Is there anybody there? No? I’s 8am, for God’s sake', and the sun is shining and the birds are singing their little hearts out – and you are still asleep? I’ve been waiting since half past four to have a chat. I’m exhausted by all this good weather and good humour and you good-for-nothings who have nothing better to do on a Bank Holiday morning than have a rest! No wonder the country is in the state it’s in (do I mean state as in condition? I guess so. We could hardly be in any other State than the one we’re in, but I digress….)
Are you aware that the birds cheat a bit? At 4.30am they open their little beaks and serenade me. But at 6.30 not one was to be seen and only some fairly tuneless twittering could be heard. (Obviously they were on their PCs too). And by careful scrutiny I discovered that the pair of Luvvie Dovies I’ve been nurturing all spring were cavorting in my neighbours garden (the one around the corner that I can only view by hanging out the window at the front of the house. The resident there had challenged me last week when I said they were MY doves. He claimed they were his. There could have been a nasty day in court if I hadn’t spotted them this morning, double-jobbing in a manner of speaking. I will have to report them to Social Welfare first thing tomorrow – or should it be Finance, or Justice? The very idea of them claiming welfare from two houses is dreadful – and who knows where else they’ve been? Perhaps if I stick my head out the small window in the bathroom I can accumulate further evidence with which to challenge them.
I ventured into the garden in my best negligee to check on my veggie patch and give something to curb their thirst. My two courgettes are flourishing, although I saw signs that a snail may have been sussing the place out for a more menacing visit tonight. My half-a-dozen scallions look just about ready to fill a sandwich some day soon – apart from the ones that visiting grand-children seem to have mistaken for sea-side sand yesterday. They alas are lying sadly stricken in scattered clay. But the carrots are still healthy enough – all nine of them, squashed together in a tiny pot because I never thought that they would take root. And my mini-strawberry bush is dotted with delicious looking red fruit shat should make a delectable dinner for visiting elves.
Exhaustion was setting in by now and I when I heard His Majesty (always an early riser) leaving to get the morning paper I decided to head back to the bed and wait for my morning cuppa and and daily serving of world news to stimulate my brain. Unfortunately, in a fit of indoor-gardening I think that maybe a pint of tater was too much to pour on the cactus plants. They are looking a bit soggy. But the wonderful sunshine that has been here for (whisper, in case it hears me) the past three days and looks fairly settled will sort them out in now time.
So, up you get! I have left everything ready for you – no chores to be done, so off you go and enjoy!