Wilf is delighted with the rickety old farmhouse. He has never lived anywhere which has enjoyed such a constant stream of visitors. I might ( in my politer and less frazzled moments ) call them plumbers, electricians, masons, joiners, gardeners but to him they are all possible bearers of edible goodies or ball throwing companions.
Some of you asked about the link between Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin. Later this month they will be performing together at a concert in Philadelphia in aid of their favourite charities. Ms.Rice is a very accomplished pianist who regularly played for the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Quite a renaissance woman: Provost of Stanford, Secretary of State, and a concert pianist in her spare time. How do these people manage to do it?.