Saturday, 1 May 2010
Who says tortoises are slow?
You can see how small he is...but my goodness does he move. I don't know why people think tortoises are slow, this little chap is making very fast progress round our garden.
I've put some water out for him and I assume he is feeding on weeds but I'm wondering if he needs anything else? Any ideas? It's just that he is so tiny and there's no sign of a mother anywhere. Maybe I'm over-concerned about him...after all he certainly seems to have plenty of energy!
FIL arrived and accepted my offer of coffee and cake in the gazebo, and we chatted for a while about the garden. Well I chatted generally and he criticised...nothing new there. But it was fine...he doesn't bother me at all now. He went off to his land shortly after and will probably not be back until dusk. I asked him if he would like me to cook him something this evening but he declined...fine. He informed me that he has to travel back tomorrow night as he has to be in Ankara by Monday morning. So he'll only be here for one night. On reflection of course he probably didn't expect me to be here this weekend as he knew I should have been in the UK until tomorrow evening. He's probably as disappointed to see me as I am to see him. I don't suppose that we will ever actually like each other...but at least I can be pleasant and polite now...which I found very difficult to do before.