Since David became ill he has also become talkative. He enjoys talking. This is comparatively new ! He has always read, done crosswords and sudoku and of late spent time getting to grips with his tablet.
Now he is chatting away about everything...which is great but requires an audience so I told everybody in the various parishes that visitors were welcome! And we have had a constant stream ever since.
Neighbouring farmers, old colleagues , ex church wardens, present church wardens, old Uncle Tom Cobbley and all, they have all appeared this week, found room for their cars and drunk quite a lot of coffee!
Yesterday the new path around the garden was finished too so all the concrete mixers, paving stones, bricks etc got mixed up with the visitors! It's been an interesting time !
As well as David's friends some of mine are also turning up out of the blue.
Yesterday the newly bereaved husband of a very old friend turned up bringing a bottle of wine! I gave him a stew with dumplings and he'd never had them before! Never had dumplings? Very odd indeed!
We are enjoying all these people a lot...certainly not complaining but at night when they have all gone we find we are tired....going to bed early is a necessity for me as well as David.