Woken early and a dreadful start to the day, but despite the headache the day got better. I gathered paperwork together and headed for town to put in a cheque, get out a cheque and pay a bill. I went via Heslington via a gent who offered a couple of rhubarb roots on Freecycle. I took him a sack of compost as a present.
I came back home via the almond tree, which had given up more of it's bounty, and then passed a large skip brimming with logs and mature privet. I knew I'd be revisiting this later. I had lunch and did some work preparing stuff for tomorrow. Then I went back to the skip and there was no problem... a garden clearance with several lilacs, laburnums and cherry trees. I took six trailer loads, including some thick privet trunks which I chopped down with loppers. This made me very happy.
Back at home during the evening I chopped the membrillo into cubes and boxed it up in a plastic tub. Both boys tried some and loved it... it will be an occasional treat, as it's 50% sugar.
I've been thinking long and hard about the upset I partly caused earlier in the week and this evening I sent a carefully worded apology to the two family members involved. I'm hoping that polite and friendly relations can be regained. I don't set out to cause problems.
I had a bath as I need to be shiny and fresh tomorrow.