We spent some time this afternoon working in the garden. I do not call it gardening, more hacking and clearing. It was after 7.30 when we stopped, and it was agreed to have another session later in the week. The Sage, Al and Dilly said that they were free on Thursday evening. “I’ll be out”, I said. “can you manage without me?”. “I’ll put on a pretty skirt and strappy sandals and take your place”, offered Dilly.