The sun is shining, and it feels as if summer has really arrived. Today. Diana bought strawberries (with Wimbeldon on, it is almost law that you need strawberries and cream!) and the doors and windows are wide open. I love it. Just great.
Mum wanted to go to Waitrose early this morning, so we poddled off there, and then I went to watch the twins at their sports day, and managed to get there in time to see one come third in a race and one win by a country mile in the next. Perfect. There are photos for their Mum and Dad to see - they were both at work so someone needed to take photos and cheer, of course. That would be me. But the sun - the kids were all sitting in the shade, but the parents had the blazing heat to contend with, which was not ideal. I felt like having a nap after 15 minutes.
Diana is off having her eyes tested, and choosing new glasses. Mum is resting and David, who was out at dawn for a walk/run, is prostrate on his bed with his computer at hand. Situation normal around here.
I have nothing exciting to report. These sort of days are wonderful. Life just "is". It is on days like this that I tend to wonder why life seems so fraught with tensions and hurry. Sure, I know there is stuff like work to be done. However, when life slows down a little - enough for us to really enjoy the moments, just like I am right this minute, it is a reminder of what is more important. And I think moments of contentment are right up there near the top of my list.
In 30 minutes, the axe will fall when the interim budget is announced. We have had enough warning that it is going to be monstrous. And will hurt everyone. Even though the irresponsible bankers caused the problem, every man woman and child in the country is having to pay the price to fix things.
So these special moments......... I am going to go and sit in my garden and enjoy them for now.