My sister has been working in the garden and on the patio this morning. We’ve chatted in between jobs.
It’s nice to have someone around the cottage.
The sound of someone else pottering has been somewhat comforting.
Roger has adored the new company and has galloped good heartedly when the leaf blower was unleashed.
He’s watched Janet carefully, enjoying the novelty of a fresh face.
He hugged her before she left, as Welsh Terriers do
Eirlys called round with some free range eggs. You may remember I took her a beef stew the other day.
Not one for sentiment she told me that there was a letter for me in the egg box, thanking me for the thought. She held my eyes for a second longer than usual which was her way of hugging me.
I nodded that I understood.
She would have done the same for me.
I’m working tonight and tomorrow. I’m going to see Spielberg’s The Fabelmans on Monday afternoon. I’d planned to see it today but it’s a long film and needs a clear afternoon.
Spielberg’s upbringing was interesting and his family dynamic complicated.
I suspect the film was his therapy in a way……
I will leave you with this little ballet video…..enjoy your Saturday
I was hoping to do a bit of pottering in the garden today, but it's rather wet and I'm a fair weather gardener! The video is mesmerising. Makes it look so easy, but you know they must have rehearsed for hours and hours. Hope the night shifts pass quickly and uneventfully. xxReplyDelete
It’s peaceful so farDelete
Loved the viceo but was mesmerised by Roger - he really is a darling John.ReplyDelete
He is a sweetie…..there’s no side but nice to himDelete
Hi, loved the ballet piece. Take a look on youtube at Nicolas Le Riche performing Ravel’s Bolero - amazing!! Thanx for your always thoughtful blog. Jan in Castle Gresley, Derbys.ReplyDelete
Stunning , and so effecting with the red spot on the stageDelete
Various terriers here insist on stringent measures in our garden at all times - my lovely lily cannot be arsed but likes to help her mum by digginng nice big holes which rainwater can fill for frogs and birds - bless her x 🐸ReplyDelete
Ooo - quelle surprise 😱 -a but !?Delete
My terriers all hate waterDelete
you have quite a lot in common with them, then, by the look of itDelete
Janet always does wonderful work in your garden. Roger approves and he wants to be Janet's friend. Hopefully work will go smoothly. The Spielberg film as therapy sounds about right. Will H&M be inspired to do the same? Book to film is common.ReplyDelete
I was amused that for two hours he followed her every movementDelete
I heard an interview with Spielberg and he said the film was like therapy.ReplyDelete
Loved your comment on holding eyes a second longer than usual. That comment will stay with me for a while, methinks
Thank you, I noticed it immediately after it had happenedDelete
Pottering is good, you can get a lot of small jobs done by pottering. I like eye contact and don't really trust people whose eyes wander around when they talk to me.ReplyDelete
A balance is best isn’t it, too intense and I run for the hillsDelete
I'm not surprised that the good-hearted Roger has made friends with Janet! He was secretly watching to make sure she didn't tip toe away with your garden!ReplyDelete
I, too, love the comforting sound of someone in the next room.
Hope the weekend shifts are pleasant and calm.
Yes, I agree it's somehow peaceful having another person pottering about. Loved the vid. VivReplyDelete
Just that nice tinkering noise in the backgroundDelete
What a quietly satisfying day! However. Content one may be living alone, there is something comfortable and reassuring about having someone you are at ease with being simply there and sharing the space. As a bereaved gentleman once said on a tv interview, whose words I have never forgotten -"someone to share doing nothing with. "ReplyDelete
Yes ..I get that totallyDelete
Pottering, a lovely adjective for going gently about the day. Just listening to Beatrix on R4 Extra, performed by the wonderful Patricia Routledge, obvs it is about Ms Potter herself, well worth a listen, quite long but very good.ReplyDelete
Love that country garden look that is emerging, the gravel, the winding pathways, interesting corners, nothing uniform. No straight lines, effortless chic, achieved by love, care and flippin' hard work. Roll on spring, when colour will emerge. Can't wait to see it. Tess x
It’s at its best in mayDelete
The first anonymous is me John - Weave.ReplyDelete
Stil here pat xx goodDelete
Roger is smart enough to know who to hang out with in the garden. Love the eye contact version of a hug.ReplyDelete
Just as important as one tooDelete
Leaf blowers are useful, but they ain't half noisy!ReplyDelete
He loved the challenge of running in circlesDelete
How exciting to be having more work done on your garden... Roger was doing the supervising of course! That video was mesmerising!ReplyDelete
Jo in Auckland
It was lovely , I am so looking forward in going to the royal ballet in the summerDelete
I miss gardening. You bet my next house will have one.ReplyDelete
I love having a gardenerDelete
A very clever group of dancers. You are so lucky to have a sister close enough, and willing, to help. Roger is a good-natured darling, isn't he.ReplyDelete
I need to go and have some 'quiet time' in your churchyard - we've had the grandchildren 5 and 7 3/4 for three days/nights while the parents went to an Elton John concert, which was rained off just as they got to the stadium, and they were fortunate not to be swept away in floodwaters as they got back to their hotel. Scary, and although I love those littlies, I realise I'm too old for this stuff!!
Welsh Terriers always remind me of my dear late Mama. In almost photo of her before she married there is one in attendance.ReplyDelete
I remember reading an anecdote in Time magazine, decades ago, about Spielberg's upbringing and how his mother encouraged his filmmaking, even allowing him to blow up a pressure-cooker full of cherries in their kitchen for special effects! (That's how I remember the story, anyway...maybe I should look it up and make sure that's accurate!)ReplyDelete