Friday afternoon . A swarm of green lycra clad cyclists sweep through the village . The mayor and the old farmer are seen unlocking the church door and disappearing inside . It's three thirty . At five there is the umistakeable boink , boink , boink of the slightly cracked bell in the clock tower chiming happily away . Success in their aim to revitalise the ancient device . As they walk homewards past the gate I congratulate them . The mayor beams . The old farmer looks as if all that was needed was his knowledge of mechanical devices . Six o'clock. The infernal device marks the hour by chiming thirteen. Twice . Then it makes a comical Rowan and Martins Laugh - In style BOING ! noise . It stops . There it remains . Fixed for ever at one minute past six o'clock. Proponents of the silent , electrical replacement clock may yet have their day . Worryingly , the old farmers mechanical digger remains parked on the other side of the lane. It's not the unsightliness that bothers us but the uncertainty of what he might be planning to do with it .
The painter has phoned to say he'll be back on Monday morning to paint the shutters . Thus ends a period of six months where we were known as the house with twenty three green shutters and one , small, grey one .
Wilf remains happy . I had to write some speeches for a quick trip to Asia next week . A separate one for each side of the Himalayas . While I worked at a desk in the garden he lay across my feet . The furry warmth of an old family friend . How time flies . Next week it will be eight months since he was diagnosed and two months since he lost his sight . The uncomplaining old fellow knows that " Who looks outside dreams , who looks inside achieves " .
Here's to the next eight...ReplyDelete
We echo the tall guy.ReplyDelete
Don't worry, you'll still be known as the house with 23 green shutters and one grey one--it's only new comers who won't know which house.
XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella
Wilf's wonderful joyous smile always makes my day; hoping dearest Wilfee will have many days of those sweet happy smiles.DBHReplyDelete
Time, and Wilf march on. It should be obvious that not too much stops Wilf. That being said, you have done a great job removing any obstacles in his path so that he can continue to amuse and entertain us. Thanks you so much for the past 8 months, you are all jewels in the crown of life.ReplyDelete
Oh yes please, many many days of those happy smiles on Wilfee's face, no pain, just the pleasure for him to be there with you, and you Angus,to share such happy days with us.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely afternoon.
Bisous to my beloved Wilfee.
We second what JackDaddy says!ReplyDelete
Blessings and Love,
Janelle and Maggie Mae
Wilf looks brilliant in these photographs!ReplyDelete
x (for Wilf!)
Such a happy boy!! Here's to the next eight, indeed!!ReplyDelete
have a safe and sucessful journey to asia. wilf will enjoy the fonts kitchen expertise, but he always misses you so much! to you precious boy...courage and joy do indeed make a handsome face. tjReplyDelete
I love that third picture of Wilf. He looks like one happy dog!ReplyDelete
I'm still trying to figure out what you do for a living. One of these days I'm going to go back through your older blogs again and see if you've mentioned it. I looked at them once awhile ago but I don't recall if you said.
Wilf looks so happy in those pictures! I always smile when I see him.ReplyDelete
I hope someone will take another stab at fixing the old church clock! New electronic clocks just aren't the same!
How time flies. Eight months... We are all so lucky that the pessimistic vet wasn't right. I'm glad that you still have your family fellow snoozing across your feet.ReplyDelete
I'm wondering if Wilf helps with your speeches. He seems so full of wisdom...
I also agree with JackDaddy, and hope that we both are able to enjoy many more days with Wilf and Hamlet!ReplyDelete
We have also been able to read but unable to comment on blogspot blogs; Wordpress has been trouble free. Anyway, it's good to see Wilf is enjoying every day as it comes. Will you be allowed to open your pool, with the water rationing?ReplyDelete
Jed & Abby