Lovely to see you. What can I get you to drink? Dinner won't be long.
While I'm about it, think of Non-Working Monkey at 5 pm tomorrow, Montreal-time (which is probably half-past never anywhere else) as it will be the time she starts to get married. She's one of the many bloggers I visit and comment to regularly, even though they never visit (as far as I know) or comment in return, which means a) that I'm a lovely person and b) that she's worth the effort.
While you're in the wedding mood, raise a glass to Sheer Almshouse and her new husband.
And, though this wedding isn't for nearly two more weeks, please drink another toast to Martin and Wendy, who MET THROUGH THIS VERY BLOG. Yes, really. It is my proudest moment as a blogger, because they are both absolutely lovely (yes, I've met them so I know 'tis true) and so deserve each other, in the best possible way.
Anyway, now your glass is empty after all this toasting - let me top you up. Twiglet? Cheese straw (of course they're home-made, if not by me)? Interesting little baked thingy straight out of the oven? Ooh, another swig of gin will sooth. No, spit it out on the napkin, I won't even notice.
Scarlet and Pinkie have gone back to the farm today. The Sage called round with some corn on the cob for them and they are fine, and send their love. Pinkie is the oldest cow on the farm, at 12 years old. She may well calve by the end of the month; I'll let you know. Scarlet's calf will arrive next month. We won't, probably, have cows on the field until next April to give the grass time to grow, but there's plenty of good hay and silage for them and they will be well cared for. Graham, Jonathan and Brian are excellent farmers of the cows in their care and they know every animal on the farm well.
Winter draws on, as they say, and Al has pumpkins for sale at the shop. For myself, I'm into smart little skirts, which unfortunately means I can't wear comfortable shoes any more. It's not that my shoes don't fit, just that walking shoes and sandals are so comfy and nothing else quite matches up. Still, appearance is everything, don't you think?
Lovely music and French lessons today, I had a great time. I do think teenagers are worth spending time with.
Tomorrow, weather permitting (the forecast is good), we're bringing on the wall again.