Yesterday it was Chic Eleanor's birthday.
I took some Marks and Spencer flowers up to the big house but it looked deserted and so I messaged her and as I suspected she answered as she sipped coffee overlooking Lake Como alongside her sister, presumably both of them in matching pashminas
I photographed her flowers and sent her the photo
" Exquisite Darling John " she texted back
Even Chic Eleanor's texts are delightfully upbeat.
We arranged to meet for gin and tonics in a week's time
I braved TK Maxx and bought a bolster cushion, a pizza wheel and a trendy t shirt.
Winnie kicked the cushion around the living room and seemed quietly delighted that it rolled well
She played with it for at least half an hour.
No other news today