Well the predicted storm Aileen did not seem too wild last night. It looks very wet and windy outside but we slept through the night, including Lucy.
Yesterday we went to the hospital, this normally takes up the day, this time because my wound is not healing properly and I had to have a blood test analysed, all was well. York A&E is a busy place, we must have seen the large waiting room occupants change twice. A lot of children bandaged, summer play accidents I suppose. The staff are hardworking, and kept us up to date, even offering tea and sandwiches. Our nurse was charming and escorted us through the endless corridors for the blood test. Should this terrible government lay one hand on the NHS we should all protest strongly, for it works. The computer system is very effective, and perhaps this one efficient technical wonder has streamlined the system, the only thing we noted was the over cautiousness of the doctors, should something seem not quite right. This I blame on the 'compensation society' we have allowed to grow, it is a destructive force and solicitors should not be allowed to advertise their 'wares' on tv. Think Dickens would have written a thoroughly damning book on the subject.
Lucy was deposited with Alison down the road, though her mum really looks after her. She was perfectly happy when we picked her up had been out in the garden with Elaine, keeping her entertained in the kitchen, fetching shoes, upsetting a bowl of water. She goes with a 'packed lunch' a toy and her bowl, and is supposed to occupy the dog room but her winning ways always get her privileges ;)
More photos, more for my own sake than just flooding my blog.... The first two are picturesque cottages in Avebury, a true Allingham painting of how the Victorian cottages would have looked if you forget the cars! Of course they are creating the myth of Victorian England, white paint would not have existed, and they would have been in a poor state.
|Tall hollyhocks, something I have never been able to grow|
|Pagans playing in the Red Lion pub, quite happily|
|A plague on off-roaders who defile our green lanes with their muddy sport|
|A gentler form of transport, this is all in the Avebury area.|