I hope that you like the new photograh it is one I took the other day of the beautiful clematis that we have on the fence which divides Mary's garden from mine. we both love clematis and this one is growing so well.
At last yesterday we had a rather wet day here in the South west of England. first in quite a while. The gardens are already looking much better and I am sure the farmers will be happy. It meant that Peter did not have to come and water all the pots etc. last night. On Wednesday I went up early to Sarah's to meet the man who was coming to collect the books. Thankfully Max, Beth's husband arrived just as I did so we were both here as well as a friend of Max's (they have been working hard on the property painting rooms etc and this week re flooring the deck and paniting the outside) The man duly arrived clutching I think maybe 6 or 7 plastic carrier bags.....LOL....I showed him some of the already bagged books and he was quite taken aback to say the least !! he said "OH, I see, I only have a small car, don;t think I will be able to get them all in" that's ok we said, just take what you can, Max and Simon (I think that's his name) will help you carry them I out. Much relieved he said "thank you" I can come back in a little while with a bigger car and collect the rest of the bags" good I said, by that time Max will have filled some more bags..there are still three bookcases to empty upstairs !!! By now that poor man was quite bewildered with all the many books and said " Think this was a library with house attached" LOL. still it was wonderful to get them all removed in all I think there was 18 large sacks and 4 big boxes of books !! It will be good for the charity to be able to sell them I am sure. After I left Max to pack the other sacks I cam back home and as it was a nice day Mary and I decided to go to Chippenham to do some shopping and have some lunch there. Yesterday it was again to Chippeham this time to the cottage hospital where Mary had an appointment with a physio who was fitting a knee brace. They think that it might relieve pain she has been having in her knee from arthritis..It is not too bulky although I am still not at all sure that it is going to be practical for Mary. She walks around a lot in the village and there is quite a hill from here up to the village in the afternoon yesterday when she went up to her meeting one of the "catches" came undone when she was going up so she had to stop and take it off altogether !! she will have another try today I will put it on for her when she comes over. When we got home Margaret and Mitch were already here so that was good. I had made a casserole for lunch and had it in the oven before we went away so it wasn't very long before I had everything on the table ! Yesterday the postman brought a nice parcel....it was materiel for two dresses that I had ordered. Muriel, bless her, is going to make me a couple of dresses for the cruise in September. Just hope she approves of the materiel that I got !! I can't sew so have really know idea what materiel's are best !!! also I realise I should have got cottons for sewing them up but didn't think about that. I w expect she may have some or I can buy that in Bath I expect.. Today we may go into Bath will wait and see how the weather goes.
Bye for now. God Bless and LOVE ONE ANOTHER.