And tonight I’m doing nothing. I’ve read the papers, I’ll read a book, but I won’t put on the television, especially not the news. I made that mistake at 6 o’clock and it was so shocking again. I’m getting to the stage where I can’t take news with pictures any more, I’m so sorry about the dreadful things that happen but I can’t do anything about them and I can’t bear them in my brain.
So I’ll think of five good things.
1 The hen blackbird (and the robin) have been following me about, checking out the piles of grass in the barrow. The blackbirds are nesting under the eaves of Kenny’s shed, the blue tits in the bird box, but I don’t know where the robins’ nest is.
2 The sun shone today, it was lovely. I had to go and change into a t-shirt.
3 I wanted an omelette for lunch, but only had enough eggs for one, so the Sage went to squeeze a few chickens. The eggs he brought back were still warm!
4 Wink rang this evening, not for any particular reason, just for a chat.
5 The Sage has been getting such nice emails regarding his retirement. People are very kind.