A summer day

Blue sky, fluffy clouds, sunshine. I just hope there isn’t the cold north wind we’ve had lately that brings the temperture down.
It’s shearing time tomorrow, only five here, Ieuan’s busy with his haylage so it looks like John will be on his own. His sheep are large and heavy so it is har work. Tim will have to help more instead of just shearing.
There are lots of flies about so it will be good to get sheep sheared.
John is fascinated by the shopping channel that sells jewellery. They have rings etc that start at £695 and end up at £99. It’s like a reverse auction ! A lot of it is very modern. He bought me a necklace and ear ring set in a local boutique, run by Debbie, in the old market hall, it is in red stones and very pretty, made by Debbie’s sister in Cilgerran.

Holly has been here 2 years yesterday. She had a good brush which she sort of likes, and clean blankets on her bed. John thought she had a flea the other night but I couldn’t see any.
I think she’s mostly very happy. Still only 99.5% house trained.

A summer day

Blue sky, fluffy clouds, sunshine. I just hope there isn’t the cold north wind we’ve had lately that brings the temperture down.
It’s shearing time tomorrow, only five here, Ieuan’s busy with his haylage so it looks like John will be on his own. His sheep are large and heavy so it is har work. Tim will have to help more instead of just shearing.
There are lots of flies about so it will be good to get sheep sheared.
John is fascinated by the shopping channel that sells jewellery. They have rings etc that start at £695 and end up at £99. It’s like a reverse auction ! A lot of it is very modern. He bought me a necklace and ear ring set in a local boutique, run by Debbie, in the old market hall, it is in red stones and very pretty, made by Debbie’s sister in Cilgerran.

Holly has been here 2 years yesterday. She had a good brush which she sort of likes, and clean blankets on her bed. John thought she had a flea the other night but I couldn’t see any.
I think she’s mostly very happy. Still only 99.5% house trained.

A summer day

Blue sky, fluffy clouds, sunshine. I just hope there isn’t the cold north wind we’ve had lately that brings the temperture down.
It’s shearing time tomorrow, only five here, Ieuan’s busy with his haylage so it looks like John will be on his own. His sheep are large and heavy so it is har work. Tim will have to help more instead of just shearing.
There are lots of flies about so it will be good to get sheep sheared.
John is fascinated by the shopping channel that sells jewellery. They have rings etc that start at £695 and end up at £99. It’s like a reverse auction ! A lot of it is very modern. He bought me a necklace and ear ring set in a local boutique, run by Debbie, in the old market hall, it is in red stones and very pretty, made by Debbie’s sister in Cilgerran.

Holly has been here 2 years yesterday. She had a good brush which she sort of likes, and clean blankets on her bed. John thought she had a flea the other night but I couldn’t see any.
I think she’s mostly very happy. Still only 99.5% house trained.

Holly’s new ball

She has a new football with a carry strap.  I’ve given her Mark’s old one that I was using for exrcising,  it must be 20+ years old but she is so pleased.  I expect by the morning it will be down the bank and John will have to climb down and retrieve it. 

We had our Scribblers meeting on Monday at Heather’s new flat in Cardigan.  It is a retirement apartment complex, no care involved.  I think she went there under a slight misconception.  She doesn’t need ‘care’ yet but it is like where Mum lived in Egham, only more official.    Mum had Linda, the manager who kept an eye out for her but Ican’t see the office people at Maes Mwldan doing that.  I told Heather that if you become ill or in infirm then you have to leave. 

A daily lunch is part of the package and myself and Denise  stayed and went  into the dining room.  It was like hospital or average canteen food.  Not very good.  I had a ham salad, quite boring.  Cheap apple pie and custard and the custard had no sugar in it!  

She said the rice pudding had no sugar in it either.  She’s been there five weeks and doesn’t feel settled yet, I don’t think it’s worked  out how she hoped.  She is on the third floor and the windows are so dangerous.  They push out and a small person could easily fall out, whilst pulling it in.  She does it with her stick. 

I hope she  settles in.  She’s also farther from Cardigan town centre than she thought.

Another wet day

Have just had the pleasure of damp Small’s company sitting on my lap here bumping my fingers as I type.  It’s going to rain all day.  The weekend should be better.

John has bought a garden cart  and is putting it together. He hopes it will be useful around the place.  We could do with a shed toput these things in.  Especially the bike which gets left in the utility room.

The farmers want the grass to grow but we want some summer (whatever that is). 

 

Friday evening

How quickly the week has gone.  It’s a beautiful evening but cold and the sun is low in the sky but shining in the kitchen window too bright for me to wash up.  I’ve been in Carmarthen again to visit the dental hygienist.  My teeth are better but still not quite up  to standard, one more visit.  Helen came to meet me and we went to Wilkinsons for coffee and for me to buy small presents for Felipe the boy I sponsor in Bolivia.  He is 10 in July and it is diffiocul;t to find things that are small enough to fit in an A5 and which he might like.  I bought a geometry set, pens and post its.  Sometimes the postage costs more than the present.  They have a completely different life style there and are very poor. 

The food in Wilkinsons is not good, their scones were ore like rock cakes, coffee was nice.  We’re going to Swansea theatre in July. 

Back to normal next week, yoga on Wednesday.

Still cool….

sunny and cloudy, not completely settled to start the silage.  John has invented an adaption to go on the back of the quad to crush bracken thats is coming out from the side of the lower fields.  Crushing  and damaging it helps to kill it as good as cutting it. 

I went to a yoga class yestrday, it was advertised as gentle and chair yoga.  There were 4 of us older ladies, two of whom liked to talk as well.   I want to do it to help improve my posture  and strengthen myself.  I did some years ago but it’s on a to-do list like a lot of things.  Anyway I enjoyed it.  Beryl came for coffee and I took her home after and I shan’t do that again as two trips t0 town is a bit much,

We had a good Scribblers meeting on Monday and next Monday morning myself and Ken re going to a writrs workshop at Ceridwen.