Monty Don paid homage to his beloved dog Nigel the star of gardeners world , I cried about that but not as much as I cried for the baby blackbird whose d fete we do not know. . The tiny creature fell out of his nest and landed in a concrete area outside our kitchen the parents did their nut trying to save it as did my son Andy tried to put it in a more suitable place the parents in hot pursuit , it ran off under a car and .Andy saved it again, the frantic parents asked for it to be returned to the plus some suitable foliage … a foul cat had watched it and ran off when bombarded by the brave parents and the bellowing human. The parents went on feeding it for two days … this morning he was not there ….. This animal drama was ghastly and reassuring at the same time , meanwhile our darling puppy has not lost he eye to a Rose thorn but is still in hospital . Jung said tht staying in touch with the animal kingdom was the secret to our survival.
When our esteemed ancestors wanted to bump off tribes of inconvenient humans they infected them deliberately with contaminated clothing … what has been going on in care homes is so shocking that it gets hidden … not any longer decisions were made to force care homes to receive infected patients into their midst or lose funding … job done kill off the oldies eugenics dolled up but mass murder just the same…. meanwhile the Nightingale hospital built in two weeks for healthy young people has fifty four patients with a capacity of four thousand. Why didn’t we create hospitals for elderly covid patients and save the lives of all the carers and families they infected as well as there own? I tell you those blackbirds and Monty Don would have made a better job of this thank God for the little bit of humanity we can salvage the realty of grief being part of it.
A posh lady I know said today that she was very disgusted by young families out in the parks ” why could’t they stay inside she asked “Not a big ask ” she announced .
My response was explicit….. I asked if she realised that forty percent of families do not have access to outside space , “oh” she replied and by the way there is not queuing in Henley upon Thames ….. what about Reading I asked ….. Monty Don would seem to me to be a very grounded person.