So I am still wheezy and coughing but here is what happened today in my tiny corner of our globe!
An early start meant dogs walking before their breakfast – Dog is used to this routine but Pup still is a little puzzled by it. I used that to my advantage today; because he was hungry he quickly cottoned on that if he fell in beside me at heel he got some kibble so we had much reduced pulling 0n the lead again today.
When we got to the woods I was looking for the signs of spring – and at the far end I found wild daffodils:
Then they met a wild Pup who was about to rip them up and they were left a little askew …
Obviously he thinks it is his job to protect me from those vicious wild daffodils! These next two are a little ‘soft focus’ but the young green buds on the honeysuckle are so pretty:
The return journey saw me with a very muddy Pup – he had been rolling in the leaf litter:
Breakfast quickly sorted I got on and got myself ready to head of for my interview. A six hour round trip (I could have done it in 5 hours) for 15 minutes of interview for a temporary job which has almost certainly been given to an internal candidate. I did get a phone call as promised this afternoon – well I assume it was my interview panel calling ( it was one of those centralised NHS numbers that if you ring back they have no idea who actually phoned you) because it rang twice, I answered it and was hung up on. Two different bus companies also meant it cost me £9.90 and I am going to ask for that back.
It was a standard and unexciting interview.
While I was in Dundee I popped into the bank to pay in a (small value) cheque and to a big department store for which I had a gift card at Christmas. I couldn’t find clothes to buy with it – they are lovely colours this season but I am not quite ready for sleeveless t-shirts yet! BUT they did have my perfume and I have pretty much squeezed every drop out of my current bottle so I bought myself Eau de Parfum as my Christmas Gift. Then I went and got green tea and toast at Costa before coming home.
As I boarded the bus I had an acquaintance stop me to tell me that Evelyn doesn’t have her hearing aid at the moment … I am not sure that Evelyn really appreciates how many folk in our community notice her when things are going wrong for her. I would love it if all the more vulnerable people in our community got the same attention but I suspect Evelyn gets it because she talks to everyone.
Tomorrow I am off again to meet a Social Enterprise expert with the aim of progressing the business plans (and I might have a few minutes to pop to the Harbour or even the beach). So it will be another pre breakfast dog walk … hope we can avoid a muddy puppy tomorrow though!