Yay, Friday. SEN day (just for one more term, then I stand down). Super-teacher takes my class so everything is spick and span and ready! My conscience is clear.
I was presented with some extraordinary info yesterday when we were writing about the great fire of London. Among other things, the Eiffel Tower was completely destroyed during the great fire. Wow!
In other news, the tomatoes continue to ripen at long, long last, there have been some whole Smith periods but (fingers crossed) mine don't seem to be affected by blight. As soon as I got the warning, I sprayed them all again so I'm hoping. My dad has pulled three of his plants up in the hopes of containing it.
Blight is such a pain and, potato famine to the contrary, seems to be fairly recent. By that I mean when I grew tomatoes a decade or so ago, I don't remember it being any kind of problem at all.
Something nice - the other day I was given a punnet of blackberries, fresh picked from a friend's garden. The young lad who picked them insisted that they were for me, not for his mum (!) so that was that. I've cooked them with some apple in Thermione and tomorrow I will push the lot through the mouli and make blackberry and apple jam. And young M will get a wee pot for himself, bless him!
The toast smells toasty so I'd better rescue it from the toaster and get on. Weekend tomorrow. Three cheers!