It was a lovely weekend, plenty of warm sunshine. Not so lovely for the Royal Family, of course - I watched the funeral coverage with tears in my eyes, not only for the sight of the Queen looking so lost and small sitting by herself, but also for Prince Charles. Out of all the family, he seems the most affected....as they were walking behind the Duke's Landrover hearse, Charles had tears coursing down his face, he looked devastated, in fact he has done every time I've seen coverage of him all last week. It must be some small consolation for him that his sons were talking together when they came out of the chapel. I do hope that things can be worked out between Prince Harry and the rest of the family.
We went to a car boot sale yesterday morning, our first one in absolutely ages.....in fact we only went to one the whole of last year, and left that one very quickly as it was just too crowded. This one yesterday we thought initially was going to be the same, there were a lot of cars in the car park (it's held in big fields on a farm). However, once inside the selling field it was absolutely fine - the selling cars were very well spaced apart, there was a one way system in operation for buyers, all sellers had hand gel on their stalls (a requirement), and everyone was being very respectful and (mostly) keeping their distance. We wore masks, as did a lot of people, I was pleased to see. We got a few things we'd been looking for.
In the afternoon we had a lovely hour or two sitting in our friends' garden, it was so nice to see them and have a chat. I'll be so glad when we can hug again though, it's horrible not being able to have a hug.
The big news of the day(!!) is that I'm going to the chiropodist, for the first time since I don't know when. It'll be wonderful to come out with lovely feet, Grace always makes it feel like I'm walking on air. And it's a big day for Betty too, she's going to the groomers, also for the first time in months, so she'll also have lovely feet and beautiful soft and gorgeous smelling fur.
Here's Betty having just got home from the groomers.....complete with pink bow (they've never done that before....she doesn't look very impressed 😂). Along with the usual bath and nail clipping, they also gave her a facial!! Yes, really, a new service apparently, especially for doggies with wrinkles (perhaps I should go). For £15, which includes the facial and nail clipping, it's a real bargain. It's the local agricultural college who do it, they only charge to cover their costs, the students need the practical element and they're well supervised by a lovely trainer who adores Betty.
I won't subject you to a photo of my feet.....but they do feel lovely!