After 2 days of torrential rain, very high winds and widespread flooding the blue sky and sun have returned today. What a joy. Truly lifts the spirits!
Last time I broke the rules and went outside was Thursday as the rain 'stopped play'. So after Wales' vey lacklustre performance in the first half of today's Rugby World Cup semi-final I decided to make a coffee and go outside to soak up some beams and listen to the birdies.
Now, I have to admit I did get a tad chilled last Thursday when I was outside. I was wrapped up in a coat however my left toes and ankle were bare in the rather nippy air. Not very smart of me.
I mentioned this as I was having a chat to my neighbour over our fence this morning.
"Y'um better keep warm and wrap up well. Have you got something to put on them toes?" she said in her wonderful North Devon brogue.
"No," I replied. "I did try with one of my walking socks but it's a bit too tight. I'll sort something out," I said. We chatted a bit more then said our goodbyes and she went back indoors.
A few minutes later, as I was talking to another neighbour, she came back out, carrying something in her hand.
"Here you are, maid," she said, handing me these absolutely wonderful soft, fluffy, large socks. "They're only an old pair but um reckon they'll be a'right."
How lovely is that.
My other neighbour said,
"Oh and look! They are even your favourite colour, Jac!" Which they are. The 'Princess of Pink' has been my nickname for many a year now.
To say I was very touched by this act of kindness would be an understatement. It was so thoughtful and demonstrated such awareness of my circumstances. Her awareness and her subsequent gift have made a huge difference.
It may only be a little thing but you know, it's the little things that can make such a difference.