Today Nick applied first coats of paint to the Garden Room.
In the meantime, with minor assistance from me, Jackie burnt the garden refuse unsuitable for composting.
Later this afternoon Jackie and I took a short forest drive.
Along Forest Road a pair of ponies and foals set off into the shrubbery as I walked across to them with a camera round my neck.
Another foal clambered to its feet as I approached, and sought the comfort of its mother.
I spoke to the owner of a frisky spaniel and suggested that it might disturb the foals. He replied that she was a good girl and would not worry the ponies. I had to acknowledge that she was not doing so at the moment.
We stopped along Wilverley Road where I did not disturb another mother and baby.
A red postbox remains outside Postbox Cottage in Wootton Road. It has been decorated with a yarn crown to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
This evening we all dined on Papa John’s pizzas, with which Jackie and Ian drank Hoegaarden, Becky drank Diet Coke, and I finished the Durif Shiraz, while Flo abstained.