It may be the last day of July, and therefore still summer, but the silver birch tree in the front garden obviously thinks it is autumn, and had started shedding its leaves!
we recently received a letter from our electricity supplier, telling us that we would have no power today between 9.00am and 4.30pm. On Monday I received a phone call from a very earnest young man at the power company, checking that we had received the letter, and giving me lots of advice about switching off/unplugging things ..... I bit my tongue and didn't tell him, that considering how often our power has been off recently, I am well aware of what to do! Anyway, we showered early and generally made sure we had done anything that required power before 9am. Now, we have a slight problem when the power is off ....... we can't flush the toilet, as our little sewage plant goes off, so thought we might as well head go out. Malcolm headed off to Galashiels, and I headed off to the garden centre in Kelso. Armed with a pot of tea and a pot of extra hot water, I sat and read my book. On the way in I had spotted a display of beautiful orchards, which were on special offer, so one of them had to come home with me
then I went to Julian's fruit and veg shop, which is attached to the garden centre. As I was being served by a delightful young man, my phone rang. Seeing that it was the power company, I apologised and said I needed to answer. Well ....... the young man on the other end announced that the planned power cut hadn't gone ahead, in a manner that suggested I should be pleased to hear that. In a rather cross tone of voice I suggested that he might have let me know at 9am, not at 11.30. Why, he said ...... because then I wouldn't have left home at 9am I replied. While the conversation continued, the delightful young man put my purchases in my shopping bag, and even put my change into my purse and zipped it shut, then gave me a cheery wave goodbye! I didn't bother taking photos of the veggies (a bit boring) - asparagus, mushrooms and a bag of mixed peppers. But look at these beautiful cherries ........
....... and on the left flat peaches, and on the right flat nectarines
and of course we have the Friday cake. There were only a few of us there this afternoon, so we had a rather large piece each of the delicious Danish apple cake
over the weekend, we will pop in to see the exhibition that we helped set up on Monday, and we might even have a walk on the beach! I hope that you have a good weekend, love Anne