Firstly, it is 7/7/7 - 2 yrs since the London bombings. Let us pause for a moment to remember the 52 dead, countless injured and the devastated families.
Secondly - my Oriental Lily has bloomed and is as magnificent as ever.Sadly, the rain didn't hold off and the stamen leaked colour onto the petals, hence the yellow tinge.
In honour of Alan Johnston (here) I dedicate my first lily of the year.
And for all the other people snatched from their lives for political or personal gain, I dedicate all the lilies on my plants yet to bloom........... My parents in law are visiting next Friday and staying the night. As they will be sleeping in what is effectively Charlie Cat's room, I have folded the bed up (he had a hidey den under the folding bed) and vacuumed to prepare him for losing his room overnight.We always knew Charlie had psychological issues, which is why he has his 'own room', but we failed to realise how deep his problems lay. When his den and room were removed from him, he went into 'terrified' mode, shaking and hiding in the wardrobe in our room.
Finally, with a lot of love, he emerged from the wardrobe and went to hide in his kittenhood hiding spot...........
Of course, he was a LOT smaller then..........
And finally, I am supposed to be in Beaumaris Castlethis weekend with the re-enactment crew, but I was so tired yesterday that I slept right through my afternoon off and ditched the idea of driving for four hours in the evening.