Saturday, 22 August 2015


Good morning, everyone.  It's a bit hard to tell what the weather is like where I am sitting but it's increasingly obvious how much the nights are drawing in and the mornings are later to start.  It always catches me unawares and I think that's because, as a teacher, I always think of August being the height of summer but, of course, it isn't.  That's June and July.  We're getting closer and closer to the start of autumn, aren't we?

I've just checked the BBC weather page and it looks as if we are in for a scorcher today followed by rain on Sunday.  I'd better whip the sheets off my bed in that case and make the most of the good drying weather.

Yesterday was a gorgeous summer day - warm, sunny and with a refreshing breeze.  Beth and I went swimming late morning and managed to do 30 lengths (with breaks, not continuous) so we were both very pleased with ourselves as it means we had done about 1km.  Then I rushed home, had my bath and hair wash, ate a quick lunch (instant soup, apple and peach) before going over to my friend, C's home to see her little lads and then to go out together for an early evening meal at the Hare.  We had a lovely time, didn't stop talking at all, catching up on all sorts of news.  C and I will be working more or less together in the new term as she will cover the other half of the year group from me - year 1 in the morning and Foundation Stage in the afternoon.  Can't be bad!
I did mention, didn't I, that next term I will be doing PPA cover at school?  Just one day for half of the year.  I'm also hoping to be asked to do some supply teaching.

In the end I decided to go for the mini cheeseburger which I have had before and, as before, the waitress warned me that it was quite small.  So it was and that was just what I wanted.  It was as high as it was tall with all the fillings and just the right amount for a satisfying meal with coleslaw and a few chips.  Very delicious!

Because it was so nice we sat outside.  The wasps were a bit of a pain but it was worth it - sunny with a breeze blowing over the fields is perfect for eating outside, isn't it, especially when someone else has done the cooking and will do the clearing up and washing up afterwards.  No complaints there!

As for today, I already have a batch of granary bread dough in the bowl, rising well.  I will also make a second batch later - I think Beth will want some more this coming week as Alex will be at home during the day and takes a whole lot of feeding!  I've also got some pork mince and turkey mince out of the freezer and will be making a batch of savoury mince to be portioned out and re frozen.  Pork and turkey is what I had to hand so that's what I will use!  Lots of seasonings should give it a good flavour.  It will also be fugal because the meat was all on special!

I won't be going swimming today.  Three days in a row is enough, my hair is beginning to feel the effects of so much washing.  Part of me would like to go but I will go again tomorrow, probably for an early bird swim.

Today's food:
Breakfast:  Fried tomatoes on toast, yogurt
Lunch:  Sandwich, soup, fruit
Dinner:  Something with some of the cooked mince - probably a savoury crumble - and - AND - the first picking of runner beans.  Then strawberries and yogurt, probably.

There's enough there for a meal for one, isn't there?

Well, I have some washing to peg out and breakfast to make.  Have a wonderful day, gentle readers and enjoy the fine weather if you have some.


Rachelradiostar said...

Morning! Comments may be intermittent due to holiday/signal restrictions! However I'm up wTching the monsoon that woke me up and am trying to tire my eyes back out by reading blogs! No, you hadn't told us about ops cover - I kept re reading it as it didn't make sense lol
I was HLTA for 8 years ( geeky me was first wave to qualify ) n I adored the ppa cover I did!

Joy said...

Ooops - I meant to, sorry.
Have a wonderful holiday, give Tracey my best wishes and enjoy your get together.
J x