Good morning, everyone. So the glorious weather continues - at least, it does round here although I gather there have been storms and rain elsewhere. No such luck here though.
As expected, yesterday was busy, busy, busy although there were rest times in between all the activity! It was nice to see more potatoes coming up at the allotment and I will soon start trenching them up (I think that's the phrase anyway) and the peas will go in soon. They are mange tout and the pack is a mixture of types that should keep fruiting for several months which seems like a very good idea! I need to pot on the courgettes and the outdoor cucumbers while the runner beans are doing so well they will need putting out soon. There are spaces at home but there will be plenty left for the allotment as well.
And, great excitement, at home the tayberry that refused to die is sending out flowers in several places while there are blueberry fruit appearing (not on the tayberry though!) and there are loads of little strawberries and I bet they all ripen while I am on holiday! Someone-or-other's law.
I rather fancy planting a clematis in a pot I have down the end of the garden. One with loads of flowers, like Montana or Nelly Moser, both of which are very pretty and will brighten up the area next to the compost bin and take ones eye away from said bin which is hardly a pretty sight. It's too late for this year but I might very well invest in one for beauty next year.
Getting back to yesterday, my hair is now chopped again, looking a bit short but give it a few weeks and it will be just right. Tuition was fun, as usual and the evening out was brilliant. I had the smaller plate salad as planned and couldn't finish it all!
Today looks just as fraught but actually it is less busy. Early morning swimming again, a trip to the allotment to water the poor plants and, hopefully, to put in an hour's forking and weeding. This afternoon I am hearing reading in Y1 followed by tuition (all planned) and then, bad me, another meal out, this time with ex-colleagues to say goodbye to someone who is moving on to another job. She will be sorely missed. We're going to Zizzi's, easy for parking, and they link some of their meals to 'under 600 calories', not that there's any guarantee that it is accurate, of course, but one can hope.
I have more confidence that I can stick with my good resolutions after last night; being alcohol free helps a lot, of course.
I'm hoping for another lovely day today and that yours is too.