Good Evening Friends,
Sorry for long silence however things have been fairly busy this end and really not that much news to report...First my darling Brother In Law is still in hospital after various ups and downs...He has been on a special antibiotic this week and thankfully it is working and today I have to say was the first day that he has been looking better and indeed was almost like his own self, laughing and teasing..Probably I know the results of the antibiotics working and the correct dose of painkillers....however it was just a delight to see him. We are hoping that he will be home by Tuesday. but will not get our hopes up to high as we have thought he might be home various days this week. everything is on hand and planned for his return home. A special hospital type bed was delivered this morning and our local Dr. and nurses are all primed to care for him and my dear Sister...So please just keep praying that we have the strength to keep going in the days to come. My niece Beth has come home to stay with her Mum, and Dad when he gets home. (She lives in Bristol and should be away to France on holiday with Max and Alex but has insisted that they go and of course they will be keeping in touch daily.) what a wonder to live in such an age that although many miles away we can be so close..
I have had visitors these last two weeks. Week one saw an old friend, the Father of one of the children I baby sat for some 48 years ago !! he is now very deaf and almost blind. He always tries to come down from Edinburgh once a year however the last time he was due to visit was the time that Jacqueline died (for new friends, Jacqueline was my Goddaughter Sarah and John's eldest daughter she died very suddenly and unexpectedly at age 47) then last year he discovered he was going blind but he did manage this years visit. He had only been gone over the weekend when another friend arrived from Edinburgh. Sheila and I have known each other for around 45 years. It has been lovely having her as she is a very easy visitor and just settles in so well. I have been visiting the hospital most days so we have not gone perhaps as far as we might have but she has just delighted in being in our lovely village.. I have also set her to work whilst she has been here !! she has re planted the window boxes as the dry weather has left the plants sadly dried up...also re did Mary's raised bed for her. Last night we three went out to dinner and as it was such a lovely evening we went for a little drive afterwords...Sheila has only visited here once before so the countryside around is all new to her. we went on roads that even I had never driven on before, taking little narrow lanes no wider than 8ft they were so little used that the grass was growing up the middle...I was praying that no car was coming the other way or someone.....who might it have been?? would have had to reverse a long long way !! thankfully all was well. Although a bit scary at times. when we were nearly home we passed a field full of rabbits and round a corner were delighted to see roe deer... Tomorrow I am having another visitor this time only for the day. It is the lady who lived here before Mum and I moved in 17 years ago..we have only met a couple of times since then as she now lives up in the Lake District, we will have so ouch to chat about and I will have so much to show her that has changed...Thankfully Sheila is still here so she will be helping me with the entertainment and getting the food ready. We went this morning to Chippenham and bought salad things also some strawberries that I will make into a pudding !!
Keep happy friends, and always remember to LOVE ONE ANOTHER,