Denise: Happy Birthday, Molly! 10th July 2015! Here she is, this afternoon, with a definite spring in her step. What she really wanted for her birthday was to sit on the garden bench, against a sun-drenched front wall of the house, condescending to guests by permitting them to talk to her with a gentle rub behind the ears. What she actually got for her birthday was the very worst of 2015 weather – starting cold damp and grey and as the day progressed getting windier and wetter and murkier! On the bench in the conservatory – curled up to keep warm, with occasional visitors bringing with them a blast of cold damp air as they stand their, dripping, asking for eggs the hens really aren’t in a mood to lay. Still, there were compensations: slices of fresh turkey, tuna chunks, and a little sponge pudding with warm Devon custard. And then – as we can see – a quick dash outside to … well, outside!