Good morning. It's another delightful morning, quite cool and comfortable and with the sun shining merrily away. It's a morning that makes one feel good to be alive and even gooder (!) to be at home and not rushing around at work.
Yesterday was a fairly gentle day. Karoline fixed the laptop (THANK YOU, Karoline), I did a bit of shopping and then rested my knee which is definitely feeling a bit better. I didn't take any meds for it yesterday either so all is positive.
I have nothing planned today until the evening when I have a friend coming round for dinner. Therefore, in reality, it will be a busy day. I need to do a bit of hoovering and some kitchen stuff.
I can't quite decide whether to make smoked salmon mousse/pate for a starter or just serve some rather nice looking mixed olives to pick at. Main is a honey and orange chicken stir fry with noodles. There's vegetables in the stir fry so that's it, nothing on the side. For dessert I'm doing a sort of plum crumble. It's yellow plums cooked in sugar, star anise, orange zest and juice, with a sort of granola sprinkled on top. I shall serve it cold with cream on the side. If I was more confident in my artistic ability I would deconstruct it, but I'm not!
None of it is too heavy or too complicated and I can prepare the stir fry in advance so it won't take too long.
Apart from that, I'm expecting a delivery from John Lewis. One of my quilt covers is getting very thin and bobbly so not as comfortable as it used to be. I can't complain - I have had it for well over fifteen years and used it a lot.
I like John Lewis bedding so I placed an order for a couple of covers, both plain white. I was just two pounds under the free delivery so I looked around and they do value white mugs for £1 so I bought two of them - they won't go amiss in the staff room cupboard.
I suppose I had better get started. Bath and get dressed first, I think, and then take it from there! Have a good day!