I understand that May Day, or Beltane, is a day for merriment and revelry, halfway between spring and summer.
I am looking forward to that.
Meanwhile, it is wet and grey here this morning with a steady drizzle. The gang of very friendly men working on the railway track beside our garden have been back again this week with their big boys' toys to finish off the job they started at Easter. They seem to work nonstop from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm. No slacking!
P has been out working in the garden every day so they have been chatting over the fence on and off. During the spell of warm sunny weather our neighbour brought them all choc ices to cool them off. When the weather returned to its usual temperature, P bought them bacon and sausage baps to warm them up again. They also asked if they could cadge some electricity to put their cordless drills on charge so P rolled out the long extension cable for them a couple of days during the week. In return, they have given us a few unwanted lengths of used timber and the digger driver has just been round to clear away a patch of scrubby grass that we intend to gravel over as a car parking area. They are a great bunch.
We had to put up a "Private" sign yesterday at the bottom of the drive as we have had a few people wander in recently, perhaps not realising that the Memorial Garden is only open on Sundays. There is a sign to that effect at the gate but I am not sure that everyone actually reads it. We shall see.
If the drizzle stops this afternoon I may go out for a stroll, after all, we are supposed to be halfway to summer now.