|Taken two or three days ago using the sunset setting on my camera. It wasn't really as intense as this seems to indicate!|
Another day over and done and a new day beginning. The sky looks promising, it's lovely and cool right now and there's such a fresh scent in the garden. I've been out there, planting up a few bits and bobs while it is cool and fresh.
I slept like a log last night. Rather belatedly I have sussed that although the memory foam topper certainly does hold and give out unwelcomed (in this weather) heat, all I need to do is sleep on TOP of the duvet rather than folding it down to the bottom of the bed! The last two nights have been much better.
Two more fans arrived yesterday, one for me (so I don't have to keep carrying the existing fan up and down the stairs) and one for Beth who couldn't get one for love or money round here right now. I Amazoned and got two from Germany, no more expensive than I'd have to pay in B&Q, including postage. Luckily there were picture instructions because the written ones were all in German and while Beth may have done German, it was a long time ago and not up to that level! I do love the way Germans create compoundly compound words. There's a word on the box that makes me smile - 3 Geschwindigkeitsstufen which, I presume from the context, means three different speeds! I am sure Sonja, a fluent German speaker (and writer) will illuminate when she reads this. I can't even begin to pronounce it but it just looks very satisfying!
Today is Saturday but because it's the holiday it's not going to be a wild rush around trying to fit a week's stuff into one or two days. That feels so, so good. Downstairs is as neat and tidy as it is ever going to be (which isn't saying all that much really), I don't need to do a clothes wash today (but I probably will), the ironing basket isn't overflowing and, although there's a pile of stuff waiting to go into the dishwasher, it's orderly and won't take more than ten minutes to unload and reload. The garden is looking nice and anyway, George is coming, hopefully, for an hour this morning.
I know that by week 5, I will be fretting to get back to work and put some order back into my days, but right now it's feeling very good!