Thank you for your best wishes. My birthday is either freezing cold or really hot depending on which country I am in.
I had lunch at Peppers in Nelly Bay, and then went for a 2 hr sunset cruise on a big yacht, called The Big Mama. Oh dear, this was a real balancing act from start to finish, but we had champagne and ‘nibbles’ (I hate that term for antipasti). The view of the Island from the sea was rewarding. I got wet up to my knees getting on and off the wee boat which took us out to the yacht.
Moira gave me a dinner party for a dozen people last Saturday, and this Saturday there are about 100 coming for another party. I don’t even know most of the people well, but parties here are attended by all.
Ouch Rosie. I can’t do a lot because I have a problem with the median nerve in my right hand. I shall be seeing an expert in hands, carpal tunnel, etc≥. I can dig, but can’t twist my wrist, like opening a door with round doorknobs. I can’t slice bread either. I might lose some weight.
It was rainy and windy today, so I was able to do some gardening. I can’t do this in the heat and searing sun. I planted out herbs into $5.00 worth of bought compost. The sandy soil is very thin over sheer rock. I also took more cuttings of pink and white Nerium oleanders. They come from huge trees here and the flowers are as big as hydrangeas.
I do the flowers for the units and the Frangpani is out, so they do look good in the pretty vases Moira bought. We use Bougainvillea and Ixora for the ends of the rolled towels.
Snakes are on the move. I got a shock yesterday when I found a small python in the air conditioner. It was cold and curled up, but when the snake lady lifted it out it was lively. I insisted it was put up the hill on the rocks at the back, not just let loose on the path which we call The Snake Path. I saw a whip snake on the same day in the afternoon. It was young and only about 7 ins, the smallest one I had ever seen. The python was nearly 2 ft. We are seeing lots of them now.
I gave away my laptop and use an Ipad but have no trouble with it as I wear spectacles. I could not carry my laptop on the aeroplane as often as I use it, so this is the most convenient way to keep in touch.
My only problem has been connected with moving brightly coloured avatars. Thankfully, This fashion has outrun its course.
Same here Geumlover & grindle, I dug a hole for the new tree but came across what looks like some kind of ancient rusty pipe at the bottom of the hole & wasn't sure whether to risk planting there. O.H. was away so I left it for a second opinion & it hasn't stopped raining since so no progress on anything in the garden.
We have had 4 days tropical rain. This means a creek was running down the middle of the complex on the concrete path and a drain needed cleared at the top of the hill. It is like a bucket of rain all at once. The garden looks better, however, and the frangipani is out all over the island.