Mr J Bain Esq
The Showmans Wagon
In A Field
My dear friends,
The Sun is out today and shining bright. For the time of year the temperature is mild, and forgiving on these old bones of mine. I have just been sitting outside in the paddock watching the birds on the feeder. There are blackbirds squabbling over land rights. They think it is spring. Sadly, there is no foliage yet on the hedgerows. I hope they don't start nest building too early. I fear that would be wasted effort on their part. Nature is being benevolent at the moment, but she does have an unfortunate bad streak on occasion, just to remind us who really controls our lives.
Yesterday I felt good. My extremely handsome son George scored a couple of goals and helped his football team to a 7-0 victory. Afterwards Tricia cooked us a lovely roast dinner. Later in the afternoon there was a brilliant and friendly open mic event at the historic Bader Arms pub in Tangmere. It was a good day!
I am feeling sad this bright morning. No reason for it as far as I can tell. It's just one of those inexplicable mood swings which tends to hit when contentment lowers my guard. It happens to most of us I suppose at one time or another. Normally the Sun raises my spirits high. Not today though.
That's it for the moment. I could go on, but where's the sense in depressing us all?
Lots of love from John. (aka, the miserable old git!)