Paul, the decorator, started yesterday. He's doing his best to minimise disruption for me but, obviously, the impact is huge. I had to keep hunting under his plastic cover for things I needed yesterday evening but did find them fairly quickly!
It's going to be much easier for him if I am not around too much so that's good. Yesterday I did allotment twice, morning and afternoon. There were more potatoes, courgettes and mange tout and we noticed tiny little French beans so maybe in a fortnight . . . The corn is growing well in this hot weather (and it really was hot yesterday) while the squashes are reaching out all round. Also, great excitement, we should have a cucumber next week with several more snapping at its heels.
Unfortunately, due to illness, the meal out was postponed but it did mean I could keep up with tennis and that I got my ironing done, all except the bedding for which I really wasn't in the mood. There's more in the machine as I type and my fingers are crossed for the weather because the saying goes:
Red sky at night
Red sky in the morning
and the sky is definitely pinky-tinted at the moment. On the other hand, rain would be good for the garden and allotment so it's win-win.
Fortunately, if it does rain it doesn't really matter as what I have to do is indoor stuff. School for a meeting, school for nanny helping and three blocks of tuition. A busy day today.
So I'd better get going . . . coffee first and then kitchen.