This is next door's climbing roses which have been wonderful this year and look cheering, even when it is teeming with rain.
Yesterday was fine. Alex finished his final exam and seemed OK about it. Beth came over here, caught up on some sleep and had lunch with me while we chatted about this, that and the other. She brought back my keys, still grovellingly apologetic, and they are now safe in the key bowl.
It chucked it down more or less all day around here which was odd because just forty or so miles away, Dad had very little wet stuff most of the day. I can't say I was complaining though; the ground is well and truly wet to a reasonable depth, even under the trees.
Lindsey messaged to sat that even if the rain stopped, we'd do personal training as an online thing because the ground was a bit slippery and she didn't consider it 100% safe so we did that.
After Beth had gone, I sat in my chair by the window to watch the rain and saw that my bird feeder was being used by more 'little' birds (tits, sparrows, etc, nothing unusual), including several that were feeding their babies. I'm so pleased it's being used more now, so glad, and don't care two hoots about the decimated strawberries. I will sort that out for next year's crop!
I couldn't get any good photos, sadly, but here's the best.
Finally, a parcel arrived with a couple of jigsaws. Everyone seems to be going jigsaw crazy so I thought I'd give it a go. They're not cheap, are they, although one box had two puzzles in it which makes them more reasonable. One has a Christmas theme which makes me feel happy (silly me!) and the other is the inside of an old fashioned shop, lots of detail that should make it easier to do. Never, ever will I try to do one that is a plate of baked beans or the inside of a tin of quality street or similar. It would drive me bonkers!
I now just have to persuade Dad to let me borrow Mum's jigsaw tray!
Today's the day. We're off to Dad's today. Alex is pleased to have a day to himself to chill after his exams so it's just the two of us. AND - even better, it is now (or will be, anyway) 'legal' to stay overnight in a 'bubble' situation. I'm so happy with that!
So I will stop now, get all my other social media stuff done and get going. It will be a good day and I hope yours is too. Be happy and stay well. xx