Such talent. Such style. As my daughter would remind me - this is not the first time. I still manage to leave the house without checking I am suitably dressed. I may need an OBSERVANT keeper around these parts.
Loop, a yarn shop in London, at Camden Passage (in case I lose that one too), a cheese biscuit (cookie) recipe which is divine - you sandwich them together with apricot jam (jelly), and a to-do list for the wedding which was 2 months ago, and the bride and groom are now an old married couple.
Organisation is not one of my gifts, as I have mentioned a time or two before.
Peppa Pig World and judging by the photos, 5 little two and a half year olds had the time of their lives. So did their Dads, because they got to go on the big water rides sans kiddies. I wish I could show you some photos, but trust me, they loved it. The only blip seems to have been actually meeting Peppa Pig, who was very large, and all of them seem to have climbed their respective Daddy's legs to safety. The Mums also seemed to love the rides and reclining on the tails of dinosaurs, of course.....
You know, one of the things I will NEVER forget is going to speak to the nurse in charge, and asking how Geoff was really doing. Her response was to look at the other staff and ask "Who is Geoff?" One responded "Oh, he is the AVR (aortic valve replacement) in bed one." He had been on the ward for 6 days by then. They didn't see him as a person. Just a case. A condition. Back in September that year, I wrote something which I stand by today. Scientific and technological advances have excluded human personal touch in the wards of the hospitals. So sad. The irony is that I wrote it before I knew the full extent of everything. That came later.
Ah well...... they tried. I know that.
And the rain is back again.
Who would have thought even 10 years ago, that we would be friends - little spidery web-like things from all over the world linking together right here. A network of real people who read and know and listen, no matter what the hour.
Right. Time to go and water gardens in the rain. Supper to plan. Dogs to feed. And tomorrow is another day..............