After a sharpish frost last night, this afternoon was warm and sunny and we got quite a lot done in the garden. More to the point, the tortoises were much more alert and started eating again – one mustn’t worry if they go a day or two without food in cold weather, but it’s a relief when they get back to normal. Once she started, Edweena found she was very hungry and ate artichoke leaf, echinops leaf, deadnettle flowers, rose petals, a dandelion and some cucumber. She also did a massive and healthy-looking wee, with the white stuff that means her kidneys are not having a build-up of *whatever might end up causing a kidney stone* – so that’s all right.
It was only half past five when we came in and settled down, but I felt the moment for a drink had arrived, fetched R some cider and myself a gin and tonic – I’d have had white wine, but I didn’t have any in the fridge. I also fetched R a packet of crisps so that I could have a couple. Ben rather liked the notion of crisps too and gazed hopefully.