Today was even hotter than yesterday, around 25ºC, which was very enjoyable. It’s due to cool down for the rest of the week, so I should get some gardening done. Last night, we put the chickens in with the newbies after dark, and this evening they went in of their own accord, all except the old bantam. She returned to the coop, and I fetched her after she’d gone to roost. She’d looked quite discomfited to be the only one, so I hope she’ll join them all tomorrow night. It’s all gone very smoothly, I’m glad I took it slowly. I’m very fond of my girls and didn’t want them stressed. We’re going to put wire round the shed, though, the rats are biting at the door already and I have to put a slab of concrete where they’ve gnawed.
I really wish I enjoyed reading on a Kindle. I’ve got a number of books downloaded – this is the app on phone or iPad, I don’t have an actual Kindle because it’d be a waste – but a book has to be one I’ve read before and don’t have to concentrate on fully, or else something quite light, because it doesn’t engage me like a real book does. My sister has gone over mostly to Kindle books though, as have some other friends and it’s certainly easiest on holiday if you’re limited by space or weight. I was invited to join a book group nearly two years ago – this was something I’d always thought wasn’t me at all, but it’s a small group of lovely friends, and we’re limited to eight as that’s the most that someone can get round her dining table – and it’s very enjoyable. Last month, we talked over dinner about books versus Kindle, and we were pretty well equally divided. Neither faction rejected the other’s preference, though, it was just a matter of convenience and enjoyment, of course.
I just sneezed. Four times over a few minutes. Five, dammit. I hate sneezing. My ears are ringing now. They were big sneezes and there’s no reason for it. Dammit.
Darlings, it’s nearly ten o’clock and I’m such a lightweight nowadays, I’ll be off to bed soon. I’m catching up on blogs tomorrow though. I seem to have time either to read or to write but not both – I don’t like the phone app of any feed reader and don’t get to the computer for more than half an hour or so at a time – but I do miss you.