With the septic tank trenches at last filled in it's time to get on the net and order roses for the garden from David Austin ( www.davidaustinroses.com ) and bulbs from Peter Nyssen in Manchester ( www.peternyssen.com ). Everything we wanted in stock and both orders despatched the same day. Delivery promised for Tuesday. We shall see. Most packages arrive in the post from England within two days but it has also been known to take five weeks.
Wilf seems to have settled into a routine of misty eyed contentment. After breakfast and a quick walk, he positions himself under the palm tree in the courtyard. From this vantage point he can supervise the workmen, bark at the post lady and monitor our movements. A routine of sleep, lunch and tickles. Canine satisfaction from knowing that only a few things are really important.
On the other side of the lane the old farmers Christmas star still shines, unseasonably, bright. On this side of the lane so does Wilfs.