About writing, books, films, travel, the garden and village life in Hampshire,England, aka Jane Austen country
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Wisteria, lilac, peony and drama
Blind panic at 7.15 pm last Wednesday. Just before I was due to go out with girlfriends, I realised my wallet wasn't in my handbag. Quickly ransacked house, could not check my car as son had taken it to the station (of course if it was there, the car would be broken into, I reckoned gloomily) Returned at midnight, searched car, no wallet, so I tossed and turned all night. I'd last used it at the village shop at midday that day but knew they would have rung me if they had found it on the counter. Where the XXXX was it and how many cards would I have to cancel? Wd have to borrow cash etc etc. Rang shop at five past eight next morning. Owner said that a delivery man had just that second handed it in. So I must have stupidly dropped it and it had sat unnoticed outside the village shop on the ground for 20 hours. There's only space for about four cars in this next-to-street parking and people usually amble up and down the village all day. Shop owner said she always knew it was quiet on Wednesday afternoons here.
Restores one's faith in human nature.
Author of POND LANE AND PARIS (nominated for the RNA Foster Grant award), AN OLD-FASHIONED ARRANGEMENT, PARIS IMPERFECT,
TROPICAL CONNECTIONS, TROPICAL SHADOWS ------------------- I've lived all over the world - Germany, Thailand, Australia, Greece, Switzerland and France, but now I'm back home in a small Hampshire village.