Indi isn’t daft – she was waiting for me when I went to feed the bantams this evening, having learned that I’ll tempt her along with morsels until I get to the door of the chicken run. Then she will scoot in, to have her share of the food I scatter. I put their corn in feeders now, but give them other stuff night and morning, because they enjoy it so much. We’ve been back up to four eggs for the last couple of days, and the Sage ate three of them for his lunch. I had the fourth.
After lunch, we went over to Lowestoft to buy him some new trousers. Honestly, his clothes have been hanging off him. It wasn’t the easiest of journeys, because the traffic was awful, and it wasn’t until I was looking for the shop in the High Street that he mentioned that the shop he used to buy clothes from shut a couple of years ago, and I should have been a mile down the road. Had I realised, I’d have gone a different way from the outset. Ho hum. Anyway, we got there in the end and he was duly measured, tried on trousers with a 32 inch waist (i think he used to be 36″) and he bought two pairs. So he looks a lot smarter and is much more comfortable. Mind you, the amount he’s been able to eat today, he’ll grow out of them within a few weeks at this rate – which would be great, of course. I’ve got clothes in sizes 8, 10 and 12 (I did ditch the 14s) so I don’t see why he shouldn’t have the equivalent.
We’ve got little Rupert the spaniel staying for a night or two, and then he’s returning next week for a fortnight. Ben is in heaven – he adores Butch, the little boy next door and his small brother and he loves having Rupert to play with too. I was chatting to Butch and Rico’s mother today and she said they aren’t yet sure when their house will be ready. I’ve assured them it doesn’t matter at all. We have no plans to use the annexe ourselves at present and, though we will have guests to stay in a few weeks’ time, we have enough spare rooms in the house for all. It’s lovely to have them there.
Weeza is coming over tomorrow with the children and we’re both looking forward to that.