Posted: 17/06/2017 at 18:27
Phew! - it's HOT - 29.6C in the shade at the moment - definitely ice lolly weather.
It was a bit too hot for cycling round the village and visiting gardens - but I'm glad we made the effort. Saw some excellent planting but everybody was struggling with stuff going over etc because the soil is so dry (despite some rain recently) and we've had some rather windy weather. What a relief - thought it was me getting it all wrong again!
Some lovely quirky things to see too - tried to post a picture of my favourite but the gremlins won't let me so I'll save it and show you when the site is fixed (little tease)
OH has now departed for Yorkshire to go see his dad for Father's Day. We couldn't think of anything to buy him and I reckoned that (at 87) he'd much prefer a visit from his son than a tacky present. He's gone on his motorbike . I shall be worried sick about him for the next 3 hours.
Joyce - sorry to hear it's taking a while to sort things out for your OH - but nice that he recognised your daughter in spite of all that he's going through
Debs - I was only asking if you oiled Trevor's shell because it looked so lovely and shiny and I think they used to oil Freda's shell on Blue Peter. A bit of an internet searching suggests a shiny shell is a sign of a really healthy tortoise - but the jury is definitely out as to whether or not oiling the shell is a good idea. As you said - he's not a body builder and he looks well fit on his current regime. I'm sure he'll let you know if he ever wants slathering in shell conditioner after his bath
I'm going to flollolop in the shade now - too hot to eat just yet - may need to take something long and cool with me...