Had a lovely day today.
Went to see my summer lover.
Just can't resist those eyes...
You remember Dweezle, right? He's a whole year older now... and minus his cherries.
Had a riot after it got dark, playing with a red laser pen. He goes crazy for it, chasing the dot around the room.
I am so in love with him.
So, went down to the lake to see Sean and Jim. No piano in the field anymore, but Sean's bought a set of beehives. Got to peer inside and see where all the honey's made.
Also met their friend, hunky Hungarian, Charlie. He made a makeshift BBQ and rustled up some delicious chicken, then honey and pork sausage pittas.
He's currently living in a tent in Sean's garden, next to the bees.
But the highlight of the afternoon was going for a swim again. Can't believe it's almost been a year since we last did this!
The water has gone right down in the hot weather, but after dinner the heavens opened and we had a full-blown thunder and lightning storm. Made me feel all kinda primal. I hadn't taken my cossie, so Sean lent me a Hob Goblin T-shirt and we headed right out to the centre of the lake. It was magical watching the terns flying overhead and dipping for fish. Also, being at eye-level with the water, seeing all the little droplets spiking up out of the water and hearing the sound it made, like a stereophonic rainstick.
Charlie cheated and rowed out to see us in the kayak, whilst Jim and I took our time swimming back, talking about foreign films. By the time we got to shore the rain was coming down so hard we could barely see, and the whole surface of the lake looked white like mist.
We sat and watched, supping wine and listening to jazz.
Totally lovely day. Driving home was a little hairy, though. Ground mist everywhere and pebbles all over the road like the gritters had been past. Must have been quite a downpour.