After much discussion we are down to using one of our spare cat magnets to open the cat flap placing the bowls with food through the cat flap. Taking off the door to the shed which contains the poultry food, and screwing it back on afterwards. We have one and a half days to go before our friends return. Whether they will still be our friends after this I know not.
On his walk back he was calm enough to take these pictures of the local wild life.
This is how I felt for most of the day.
No good sitting and worrying. We went off to Happy Plant in the afternoon. I bought three Christmas gifts for extended family at vastly reduced prices. Which I was well pleased with. Cannot tell you what they were for obvious reasons. Also the Secret Santa for our Bed and Breakfast Group. Although no longer offering b&b I have been retained as Honorary Secretary, mainly as no-one else wants to do it.
For me a white Aquilegia, a good sized healthy plant at £1.49, just because its stopped flowering. The spent flowers are bursting with seeds, so with any luck I shall end up with more than one plant.
I didnt buy any more roses. I came home and enjoyed what we already have.
The mystery rambler continues to slowly open its buds.
One thing we did see at the garden centre was a lovely solar water feature which has been on our wish list. We were very sensible however and walked away to think about where we would put it. By the time we got home and had talked about it and its price and the current discount I dont think we care where we would put it.
So fingers crossed it wont be another catastrophe as we are going to buy it!