Cowart's Common Room
Full of the joys of spring I bought two Geraniums in flower this afternoon for £6. I also took about 5 kilos of books to the Dogs Trust shop, bought milk, bananas and shoe polish at Waitrose, some picture hooks at the ironmonger, took a jacket to the cleaners from whose pen pocket a pen had shed ink, (the assistant muttered and was doubtful), paid money into the Bank for the Town Twinning and played the piano in the church to an elderly couple. I asked them if they minded but they said it would add to the enjoyment of their visit. Help! 'I'm only a beginner,' I told them. Anyway they stayed for a respectable time but after about ten minutes I looked up and they had gone. My audience walking out on me. Story of my life.
Walking back up the hill I could see a Cafe Nerro balloon in the roadway in front of me blowing in the breeze. I wondered what would happen. If it wasn't burst by a car or picked up by a public spirited soul I would overtake it as the wind wasn't blowing it very fast, but of course either of those possibilities could occur first, but the wind blew it first onto the steps leading to the dental surgery and the balustrade there held it long enough for me to pass it.
Of such excitements is our life here made up. We have no seals with ferocious teeth (or even Alsatians). What we do have is a Blackbird, very tame, she takes no notice of me at all, but she is a real bag lady of a blackbird and hasn't preened her feathers this side of Christmas I would think. They are in a terrible state. Obviously her parents couldn't have been up to much.
Still haven't put the dishwasher on. It's almost full so I will do it tonight. Wish me luck.