Once I'd unhooked the clematis and given the line a wipe
I was able to hang out the first washing of the year
and because I have been well-schooled by magazines, blogs
and even cookery books (I'm looking at you Ms Raven)
I knew better than to put out any old uncoordinated laundry.
I washed my scarves and lamented just a little bit
the lack of a shepherd's hut behind the washing line.
and indeed, the lack of a meadow
and the beautiful Sussex High Weald
behind the shepherd's hut.
Mr Raven, otherwise known as Adam Nicholson
came to give a talk about the Shiant Isles
(bequeathed to him by his father Nigel Nicholson)
in the Primary school recently.
I met him another time at an Open Day for Perch Hill.
He was taking the money at the gate.
They work hard.
I really can't begrudge them.