We arrived back in the UK a year ago today - in the early hours of the morning.
Pen left early - I had the morning at the dentists - oh joy.
Linda came over to spend the afternoon with us and we talked a bit about old times in Saudi.
We went for a walk and were watching a mother duck with 8 fluffy little ducklings in tow, and saw them come across a group of teenage ducks from last years batch. One of them started to pick on and chase a little duckling. One of its valiant fluffy siblings roared across the water to attack the whole group of them with its tiny beak.
It was quite harrowing to watch. But all got away safely.
It will be wonderful when the world is restored to Paradise, and nature is no longer 'red in tooth and claw with ravine'.
A very hot day. So a good start to summer.