Momentous, though little momentum

It is a big day today. Mr L is applying to take his pension… or he was intending to do so today. Of course he is unable to find his Birth Certificate. I gave him mine immediately on request and I gave him our Marriage Certificate – there are some advantages to having been an Administrator by profession. It seems however that Software Engineers lack some organisational skills…

A new certificate has been ordered and was a surprisingly easy and fast process by telephone. No wonder identity theft is so easy. As Mr L said “I could have been anybody.

I got off to a slow start today, having been woken at 5 am by a migraine. For once I was lucky and managed to sleep it off right away. When I woke again five hours later, it had gone. Still suffering that strange lassitude and weakness that comes with the head so have done little other than to prepare lunch and to hang out a few clothes on the line. I should be preparing for tomorrow’s trip to town really.

One thing that did get done was the consultation questionnaire on the North Isles transport thing. It all seems a bit pointless; should we exit the EU, Westminster is not going to fund our transport. They could not care less. Nor are they going to give Holyrood the pot to support our ferries properly. It leaves us without the proverbial paddle, I believe. Perhaps we could swim to Tesco. Perhaps not.

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It is entirely a reflection of how low I have been feeling since coming home that it was only today that I thought about wandering up the garden for a look-see. The irises have been very late this year and were not even budding when we went away but today I found them running riot.

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What they lost in punctuality they appear to have gained in profusion and each stem has many buds open it rather than the usual two or three.

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The iris in our garden run into the iris in the wetlands beyond and further still into  the field beyond that. All is a haze of yellow. The blooms themselves are loaded with insect life.

There are no orchids though, somebody mowed them!



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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

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Seems to me that making plans is a complete waste of time! Once again the weather gods have a different set of plans to our own but hey, ho, we are happy to go where the wind blows… or the tide drifts, or whatever. More like where the wind doesn’t blow, though. The weather gods… Continue reading Aft agley

Tonight’s view from the van is of olive groves and cloud. We have decided to spend only one night here and will move on to Olvera tomorrow. Dusty came for a walk with us this afternoon, there is a track that runs straight from the campsite into the National Park. Very nice and he walked well, until the rain started and he asked to go back into his carrier! #wp #spain #cats #Dusty

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