How can two people and one dog make so much MESS in six days? The probable answer is spend that time in Northumberland's version of Glastonbury. It is now Friday morning and I have only just got the house straight. We spent all day Monday washing mud off two awnings, awning floor tiles, water containers, tent pegs and anything else we'd used; thank goodness the weather was outstanding and we had a sunny and dry day to do the work in the garden. In truth, it wasn't all hard work - we set up the solar telescope again and I probably wasted two or three hours gazing at massive prominences and a couple of big sunspots, and we invited a couple of neighbours over for their first ever solar viewing experience which everyone enjoyed.
M. had the excellent idea of putting up the 'difficult' awning to see if he could work out what went wrong for me. We've concluded that a couple of extra webbing straps in certain places would have alleviated most of my problems, so they're on my 'to buy' list.
The rest of the week seems to have been spent on an endless cycle of laundry and putting things away. Of course, there has also been the daily minutiae of shopping, cooking, walking Daisy and a couple of appointments but I still wonder where time goes? These days it does not even have the decency to make a gentle whooshing sound as it disappears at speed . . .