........the content of the post bears no relation to the photograph accompanying it!
|Swan on the lake at Trentham Estate taken last Sunday morning|
In a week where everything has been about the glorious weather, (except yesterday but we did need the rain!), woodsmoke in the air, Halloween pumpkins and pomegranates in the market, ghostly and macabre apparitions in shop windows, children off school on bikes and scooters down the road, Diwali fireworks and a 'penny for the guy' collector we have received our first Christmas card. I wasn't in the least surprised to receive it so early, knowing from whom it came, but what did surprise me was to receive one for 2012 as well. Let me explain!
We have a dear elderly friend who, each year sends or gives us a package containing an Easter card, a wedding anniversary card and two birthday cards and I keep them safe and open them as each event comes along. Our friend is now 86 and is concerned about losing her memory - I have to say when I speak to her each Sunday morning she is as bright as a button and when I can't remember something like a name or place she is quick to fill in the blanks. She also tells me that non of her family have ever lived over the age of 87 and so she has sent us a card for 2012 just in case she a. loses her memory or b. doesn't get to the end of next year. Half of me is amused by this but the other half feels quite sad, disturbed, uneasy - what other words can I use to describe the whirligig of emotions? I expect I will put the card somewhere safe (not too safe or I'll never find it!) and open it when the time is right and hope I can still 'phone her to say thank you.
On a brighter note don't forget it is 'Feed the Birds' day tomorrow. Here is a link to the - RSPB - site. I shall just carry on as normal as I feed the birds every morning - I love to sit and watch them through the window as I eat my lunch. Also tomorrow is the end of British Summer Time so the clocks go back an hour. Remember Spring forward and Fall (Autumn) back. This of course means the evenings getting darker earlier which I don't like very much.
We've got a busy weekend ahead with a first for me of a Saturday funeral - I've never come across that before - so I'm going to schedule my post of photos for the October Scavenger Hunt and hope that blogger works as it should.
Well, whatever you have planned or not as the case maybe, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend:)