He eventually accepted the number and the party

The road is long
With many a winding turn
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share?

He ain't heavy, he's my brother
                                                             Courtesy of the Hollies

A modicum of anxiety as the octogenarian was invited to his own party.
Nice dinner at Frodsham and a spiffing tea.


Squirrels, workmen and other climbers

Before and after

Squirrels will do anything to get those seeds.
Symmetrical or what?

Lettuce rosette courtesy of the Coop

Not all climbers are plants
Solar panel installation


From birth control to infection control - older people rock and roll

Celia Walden, Telegraph, May 10th.

Will new condom reverse the tide of STIs in the over 65s?  

A range of garden-themed condoms for older Brits to practice safe sex.
They come in seed-style, naughty veg packaging (onions, avocados, plums, artichokes and courgettes are not left out). Sustainable of course. 'Horniculture'.

Apparently there's a surge in STIs at this age.

Police stations filled with drunken seniors. Alleyways clogged with geriatric brawls. Retired couples ignore son's advice "Take a taxi dad". You could go on.