Just in case the seemingly regular visitor from Washington DC is reading this. I’m honoured that my little blog is being perused by so esteemed a personnage; (‘Grovel, grovel,’ as they say in ‘Joseph.’)
Right, that’s got that out of the way! Another sunny, productive day. Oh to be in England, now that April’s here. And, at the slightest smidgen of sunlight, the world and his wife head off to the garden centre/DIY store, or in the case of Ms Miffy and yours truly, Mothercare was added to the list. I manged to stop offspring going too mad in Mothercare (must be at least ten years since last I graced their hallowed portals). We escaped lightly clutching half a dozen teeny tiny pairs of baby socks. Then on the the garden centre (thyme and a dozen trailing lobelias),and Tesco, where Ms Miff’s shopping list for her cooking tonight, plus my supposed ‘top up,’ to the weekly shop came to more than said weekly shop normally does. Still, can’t complain. Especially as Ms Miff is now able to give me lifts to places. Although the packet of Green and Blacks chocolate ginger biscuits seems to have vanished from the cupboard. ??
Another communication from brother. Apparently labour wasn’t exactly straightforward, and little one had to be extracted with the ‘sink plunger,’ giving him intially at least, a passing resemblance to Jean Luc Picard or whatever he’s called – from Star Trek. And poor Mum has had 3 blood transfusions.
Lobelias are now safely planted in their galvanised buckets, and the thyme is decorating the cat’s garden. Let’s hope the wretched creature appreciates all this effort. I cut my finger on some broken crocks whilst I was putting the thyme in. (Hope the doctor was right about the long term immunity conferred by my last tetanus jab, way back in the mists of time). I don’t know WHAT’S up with moggy atm, but he’s been acting most out of character. Normally he’s the gentlest of felines, but the last couple of times I’ve tried to give him his kidney pill, he’s got decidedly tetchy, and has actually raised his paw to scratch me!
Thrills tonight on the latest episode of Doctor Who, as the Daleks, or rather one Dalek made an appearance. Every bit as frightening as I remember. Although as we didn’t have colour TV when I was little, memories are sepia tinted.