Have you been listening to the Book of the Week - In My Mind's Eye by Jan Morris? She calls it 'memorisation'. I love Jan Morris's book on Wales - The Matter of Wales (I think), but had not realised she had written 40 books about her life and travels. I must explore her other books, though as you may have gathered I am not too interested in books about travel.
What struck me was the word memorialising, this is what we do on our blogs, as Morris has done in her book, we allow past memories to glide through on a whim, a blog becomes a diary, a capturing of memories.
This weekend my daughter, two grandchildren and Teddy the Whippet come down. It will be the first time Teddy has been here with my two bantams. As anyone knows greyhounds and whippets chase anything that moves, so the bantams along with Phoebe the hen will be penned. Lady Jane is still broody, I pick her up unceremoniously each morning and put her down in the garden, when she eventually shakes herself down and gets something to eat, my other little bantam Fey is totally friendly, chuntering away to me as she goes about her business, the only one who produces eggs at the moment though.
Jo has put out the first of the apples in the village, Worcesters, their sharp red and green like the apples children crayon in. The weather is also drawing in, black clouds from the West, and I shall have to collect the entourage from the station at Malton. Have I ever mentioned that I have become insecure about driving? I worry, all to no avail, everyone says I drive as I always did when I chaffeured my children around Bath, but there is always that nagging worry at the back of my mind, bit like that little black furry creature on the advert on television!
So for the moment that are my thoughts for the day ;) Blessings on everyone who reads it...