1 Driving home from town, I noticed a small boy in a superhero outfit with a blue cloak. He was at a bend on the pavement, waiting for his grandmother who was pushing a pram. The cloak caught the breeze and he was turning to admire the way it blew out in true superhero fashion. It was adorable.
2 I let the chickens out for the day. When they went back, a few didn’t follow. The cock wouldn’t go back either and chivvied his wives back home. He finally followed them back into the run when there were only two errant girls still out. I was charmed. One of the girls has come back since – the other is probably Indi.
3 I should have taken my bike test today but it’s been postponed because my tutor’s mother is very ill – so I’m taking it in early September. It’s all turning into a bit of a slog, but I still hope to get through it. I’m a persistent little thing.
4 I went to fetch some of Jonny’s fine raw milk today. On the way home, a big fox crossed the road. I know that a fox frequents the cornfield behind the annexe, but it doesn’t seem to have come into the garden and there’s no sign of trouble around the hen house.
5 The evenings are getting cold and the heat has gone from the summer. My friend Jack is coming on Wednesday to help me make the tortoise run in the porch. I’ve done as much as I can without resorting to carpentry.