Just been for a swim in the pool. Me and the ghosts of the recently departed family..... with Dobby acting as life-guard peering out at me disapprovingly through the fronds of the pampas grass on the edge of the pool but for all the world looking like a lion cub waiting to pounce on an unsuspecting sibling.
Dobby hates the water; after having twice fallen in during the winter he was very small, he made sure it didn’t happen a third time. I dare say he wouldn’t make a very good life-guard.
Both Layla and Dobby love the garden; love rolling around on the grass and chasing each other around the flower beds although Layla gives up the chase more quickly these days.
We are making the most of the garden which is ours only for another fortnight until the next paying visitors arrive.