As I'm in Limeslade for a couple of weeks, supporting my 92 year old aunt through her second cataract operation. There were complications with both eyes, but the outcome has been good for the left eye, and the signs are good for the right one. As she had extremely poor vision before, this is excellent news. As a thank you for the help, she wants to knit Thandi a winter coat. I don't much like the knitting pattern I've managed to get hold of. Does anyone have a favourite pattern they could recommend?
Talking of coats, I put Thandi in her rain coat today, as they weather was so bad. She hates it, and didn't want to walk in it - or the rain! You can probably see why!
We travelled down on Monday, through flooded roads - and that was at Highgate! The motorway was awash, which is never pleasant; I'm always pleased when I can see the Mumbles Lighthouse in the distance, which means we are almost there. The last time we came down to Wales, we drove through a snow blizzard. I hope these aren't omens for the winter. Fortunately, Thandi is an excellent car passenger - always has been, right from the day in 2005 when I collected her from Mo and Elwyn at the Three Counties Show, and drove her to Limeslade in an oversize crate propped on the back seat. Zack is a nightmare in the car, arising from who knows what in his youth, before he was rescued. He paces the back seat, oblivious to Thandi, who tries to keep out of his way to avoid being trampled on. Good job they're friends!
A muddy day out with the girsl at half term - can you see the disappearing bedlington?