Monday 20 November 2017


Yet another new week starts.  This year is racing along so quickly now that it's blink and you miss a week.  Yesterday was one of those days you wouldn't want to miss though - not warm but gloriously bright and sunny and very, very cheering.  Just a beautiful autumnal day with still enough leaves on the trees to provide rich, shining colour.  One of those day that totally contradicts the poet, Thomas Hood.

 No sun - no moon! 
No morn - no noon - 
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day. 
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, 
No comfortable feel in any member - 
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, 
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! - 

I am looking forward to today.  I'm at my parents' right now but will be whizzing home because Alex is home from university and will be coming round for lunch.  I gather he lives on typical student fare so I will be boiling a ham and making a roast dinner - a bbq sauce, roasties, roast parsnips and, probably, broccoli or peas.  No dessert though - we both have to stay awake in the afternoon, after all.  And he will be taking what's left back with him too.  😃

Should be good!


  1. Enjoy your day.
    I have recently been thinking about how different November has been this year. Usually long dark days, we have been blessed with blue sky and sunshine....until this week! X

  2. I agree. Maybe that's why there are still so many leaves (comparatively) still on the trees round here until this weekend.
    J x

  3. You sound better but hope you didn't overdo the roasties.
    How lovely to see Alex. You'll get a better idea of how he is doing.
    I think all students find the first term tough.
    Where we live it is very isolated and some of our school leavers find all the
    business of a city completely alien to begin with.
    Hope you had a wide awake afternoon together! Sue

  4. Hi, Sue. I have to blush about the roastie - see today's entry! Yes, it was very nice to see Al and have a chat over dinner.
    J x