This morning I took Rick along Barff Lane for his early walk. Far away in Australia Sarah and her partner, Chris, had just completed a long hike along the coast from Sydney to Manly. Worlds apart.
Kat has good days and bad days. Today she is feeling a bit down. Trying to find a comfortable position to sleep is very difficult. The postman has been delivering to the house on a daily basis. A V-shaped pillow, two jigsaw puzzles, a back scratcher, a pair of slippers (for Paul!), a light weight sling, and today - a wedge shape pillow.
Yesterday we tried to eat lunch outside but an invasion of thrips (thunder bugs) drove us indoors. In the evening we tried drinks on the terrace. But we got hit by a rain shower. The thrips are still around today, probably blowing off the fields, so we have retreated indoors this afternoon.
I picked some plums this morning. Unfortunately, although Paul sprayed them earlier in the year, the fruits seem to have been invaded by the plum moth again. It’s not noticeable until you cut (or bite!) into the fruit and see the small wriggly caterpillar waving at you. Plum wine may not happen after all this year.