Today I had lunch with Heady . V was at the hospice today and S is in respite and Heady was visiting her daughter in South Devon . Since the motorway is not very far from where I live , Heady diverted her route and we met at a riverside pub overlooking the River Exe. It was strange to meet someone with whom one has been in contact with through this site and to put a face to the name .I have to admit I am a bit of a solitary person and on my day off when V is at the hospice I tend to either go off for a walk or up to my allotment . Today was very different . We had "grown up " conversation ; talked , laughed , compared experiences and it was a huge relief to be able to talk to someone who understood exactly how things are without having to explain yourself .I felt more relaxed than I have done for some time - it was a real tonic . Heady was a breath of fresh air for me - so thank you Heady for making the effort - you gave me a much needed boost .
And do you know that as we were looking out across the Exe as it tumbled and bubbled its way over the weir under the ancient Bickleigh cartbridge we saw the first swallows of the the year - now there's a thing .