Jackie and I spent most of the morning in Boots Opticians in New Milton where we bought new specs for her and I was advised that a cataract operation would be in order.
Martin, in the meantime, battled the gales to make far more progress on tidying the garden, and in particular
weeding the Gazebo Path.
Where’s Martin? (3).
the Cordyline Australis
and the Weeping Birch, stripping the latter of the last of its leaves.
In the afternoon the washing machine we bought last week was swiftly and efficiently fitted and the old one taken away.
Later Elizabeth and Jacqueline dropped in for a chat in which we sorted out international and national politics. They didn’t stay for dinner because they had enjoyed a substantial late lunch at Rosie Lea Tea Rooms.
Jackie and I dined on Chicken Kiev, chips, peas, and sweetcorn with which she drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Bordeaux.