Scamp had an appointment with the osteopath this morning, so I took the opportunity to grab some shots of the foliage and flowers in the back garden. As the sun was good and warm, I scouted round to find a sheltered spot for a seat in the sun because you have to make the most of these sunny days. The back garden wasn’t an option as there was a strong wind blowing along all the gardens in the block, so I parked myself at the front door and got stuck into my latest book – The Bone Clocks.
When Scamp came back she announced that we should go to Dobbies to use up her birthday cream tea voucher. There was a sting in the tail of course. She wanted ‘somebody’ to haul a bag of potting compost into the boot of her car. I didn’t mind, and the cream teas were lovely.
When we got back, I planted out some Tesco mint that was getting a bit pale and leggy on the kitchen windowsill and also sowed some basil seeds I’d got at Dobbies.
Basically that’s all the work I did today, apart from driving a staple into my thumb as I was fixing the lining to Scamp’s sweet pea box. Later in the afternoon, Scamp declared that it was Pimms O’ Clock. Me? I had mint tea – a mix of peppermint and spearmint, fresh from the garden.
I got an email from Alex tonight reminding me that it was 16 years yesterday since Susan died and so today was my dad’s anniversary. Where did all those years go?