Sunday 7 July 2019
On Sunday morning, Pia had received a message that a chicken matching the description of Lucy had been sighted nearby. When we lost her, she must have gone over the back fence, through the rear neighbour’s garden and across the road, as she’d spent the previous couple of days in at least two gardens over there.
We grabbed a cardboard box and some chicken food and headed over to one of the houses, which was owned by someone Pia knew from yoga classes. We had a good look around the garden and over the fence to the next door neighbour’s garden, but she was nowhere to be seen. Apparently she had been there for most of the day on Saturday, so we hoped that she would be back again later. The couple living there said that they would let us know as soon as they saw her again.
After that, we got ourselves ready and headed into town. The monthly Independent Market was on and we were going to be meeting our friends who had been around the previous evening. The market is quite a big event and always a great day out when the weather is good, which it was. It was hot and sunny and there were loads of people about. We walked about, looking at all of the stalls and shops, then everyone found some lunch from amongst the numerous food options (I’d brought something from home for myself). I bought the girls some fresh lemonade after they’d eaten. We ran into a few people we knew, including one artist that was exhibiting in a small shop/gallery and was spinning yarn from wool on a big wheel when we saw her.
We stayed out for a few hours, after which we said goodbye to our friends and walked home. I’d done pretty well, but was thoroughly exhausted by this point. When we got home I had to lie down and sleep for a bit.
Maybe the highlight of my day was catching up with an old friend on the phone. I’d not been in touch with him for probably close to 15 years. We talked for over and hour which was really nice.
I got out in the garden and gave it a good watering before the end of the day. There had been no further signs of Lucy unfortunately. I hoped she would turn up soon, now that we knew she’d been seen so recently.