I'm glad to report that Keith is a little bit better - eyes fine now and headache easing slightly, and he has his appetite returning. After a week sat in the chair though, he is going to have to start walking again, to get back to better fitness levels. His shoulder has been feeble from not being used. Use it or lose it, isn't that what they say? It doesn't take long to lose it at our age. Rain has put off a walk today but we may go up the hill (Tam and I) in a little while. It is SO humid, I can't go far, that's for sure.
Tam and I had cabin fever today. I desperately needed to get OUT and as we needed a trip to the shop and PO at Dryslwyn, we did that and came the Long Way Home, via Llanfynydd. We also stopped by my friend Pam's as she was out cleaning her windows and had our first Socially Distanced chat since we both had to retire into Shielding. We stood in the rain, chatting, but who cares. We shall be able to do this again now. We explored the lane past her house as a possible walk - just as well as the first section of it is twice as long as it appears on the map, but no matter, when I am fitter again . . .
Here are a few photos of beautiful old Llanfynydd church and the God's Little Acre in front of it. I didn't go in, but masses of Ox Eye Daisies and I don't doubt lots of other wild flowers too.
Sorry, this is the only view - as you can see, taken through the car windscreen, and it was raining quite steadily. When we do the walk there will be much better ones.
Back at home, and here is my rambler The Garland, with bits of Adelaide D'Orleans peeping through when you stand close.
The biggest pear tree, laden with fruit again. I shall have to dig out some recipes to mop them up.
At the front gate, the yellow rose (Golden Showers?) has an offspring of Paul's Himalayan Musk scrambling up and around the cherry tree behind it.
This was something to look forward to. My old one has been dieing for a while (Tesco cheapie) with bits of metal covering peeling off and when there was a smell of burning plastic last week, I bit the bullet and Tam helped me chose a new one. This is straightforward to use, the blue matches bits of blue in the room and I love the Retro look of it. It should last a good bit longer.
Finally, I made this cake last week but forgot to put the recipe up. If you enlarge it you should be able to read it. Makes a nice moist cake. I found three packets of close-to-use-by date Dessicated Coconut in the cupboard (I must have bought two on offer) so this was a bid to use some up. I never bother with icing on the top. Too much faffing about and extra needless calories. Now we have no Fairs to go to (and thus cake to hand around), I am only baking now and again.