A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. — Proverbs 12:4
For Chris and Maureen, with love and many thanks for all the years of help and friendship
It was unseasonably mild for late October, and the sun stole warm and welcome through her thick woolen bodice and skirts as she sat in the cozy niche in the lowest wall of the terraced, south-facing gardens.
"Welcome home, husband," she said coolly, and smiled.