We have another plague down our lane - WASPS - everywhere. H who lives next door but one in the eco-house says the wasps are 'eating' the oak cladding on their house and here they are 'eating' the new gates, the greenhouse, the workshop and the fence. Wish we could find the nests they're building with all this wood they're nicking but they could be anywhere. I've tried watching to see where they go but no good. So many fallen damsons and the wind bringing down many apples has given them so much to feed from. Next door neighbours had a nest destroyed earlier in the year but that hasn't made any difference to numbers.
I don't usually go far on Bank Holiday Mondays but this week went 20 minutes up the road to Diss to meet Rachel-in-Norfolk for a coffee and natter. Goodness me the A140 was busy.....caravans and motorbikes by the dozen........... and so was Morrisons cafe - it was the last day of the Eat Out Half Price thing so there were several people ordering the BIG breakfast - a few looked as if they'd eaten too many BIG breakfasts! (not very PC but they were bigger than me!). On the way home I had to pull over twice for ambulances rushing by and then by the petrol station not far from home came across a shunt accident in the other direction that had just happened............ Quite glad to get home in one piece.
My fruit cage For Sale ad went in the new Parish Magazine and the first person to ring up was my next door neighbour! But after a bit of measuring they decided it was too big for covering their veg beds. Yesterday some people living ½ mile away rang and all the family walked round, paid for it and carried all the bits away! Good news indeed.
Yesterday was my once a month Pick-up-prescription tablets and get Pensioners cheap Fish and Chips day. It always seems a treat for £3.50. I've promised Brother in Law that once he's retired I'll pick up some for both of us and take them over each month. Everyone is still having to queue outside before going in to get their prescription - it's not going to be much fun in winter, prescription reviews are being done by phone which means people are missing out on blood pressure checks and even people with Type 2 Diabetes are not able to go in for a meeting and checks with their nurses.
Thanks to everyone for comments over the last few days and apologies if I didn't get round to replying. I don't have anything much to blog about at the moment so will take a couple of days off, which will give me a chance to think of something to write.