Yesterday was the most gorgeous Autumnal day. Not all that warm but bright and sunny and colourful. Shame about the rain that is forecast for today but one can't have everything!
After a leisurely breakfast, we headed off into town, parking in the multistory car park with the market directly underneath. Sadly, the market stall didn't have anything like what we were looking for, any more than it did when I was looking for myself some weeks ago. It used to have loads of handbags but now only a quarter of its space is devoted to bags - a shame but there must be a financial reason for that.
So we headed off down the High Chelmer retail park and out the other side to try Debenhams first and then M&S. I didn't realise Debenhams had such a large handbag department - wish I had looked there when I needed a new one and I will have to remember when I need a new bag. There was certainly plenty to look at there. M&S only had a small number of bags so back we went to Debenhams.
After a coffee and a shared pecan and something tartlet (I forget what the something was but it was very delicious, as was the coffee), we bought a bag and headed off back to the car park, buying some freesias on the way, which are now gently perfuming the living room.
After lunch (Welsh rarebit), we all headed off into town for a gentle stroll in Admirals Park and very nice it was too. I wish I had taken my camera as the colours were just amazing. So vivid.
For dinner I made a chicken pie with genuine home made short crust pastry and you know what? It was lovely (pie and pastry). I honestly think I have cracked pastry making now - well, that sort of pastry, anyway. I ought to start trying puff (of quick puff) next.
Today the forecast isn't great. If it does stay dry we are probably heading back to Cressing Temple but if it pours we will have a stay at home day. This evening we're having a take away Chinese. Very nice.
Should be a good day!