Yesterday, a friend said that they read my blog from time to time, especially when they are away so they get an accurate report of what the weather is like at home. I had to laugh at that! So I can report that there's no frost and the strawberries have survived! In fact, despite the chilly weather, everything seems to be growing up/out/flowering - especially the strawberries!
We had rain on and off yesterday which has been very good for the parched soil and means I don't need to water the pots. I'm not sure about today: there are clouds but there are also breaks in them so it could go either way
I saw a photo posted by a friend on Facebook who lives in Switzerland earlier. They've had snow overnight!
I did the ironing, all of it, and now have a more or less empty washing basket and a completely empty ironing basket. A very satisfying feeling. A shame about the kitchen but I will sort that out today. I believe I have no reason to go out today, nothing scheduled in the diary, no school, no tuition, so I can get on with homey things like changing the sheets on my bed (with the necessary washing, drying and ironing) and sorting out the fridge which does rather need it after last weekend's family meal. And the kitchen!
It's nearly the end of the month now so a finance update is on the list too. I do like to keep on top of my spending and saving now retirement has landed. Although I am fortunate to have been in a profession that has a reasonable pension, because I no longer go out and work for it, there's always that slightly 'odd' feeling about it all and I monitor things a lot more carefully than I ever did when I had a monthly salary. I know that isn't really rational but there you go! Anyway, I should have some to move over into savings. I must pretend I can't use my debit card from time to time - it works wonders.
The other thing I shall do it look up some recipes for starters. Instead of going to the Hare for our girls' night, we're coming here and I am providing a starter. I have one idea - my tomato and lentil soup, but just a small portion, in a cup rather than a soup bowl, with croutons. I shall look around via Google to see if I can find any more ideas - I have a week to decide, after all.
That's it really. It should be another pleasant, gentle day, with lots of normal little things to keep me busy. Contentment cannot be too highly rated - it is lovely and I am lucky.