Good morning. The skies are much clearer this morning and today's forecast is for 'sunny intervals and a moderate breeze'. I can live with that! We didn't get loads of rain yesterday but we got some and every bit will help. I might not even need to water today.
I didn't go to the allotment yesterday. Instead, after reading that Phantom' was only available for twenty four hours in the UK, I settled down for a theatre visit in the morning. And wow! It was so, so good. Definitely the best of the three I have seen so far in all ways. I know his music has been sneered at as 'populist', etc, but I don't care. He's a genuine showman with a genius for entertainment. I've seen Phantom three times now and it's still totally fresh and utterly enjoyable.
I popped round to Beth's with her shopping and then we had a vid-chat later on which was nice. She had watched Phantom too, but for the first time, and she loved it as well.
That's really more or less what I did yesterday. I didn't do the ironing and I didn't do any sewing, so I have those pleasures (mixed pleasures) to come. In the evening, I rather departed from Slimming World but I'm back with it now!
For those of you waiting with eager anticipation, Mummy tomato is sending out new leaves. Yay! I did have a minor panic yesterday re tomatoes and went online to order some sungold plants (not, definitely not, postiplugs) so I will probably have way more than I need now but there's always the allotment!
All the other seeds are coming up nicely; even the parsley is starting to germinate and that's supposed to be quite difficult and take a long time. After what Sue said, I was concerned about the chillies but even they have nice little shoots just starting to show.
I feel quite energetic today so maybe I can pack more in.
Allotment, of course. It's getting-the-stronger-ground-cover-down day so plenty of bending and stretching. I probably won't need to water but I will be walking back and forth getting loads of manure to spread. I might start prepping a section of the covered bed too, I'll see how the time goes. And I think it's time to sow another row of carrots and, maybe, radishes too. Just a short row of each in one of the raised beds.
Something for house/garden:
I've decided it might be nice to have a row or clump of sunflowers down the allotment. The seeds I've got are not the really tall ones, they are between three and five feet tall (it says) and I guess they count as veg because of the seeds. It'll be nice to have the heads for the birds and I must look up how I can harvest some of the seeds for me - I like sunflower seeds!
Also there's the ironing!
I might have an allotment shout with Dave, if he's there. Apart from that, nothing planned.
Sewing and socks! Ongoing. I do the knitting while watching telly so that's going well.
Yesterday evening, I started watching the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (the wet shirt one) and finished the first episode. I'm really looking forward to continuing this today - I've seen it more than once but it's still entertaining me.
I think no study today. I'll carry on with that tomorrow.
The sun has now come out and it's looking lovely and fresh out there. I hope it's a great day for us all, whatever we all do. xx