Good morning! Today's font is called 'calligraffitti' and I just hope it is readable. I find it so, so fingers crossed.
It's been raining a bit overnight. I went out to the freezer earlier and the ground was wet. I felt a very few drops but no more but Beeb says there's more on the way although nothing all that heavy. I hope they're - I want to go and pick allotment beans!
Yesterday felt very busy but it was also a very enjoyable and satisfying time.
I popped to Morrison's first thing, to get some essentials. Definitely NOT panic buying, just one more of things like loo rolls, bleach, that sort of thing. It's good to know that the over 60s are not being told to isolate (yet) but I like to be prepared and now I feel so!
Once all that was sorted and put away, Christine came round. We weren't able to find a slot where both of us were free last week so we had two weeks of gossip to catch up on. Put it this way - we made the most of the opportunity!
Then it was a quick breakfast before I rushed off to the gym for the aqua class which, as always, was great. All the 'distancing' issues earlier have been sorted out and everything is now done in a safe and orderly way. We clean our own float weight things but they watch to make sure we do and offer us the wipes so no-one slips through without doing the necessary. Everyone keeps a safe distance and - well, no worries..
Once home, it was shower, dry hair, hang out washing, have lunch, go over planning, get the table ready and wait for students to arrive. I'm mentioning to each parent that I'm keeping an eye on the situation and, if tuition has to stop, then I will let them know immediately. They're all fine about that and I'd be most surprised if they weren't..
Once that was all over, I was a bit shattered really and most thankful that dinner was more or less ready apart from actually cooking the vegetables.
I slept well!
Today is a much easier day, thank goodness. There's nothing timetabled in until personal training at midday. I will be popping to the allotment to pick - there will be tomatoes (plenty of them), beans and, maybe, courgettes so I will be well stocked with those plus what I got from Morrison's yesterday.
The other scheduled thing is more tuition. It's all prepared but I want to go over all the planning and make sure everything is in the folders. There's nothing worse than starting a session and finding something essential is missing. It was always a recurring nightmare of mine just before lesson observations and OFSTED inspections, a bit like that dream where you're sitting in an exam room and find that either you've studied the wrong curriculum or the wrong subject!
In between PT and tuition, I have things to do, obviously, but plan to take it easy and not rush around too much.
I have a stack of too-big clothes to bag up and take to the Sally Army recycling point, I want to explore the dark and chilly depths of the chest freezer as I've totally forgotten what's down there and I have a messy kitchen to sort out (sadly, an ongoing situation although easily remedied!). Also, there's a basket of ironing to get on with but I can do that and watch telly at the same time.
I almost forgot - look what arrived yesterday.
I've had this on order from Amazon for over a year and they have been sending me messages to say they were still looking, still looking, no luck yet, etc. And now it's arrived. It's a personal-social-historical account of wool's history and its influence on our landscape and customs (paraphrasing the blurb here).
I'm dying to get started but I think I am going to be strong minded and put it away for my holiday (which is still on so fingers crossed). Also, I'm devouring Bill Bryson's 'The Body' at the moment and very much enjoying it; I have no wish to leave it half unfinished for something else.
I think it was Sue who mentioned it on her blog so thanks very much, Sue (or whoever), for the recommendation. It looks brilliant.
Well, enough rambling. I'd better wind this up and brave the kitchen clutter! I get so tired of an evening, I can't get motivated then. I really should, it will make the mornings easier.
Anyway - have a great day and stay dry, safe and well. xx