We got out of bed this morning to snow! scant covering and small numbers of flakes but chilly and dreich. Nevertheless I got on with the ‘spring’ clean for Ollie’s visit. Pup stopped me sweeping the rug with the handbrush – he got hold of my hand with his mouth and sat down. Next he climbed on my back whilst I was bent over sweeping. Finally in an effort to stop me discarding anything valuable (his idea of valuable and mine are poles apart) he took to rooting through the bin bag just incase I had thrown out his special bits of cardboard or nettle stalks.
I moved on to his favourite cleaning technique – mopping. He insisted on sitting on the next bit I needed to do shuffling forward reluctantly as I went. Then he went and sat on the wet gooy bit just behind the mop. He supervised me with the vacuum and attempted to do the feather dusting. Lastly as I tried to was the leather sofa he kept sitting on the wet bits.
Next was the bathroom and I managed to sneak in and do that without being watched and then the kitchen. I had just stopped to have breakfast when a text arrived. The snow at Ollies house was heavier and they wanted to know what ours was like. In due course a decision was made to postpone and since it has gone on the same all day and since the hills between here and there were invisible in the snow clouds I think it was sensible.
Now I know what you are thinking – I took that picture another day because there is no snow. Not true – that was at lunchtime today, yesterday those were tight buds, aren’t they bonny? Speaking of bonny we have a joke with my ex Community Councillor colleague who always says “if you want it bonny as Johnny” – Johnny being him and the work he does is bonny because he takes time to do a good job. As I got on to the estate road he was on the way up in his car; I called Pup and popped him on his lead and the car was pulled over and we had a chat. Read More…