This morning Jackie drove me into the forest.
At the bottom of Bull Hill a troop of donkeys blocked the road. After negotiating her way round them, Jackie drove on until she could stop safely, when I disembarked and walked back to find that the animals had
ambled off to disrupt traffic further down the road.
Undeterred, I followed, trying not to inconvenience the traffic myself, and found them separately secluded in various entrances.
At the narrow, Portmore, end of Jordans Lane
I spotted a stationary stone squirrel sited on slate tiles.
We wondered who lived down here.
On our return home I received a message from EE stating that my number had been transferred – and another from O2 informing me that I was on emergency calls only.
Flo then helped me get my head around using the new device. This, of course, required much patience from her as she watched her grandfather’s nervous fingers stubbing away, often inserting the wrong information, if only with one incorrect digit. She positioned the various icons in Grandpa-friendly locations on the screen.
This evening we dined on tricolore fusilli pasta arrabbiata with cauliflower and broccoli al dente sprinkled with Parmesan cheese accompanied by Hoegaarden in Jackie’s case, and more of the Cabernet Sauvignon in mine.