A bit of a whoops today. I locked my friend John in church.
You see, what happened is this – we all had coffee and then Brenda, Jo and I washed up and cleared away and Jo and I were the last to leave. The church itself isn’t locked, but the kitchen/meeting rooms are, and Jo and I were deep in conversation as we turned the keys and went out. We were still talking in the road when Brenda drove back. John had nipped into the loo, and emerged to find that there was no way back into the church or to the outside. He had my mobile number, but my phone was on ‘silent’ so I didn’t know. Fortunately, Brenda’s home number was written up on a notice, she being a churchwarden.
I apologised profusely, of course, and John, being really an extremely sweet-natured person, not only forgave me but took me out to lunch as well. And, when he brought me home, pleased me by admiring The Wall, which he had seen during construction but not since we cleared the grass and spare bricks from around it.
The forecast rain did not arrive. There were a few random tiny dots on a couple of occasions, but not enough to reach the ground, let alone wet it. It was warm and sunny again this afternoon and that seems to be what’s set to stay. Just as well I didn’t get around to planting vegetables, I’m not even going to grow the squashes. It occurs to me that I’m saving a couple of hours a day at present – much as I love home-grown veggies and enjoy the growing of them, it would be a headache now, just trying to keep them alive.
There should be some asparagus, though. I’ll pick it tomorrow.