Monday, November 2, 2015

Weekends

A busy Sunday left both of us tired.  The family came on Saturday and we all sprawled round, at least the two dogs and the two girls did, gossiping and catching up on news.  Lucy does not like other dogs and though there were some friendly overtures by Teddy she curled her lip in a pretty fashion and told him to get lost.  The girls and I took the two dogs out for their last evening walk, past the graveyard but it was very, very dark in there and so we opted out of walking amongst the gravestones.

Fog and rain from last night


Lillie had already tripped over a step and smashed up a  ceramic turtle dragon in the garden; poor lamb, heartbroken she had promised to give all her pocket money to LS, he had laughed and said he was glad to get rid of it and it had only come from TK-Max.  Lillie is kind of accident prone, always rushing around doing things, she loves making the coffee, and generally helping in the kitchen, both girls bake, though not always successfully apparently.  With all this fuss about what we eat, and what we are going to die from, perhaps baking should be off the menu as well ;).

They left late Sunday morning, and we went to the drink's thing.  Twenty odd people fitted into a small space, everyone chattering, and I lost most of the conversations.  We met the people who own the land behind the church and our garden, they are 'tidying' it up, their house and grounds seem to be a project for them, not sure I approve of tidying up, it means the wild life vanish, the little rabbits that hop past early in the morning, the hedgehog who rambles around on the grass cutting heap.  Lucy (the dog) handled being left alone for a couple of hours very well, the house was as we left it!  Not this morning though, she had scattered things far and wide, never chews though which is a relief.



6 comments:

  1. Your autumn colours are on a par with ours. I am not good in close confinement with a lot of strangers, although I am by nature gregarious. I don't really do small talk I suppose. Glad that your winsome little Lucy didn't destroy the house in your absence - she has such soulful eyes, bless her.

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    1. She seems to wake up several times in the night though, and has a rummage through the house. Me I'm rather scared of lots of people chattering around me and small talk is not my strong point either. Very good at smiling and nodding...

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  2. I think there is a fine line between leaving a garden area 'natural' and letting it tip over into a jungle that is out of control. If only the 'undesirables' didn't flourish along with the plants we would like to encourage.
    Re baking: I love to bake--and we have neighbors here with whom I can share, so am justifying cookies, cinnamon rolls and such by the fact that we don't eat the whole batch!

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    1. Well I know you and Jennie love to bake, but you have to bake for a lot of people, sitting eating one's way through a batch of scones, or a cake is really unsociable;)

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  3. Glorious shads of autumn there Thelma. Sounds as though Lucy is settling in well.
    I do agree about 'tidying up'. There is a fine line somewhere between making it almost clinical and leaving it in a mess to encourage rodents.

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    1. The trees are beautiful this Autumn, and the soft rainy and occasionally sunny weather keeps the leaves on the trees. LS is talking of maybe buying the small strip of trees behind the back garden but goodness knows how much it would cost.

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