I was reading in bed this morning, quite early, when there was a loud sound outside. I glanced out and it looked very windy and it wasn’t until I looked again a couple of minutes later that I realised it was torrential rain. The gutters, which have been cleared, were overflowing. Quite odd, it was over in a few minutes.
i packed and sorted various things out and was a few minutes earlier than I’d expected to leave. Just the cat to call, to be sure I hadn’t locked her out. She’s normally very good about coming when called, but no luck this morning. I went upstairs, outdoors, checked the beds and the study – then the postman arrived and there was something to be dealt with immediately, so it was just as well, perhaps. And then I remembered going into the big dining room and shutting the door when I came out, and there she was, waiting at the door.
it was lovely to see Mig and Barney again. I had an easy run, it was just three hours door to door. We chatted and lunch and drank tea and I drove the next hour down to Zig, who had a couple of friends round, one of whom had her very elegant little whippet with her. Baby Doc was also there, but her sister had already left for the airport.
Zig is feeling much better and, though thinner, looks wonderfully well. She’s so glad to be out of hospital and up and about again. I told her of the lots of people who’ve sent their love and good wishes. We ate delicious apple doughnuts and drank more tea, then Baby Doc’s boyfriend arrived to drive her off for the weekend. I hadn’t met him before, he’s absolutely lovely. It’s his graduation ceremony this weekend – he’s also a doctor.