It seems to be the fashion here in Blogworld to post pictures of summer flowers that are growing in one's garden - if indeed one is lucky enough to have a garden. That is why I have begun today's short post with an image of the blue hydrangea bush halfway up our back garden. It is a thirsty creature and I use it for measuring rainfall. When its leaves sag I know that more buckets of water or a good hosing are required. Within an hour the leaves will have magically perked up again.
To the right there's another flower. My wife tells me it is a pom-pom dahlia. I believe her. To tell you the truth, I am not really much into garden flowers or their identification. I get more excited about evergreen shrubs, wild native flowers and of course fruit and vegetables.
Moving on from flowers, the latest "Bosh!" news is that they now have a range of vegan cake mixes in selected supermarkets. I bought a box of "Bangin' Brownie Mix" from our local Waitrose store this week but I haven't baked the contents yet. I am sure the brownies will be delicious. More "Bosh!" products are in the pipeline. It is kind of weird to see your only son's image on food packaging. Five years ago, when Ian's life was at rock bottom, we could have never imagined he would come this far. It is amazing really.
Finally, visitors will be pleased to learn that my luxuriant coronavirus head of hair has now been shorn. It was like a bird's nest, containing a clutch of eggs, my old school cap, two pencils and a crossword book. In order to remove said nest I had to make the very first hair appointment of my life. It is a weight off my
shoulders skull thanks to Danny - my favoured monosyllabic barber over at Woodseats in Sheffield 8. There are no photos of my barbered topknot so it's back to the blue hydrangea...