Here's an upstairs through-the-dirty-window photo of our mostly-Holly hedge - it turns to Ivy on the right, and is beloved of the insects. Our neighbour did a very good job of trimming it.
As I had the oven on, I made a batch of Chocolate Chip cookies - haven't made them in years, but Morning's Minion mentioned them recently and I just had to make some. Doubles up as treats in case the children at the cottage next door come trick or treating tonight. I don't think they will, but they are staying the weekend (parents not together any more) so just in case. Shout out if you would like recipes for the cake. The CC Cookies are from the BBC Good Food listings on line. I think they called them old fashioned ones or something.
I am really so pleased at the farmers helping us out. Gosh, the awful one we lived next door to in Carms wouldn't cross the road to spit on you if you were on fire, and there were a couple of extremely disrespectful things he said to me about our daughters, which had I ever repeated them to Keith, he'd have killed him. Truly. Everyone is just so friendly and helpful round here. I walked down into town this morning (it's about a mile and a half) to get Keith's paper, and was dreading the hills-all-the-way on the return journey. Would you believe that the same neighbour who gave me a lift the other day, was passing again, but before I'd left town, and brought me back home again. Talk about good timing!
I have just about decided on one of the blocks for the cushion covers, so will go and do some cutting out I think. Watch this space.