I was pleased to have the scroll in place just in time for Rev. Master Haryo’s first visit. Rev. Master Haryo is the head of our order and is visiting the UK from America for 6 months. He has of course seen photos of the Hermitage but it was good to be able to show him around in person and talk about how things are progressing.
I am also pleased to report that the trusty 15-year-old Nissan Micra, kindly lent to the Hermitage by the trustees of Reading Buddhist Priory, got though its annual service and MOT without a hitch. That was a relief.
The three surviving moorhen chicks (there were six) are growing up rapidly. I have noticed the adults collecting nest material and this morning I spotted the new nest with several eggs in it. And there are still many many tadpoles in the lake – I didn’t realise that it can take months for them to turn into frogs. With all the wild flowers around the lake too I feel like I am living in a mini nature reserve!