Good morning, gentle readers. It is the last day of another working week and there's just two weeks left of the school summer holiday now.
There's a very pink, 'shepherd's warning' sky, very attractive to look at so I snapped a photo. Why is it these photos are never as good as the real thing?
Yesterday ended up far from quiet and peaceful.
First of all, it was A and AS level results day. Grandson Alex has just finished his first year of 6th form so was taking his AS levels. To our huge delight he got great grades, an incredible achievement for him. It bodes well for next year and his A levels. That was very cheering for us all.
While that excitement was going on, I spent a bit of time in the kitchen making my lunchtime salad and it was very fortunate that I did because suddenly the washing machine started gushing water out of every orifice. I turned it off before there was too much of a flood but if I hadn't been there it would have been a right mess.
I've had a few niggles with this machine for a while, little things had started to go wrong and it is now really quite old so it didn't take too much thought before I went online to AO, and within half an hour I'd organised my new machine which will be delivered and connected today. I have used AO before and have always been very impressed and I'd already got some idea of what I wanted anyway so it wasn't nearly as much of an impulse thing as it sounds. Given how long the last machine did me, this one might possibly see me out, you never know. It's good to get a big expense like that done with while I can afford it, isn't it?
Fortunately, the afternoon settled down, the main excitement being the delivery of the battery powered strimmer. I had intended to use it at the allotment today but I will have to see when the washing machine will be delivered - they give a four hour time slot and I should be getting a text fairly soon. Also, as rain is forecast (pink skies are a fairly good predictor) and Beth and I are fair weather allotmenteers, it might not have happened anyway.
B: puffed wheat with mixed fruit
L: feta and olive salad, apple
D: fish pie, runner beans, broad beans, fresh fruit salad with natural yogurt