The first is that I picked up my new specs.Â I’ve been bold this time, and gone far, far away from the awful ‘letterbox’ fashion of the day to a pair by Savile Row of London.Â They are big and round (most unlike me!) and have tortoiseshell veneers.Â The veneers are plastic and come off to reveal plain gold, if I should want to do that, but the happiest thing – apart from the fact that I can now see better, which as the optician said is always a bonus – is that they kind of match my hair and I’ve already had one compliment on that.Â What do you think?
Next is the massager.
No, it’s not for me, it’s for Sid!Â When I took him swimming last, I talked to Ross of Newborough Dogs Hydrotherapy about Sid’s stiffness and he got someone to dig out this massager for me to borrow. It’s made for greyhounds, and it has a kind of dog-brush attachment which runs through the hair nicely.Â It has two settings, and at the moment I’m using the low one just to get Sid used to the vibration.Â He wasn’t too sure at first, but now he thinks it’s pretty good and it does seem to help, judging by the way he went up the road today!
Jeffie tries to hijack it every time I go to use it on Sid.Â He puts himself in front of me and lifts his nose as if to say ‘go on then – I’m ready!’Â He looooves it!
And finally, to do with the garden, I have a little windowsill propagator in which I sowed radicchio, which I need for Risotto Paola ed Umberto.Â There is only one place here I know of which sells heads of radicchio, and that’s the Italian supermarket which is about ten miles away, so I’m really pleased that the radicchio in my little propagator is sprouting nicely!
And look!Â The wisteria is nearly in bloom. And that makes me happy, because it only needs one frost at this time of year and all the blossom dies and falls off.Â I think we might be lucky this time.
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