It just seems that life gets in the way and socialising on the computer ends up very far down the priorities list. So, what have I done since I last saw you all. We redesigned the garden. I was very pleased with the result but now we'll have to make big changes again and I feel like giving up and packing it all in. It must be autumn speaking. I know I'll be out there again come spring, making everything neat and tidy and making plans for the changes. We have remodeled the house. It's 54 years old and we had to do it. We started four years ago with the kitchen, laundry room and the two bathrooms. Then we started saving and went at it again last year. This time a new roof, extra insulation, new entrance, some rearranging of walls indoors, new ceilings, walls, floors and windows in livingroom, corridors and bedrooms, and we actually bought some new furniture. We've lived in this house for 25 years and haven't changed sofa, tables or chairs since we moved in. Some of the dining chairs were falling apart and the sofa looked ... (ahem)... well, it survived two small children and all their friends for several years. It was time. We hope the new stuff will last another 25 years. At least that's our goal. We have also lost all our furry friends. We had to let Snuske go in February 2018. She was only 15. She just moved in and decided to stay with us when she was very young. She took ownership of the bathroom sink and both drank from the tap and slept in the sink. We had to put Gabriella down due to cancer in June 2018. She was 21. Gabriella was a Welsh Mountain mare, the cutest little thing but quite a handful to people who didn't know her. She was a lot of horse in a small package: Then in the wee hours of New Year's day this year I lost my Truls. He was 22: I have written about him on my blog: https://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e2767-110-that-really-unique-love-story---truls.html . Then we had to let Lurven go this April. She was only eight, our third stray. Our oldest daughter moved to Bergen and now we've got 7 hours to drive (on slow Norwegian roads) to see her and her man, the grandchildren, the dogs and the cat. Bergen is a nice town with a couple of very well-stocked nurseries and now I have an excuse to visit often. Middle daughter is in her fourth year of studies to be a teacher. It's five years and a Master's degree here. Youngest is a goldsmith-in-training. That might come in handy. The almost two years of pandemic haven't been too bad for us. We've gone about our business but with more care than before. We miss our friends abroad but time will come. I'm off to try and catch up on your doings here. Talk to you later!