Thursday, 16 June 2016

Is it Wednesday or Thursday?




Passiflora

The weather continues to torment and tease. One minute brilliant blue sky, the next minute dark clouds and torrential rain.  A series of squalls would be a good description.  I managed to get outside and work on the folly in between showers yesterday. At least the damp ground allows the weeds to come out with ease.  Paul’s poppies have been condemned to the compost heap and I also made the sad decision to pull out a thyme bush that had gone woody and had become an eyesore.  I always feel sad when I make these harsh choices.  The gap is filled with a young thyme that has self seeded from the old bush.

Soggy gardener


The week has gone quickly because somewhere along the line I lost a day.  Paul says it’s Thursday.  I could have sworn it was only Wednesday. 

Diane the Dawg tried to climb a tree earlier today.  She got on top of our stone wall and kept jumping up at the dense branches of the hazel tree.  I could swear she was grinning.  I think we have ring necked doves nesting there.  She ignored me when I called her and it was quite a while before she gives up that game.

Grinning dog


This morning I heard a loud tooting outside.  It was the post lady in her yellow van.  She was trying to get Paul’s attention, he was happily strimming the edge of the farmer’s field and was totally oblivious to her presence.  I ran down the steps and collected the post from her.  Father’s Day on Sunday.  Two cards and a mysterious parcel all the way from Australia.  Wonder what’s inside.



15 comments:

  1. Do you have Marie-Ange as your postie? She's the best we've had ever!

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    1. I have to admit I don't know her name. Fair, long hair. A very pleasant and friendly lady.

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    2. Ours is also a very pleasant lady and I'm afraid we have always called her Laurence Van de Poste.

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  2. Already Friday but Monday was yesterday?
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I write a day in advance so that confuses me even more! I just know that tomorrow is a whisky and chocolate day.

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    2. The timing of your blog always totally confuses me and I find it late or I dont find it. Do you do it deliberately to confuse us? It is Friday here.

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    3. I write it the day before and publish next day at breakfast time. Maybe I should try posting it before I go to bed at night.

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    4. For me that would probably mean there is more likelihood of finding it because I look at blogs at around about 5am in the morning (English time) before I get up. I then look again briefly on the train to work. Then there can be a long gap of several hours when I don't look again except at comments on my own blog. So rather than hold off until the morning perhaps you should publish before you go to bed. I just type and publish almost simultaneously!

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  3. There should be another parcel arriving, although definitely not as well wrapped as the one in the picture.... :)

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    1. Oops! It's arrived, I've just noticed the postmark is the UK and not Australia. I blame the weather.

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  4. Our weather here is so boring,hot and too much sun, i want some rain.

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    1. I have literally been soaked through to the skin twice this week Yael. Fortunately on the way home from work, not going.

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    2. Too much of anything is not good!

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  5. This week we have been to our usual restaurants on different days and so lunchtime today was a Saturday while Wednesday was an almost regular Friday.
    Those much promised cherries have ALL rotted away. What a state of affairs.

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    1. Such a shame about the cherries - I managed to pick about five today!

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