Plans are well in hand for the Village Festival. We’ve had our final meeting, reckoning that the remaining details can be sorted out by email and face-to-face – we do talk to each other once in a while – which reminds me, after the interviews at the school a couple of weeks ago and before we discussed the appointment, two members of the panel popped out of the room and the Head and I took the quiet opportunity to check our emails. His PA came in with some tea and laughed at us. There we both were, tapping away at our iPhones, looking as if we were carrying on a silent conversation.
I am as besotted as ever with the phone, I’m afraid, and spend a happy few minutes, two or three times a week, checking out apps. Rog thinks that four or five pages are normal; I’m afraid I have eight and a half. I do like to have a couple of games on the go, as well as lots of information, some of it in game form (I’m not half bad on the Highway Code now, nor on anatomy: I finally know my arse from my elbow). then there are books, audio books, newspapers, the radio (which is a bit rubbish in this poor-digital-reception area) and Spotify, never mind the things that come as standard anyway. And I still sleep with the phone under my pillow. It’s not the last thing I cuddle at night, but it’s generally the first that I handle in the morning.
These dull, mild days are wonderful for the greenhouse plants, and the rain – not that we’ve had whole lots here – is splendid for the veggies. I haven’t had to water outside since Saturday, which is a bonus at this time of year. Of course, I don’t water flowers or lawn. I have plants that are suitable for sandy, gravelly soil in a sunny spot, instead.
Weather permitting, Dave is coming over tomorrow and we hope to complete the longest section of wall this week. Then I can weed and dig and plant out the bed beneath and after that we can start on the final stretch. It’s something like 35 feet long and 5 feet tall, so it’s more work than I’m making it sound, but the end will be in sight.
Today’s app – iAssociate 2. Which is free. I’m enjoying it so much that I’ve paid for the original iAssociate as well.