>Another hot day. Yippee! But at the same time, or on the other hand – take your pick – it does get a bit wearying. All that sun and heat becomes a tad ennuient, after a while! Never thought I’d say that, or at least not since leaving Spain. And more of the same forecast tomorrow. Oh God….what will I do?
I watered everything a bit earlier than usual last night which meant I could sit in the garden with a bottle of rouge and a book and an empty, bruised brain – a bit like my Hens, I suppose. Though they seem content – thankfully – with water! It was a glorious, near perfect evening, in short. Not too hot, not chilly and delightful with the rabbitting of the crickets, frogs and Cuckoos, plus the harsh cackle of a Woodpecker somewhere in the distance.
Charlie elected to join me for a bit before hustling off in search of an hors d’ouvres at the appero hour:
The Chooks were a bit reluctant to go in for the night; perhaps they too were enjoying the warmth of the evening. But eventually, as the sun faded, they wandered into their kennel! We are now getting two eggs a day and the odd shaped egg we had a few days ago turned out to be double yolker. Most satisfactory – and tasty to boot.
I received an emailed attachment of documents for review and editing from a friend in Switzerland this morning. They were originally drafted in German, then roughly translated/interpreted and altered by a German friend (from Sweden) into English: not a happy sight. An interesting cross-European cultural/linguistic melange, to be sure! But English? I’m afraid not! Now I’ll have to set aside a day or so to deal with it for her over the coming weekend.
I also received my book on Scots Land Law from the Orkney solicitors today. I’ve given it a quick look and, as far as I can superficially tell, the law and processes seem to be anomalous to the English system but with different terms and some archaic Scots expressions, which as a Scot, don’t (yet!) cause me any problem. Certainly looks promising. And perfectly possible!
J has a day off tomorrow but must spend it in Kent. Not too bad really….could be worse. She could have still been in London, I suppose. I myself am going over to England next week. I can’t say I’m looking forward to it, though there are a few bits and bobs I could do with and so will take the opportunity to stock up a bit.
The temps in Sweden seem to be improving steadily. Today it was about seventeen degrees at its best and dry, which makes a difference because in the immediate aftermath of the snowmelt/thaw the countryside is completely sodden. It takes a good few weeks or so just to soften the ground and dry it out, usually just in time for the 23 hours of daylight we had at the summer solstice!
And that’s enough for me. Have a good weekend: