnny and Darren are here and popped up for a chat ~ I was quite impressed that Darren knew what my staddle stone is and all about granaries so gave him a copy of Hampshire Granaries ~ on the twentieth anniversary of her death, Songs of Praise was a tribute to her good works ~ there is a documentary on her life tonight which though not a royalist, perhaps I'll watch~ so glad G eorgie and Bill came over yesterday ~ the bloody Parkinson's is getting a grip ~ poor lamb. Bank Holiday tomorrow and the yard busy with visitors in no.7 and Johnny in no.~ have loads of veg in fridge so must make healthy vegy stew for supper : onion, garlic, mushrooms, brocoli , a carrot and a couple of these baby spuds ~ with enough for tomorrow too. And then the second helping of Mary's crumble ! Let me go and get on with it before the TV Newsat 6.0pm. . .
Monday 10.30am ~ a lovely bright Bank Holiday morning ~ families sitting out on all yard patios ~ I watered the pots and swept my yard ~ sticks everywhere thrown from the chimney bu seagulls ~ all of them straight and stripped of leaves and twigs ~ highest temperature of summer forecast ~ terrible floods in America with Houston several feet underwater after the fiercest tornado in living memory.