When I went to check if the milk had been delivered at 0620 this morning I found a pint of skimmed milk and a decorated pebble. The pebble made me happy and I’ve been using it as a paperweight while reading some papers for a meeting, out in the garden, in the sunshine. Every time I look at it, I smile. What a lovely gift coming from a lovely thought.
Now I’m guessing that it did come with the milk delivery, partly because a short stroll along the street did not reveal any other houses with decorated pebbles by their door.
On that stroll I heard a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker – the first, as far as I can recall, I’ve ever heard from this house in over two decades. I’ve seen Great Spots and heard them call, but never drumming before.
That was a good start to the day.