|Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui|
Apparently she did well, including spotting a pair of courting bumble bees - court in the act... and a pristine Painted Lady.
So I made them up a couple of packed lunches and went off to do my last few magazine route calls. I have never been so late with them. I caught Dave at home - he was packing and leaves for Wales tomorrow.
I got another warm welcome at my next door- and remembered to draw his attention to: http://www.jw.org/en/ our website, packed to the gills with Bible information and some wonderful little videos. As I headed off for the next call I saw David and Carol coming towards me - it turned out that they had just called on the Mystery House, where I have been posting the magazines to for over a year.
If only I had a Dr.Watson type side-kick he could now put it all into a short story: The Case of the Mysterious Route Call. But I haven't. And that is a relief as I have a haunting worry that the answer to the mystery may be that I have been posting the magazines to the wrong door for nearly a year... Anyway, I got a warm welcome, although my bro and sis had only just left, and I hope to pick it up maybe next week.
My last call had all the curtains drawn so I just popped the magazines through the letterbox. I then shopped (at Waitrose), picked up my prescription, and also a library book. Its a strange and compelling memoir and I might review it later.
Then back home, collapse, collapse, made tea for the weary Butterfly Counters on their return - veggie soup, peach crumble and ice-cream - then on to the meeting, giving Captain Butterfly a lift en route. Got myself into a horrible and embarrassing tangle when I tried to overtake a bus that I thought had stopped at a bus stop, but it was temporary traffic lights, and I nearly caused a gridlock.
Why am I such an idiot? And oh for that wonderfully perfect brain that I hope Jehovah will give me when the earth is being restored to Paradise. I am sure we will not have cars then though. Why would we?
Its nice to have Linda - a fellow inhabit of Planet Expat - living close by.