Clear evidence today that Elaine is enjoying herself with Hania in Bordeaux. Left at home, I had a couple of people from the Volans ecosystem across yesterday afternoon, then today had lunch at the Church Road restaurant with an old SustainAbility colleague and friend, Tell Münzing, who these days lives in Berlin. He picked an interesting American wine, Stem Theory, which we both rather enjoyed.
In other news, after quite some time, the three small fish we put into our new garden pond finally made an appearance today, moving around as a tight-knit trio. But then, when we got back from lunch, I discovered that the water level in the pond had fallen by almost a foot, perhaps suggesting a leak in the pump – which I turned on today for the first time to oxygenate the water.
Life, as always, is full of ups and downs : )