Hope your OH has recovered Judithl. Been really hot here again and not looking like we will get any rain.
Been watering my Potatoes, Tomatoes & Lettuce so that job done. Rang my Uncle to see how he is. He had a ramble about his father, my Grandfather, and how useless he was as a parent. I won’t go into that here because I would need a week or two but just to say he didn’t treat his seven children very well. It makes me sad to hear all this because as a child I thought he was wonderful and he always was kind to me. I was very young when he died.
Right, better buck my ideas up and get on with the rest of the the day
Teddy - some people are selfish, unfortunately. I was horrified yesterday at the amount of litter people have left in various places.
We've had RAIN overnight. Still cloudy and hope for more later. Humid, though which isn't very comfortable especially when I'm working on the blanket. Just have a few more rounds around the outside to go - but it's quite a long way. The person I'm making it for saw pictures a couple of people posted on FB of Peeps - please could she have some. I'll do them in the same colours as the blanket.
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Good morning from mild and cloudy Oxfordshire. We've only had a few spots of rain when the garden could really use a good soaking.
I was late to bed because of messaging ED on Facebook. I'm trying to persuade her to register to vote in the US elections, but she's unwilling, saying NC is not a swing state so it's pointless. I'll keep working on her. I was also being supportive because one of her cats, Minnie, has had a terrible abscess which has not cleared up with antibiotics and broke open again yesterday. Minnie eats and drinks well, but has lost a vast amount of weight and will take her last trip to the vet tomorrow. She's not quite fourteen, and her surviving siblings are still fit and well. ED has two more of the litter (they rescued a mama cat), one has disappeared, probably taken by a predator, and another went semi-feral, though they still see it occasionally. ED also has another, younger cat and a dog. Quite a menagerie.
We had a merry chase around the living room and dining room last night after a vole which one of the cats had brought in and released. It was too fast for us, but later I heard a scuffling from the conservatory, where Salem had been asleep. I found the vole on the rug, dead. Oh well, we can't save them all.
YD has her live-stream today. I'm trying to find her latest egg designs but not managed it yet. No idea where she's filed them.
Chicken report: three eggs, from Dottie, Griselda and Lilith. Pearl laid another egg yesterday afternoon, a bit thin-shelled but this time it didn't crack.
Yes indeed. I live in an area where my vote will never change anything. One party got 53% of the vote in the last general election, but I still voted, as did OH and YD. When I was at senior school we had a talk by a lady who had been a suffragette. It so moved me that I have rarely missed voting ever since I turned 18. I couldn't vote when living in the USA of course, and did not vote for the police commissioner here, but that was because we'd had no information on that election, nor did I believe in that change of policy. When I look back I have rarely voted for the person who was eventually elected, but I always vote my conscience. ES and YS are still British, never having taken out US citizenship, so have no vote in either country, because they have lived in the USA too long to have a vote here. ED is a dual national so can vote there, but not here because she too has lived out of the UK for too long.
I'm in late today after the weekly Zoom church cafe coffee morning, which went on a lot longer than usual. It was lovely to catch up with friends. No more real cakes for JB because she is having pre-diabetes checks, so cake is off the menu for the time being.
My M&S order has arrived, some new underwired bras to replace the ones that were mangled in the washing machine. I shall hand wash these, because the old ones were ruined even though they were in zip-up bags.
Our Isle of Wight Tomatoes box has also arrived, with asparagus and a selection of tomatoes, some for cooking, some for salad.
We'll have a Morrison's delivery this afternoon.
Chicken report: two eggs this morning, from Dottie and Lilith.
A joke for GLO: What happens to a frog's car when it breaks down?
News from YD's uni. They are hoping to open the campus on 15th June, having put social distancing measures in place, and spaced the computers further apart. She is thrilled to be going back, because she has seen no friends nor had proper classes for nearly three months. We have mixed feelings of course. Is it going to be safe for her, or for us?
I presume they have done all the necessary risk assessments for YD's uni course. I know that No2 Son is very concerned about what is proposed at the uni where he works in Bristol, but that involves a lot of studio work with different classes. His classes are finished now, and will resume online in September. He's busy with marking now.