Good morning, everyone. It's throwing it down here and has been since I looked out at about midnight. Nice for ducks, great for the water table, not so wonderful for families at home who had planned a bank holiday expedition somewhere.
Also not great for someone who is itching to get back in the garden but maybe it will brighten up a wee bit later on, you never know.
I'm sure there were plenty of April Fool things around yesterday, it seems to be the thing to do nowadays, but I loved the one from Jamie Oliver. I love it when 'famous people' can take the mickey out of themselves. I can't see how to post a link here and it's no longer on his site (because it's no longer April 1st) but if you are my 'friend' on Facebook, you can catch it on my timeline or the link just below seems to work if you are on Facebook.
Made me laugh a lot.
I've been away over the weekend, at Mum and Dad's, and it was really nice. I go quite often now. A while ago, Dad bought me my electric blanket - I mentioned it here at the time - and I've been singing its praises ever since. When I arrived there, there was one, still in its packaging, sitting on my bed. Poor old Dad, thought I, he's forgotten he's already bought me one. I should've known better. He's bought another one for my bed there as well as one at home. Wasn't that just lovely!
Today is the start of a new week but not quite a new month; that was yesterday and I totally forgot the pinch and punch thing. Too late now!
Today I have several plans which may or may not happen. I've checked opening hours and hope to be able to get to Aldi at eight, Matalan at nine and then pick Beth up for a trip to the allotment at ten!
I am right out of washing capsules and use Aldi's ones so need to stock up again. I'll probably get a few other bits and bobs at the same time, washing up liquid, for example.
My light summer coat/jacket thingy is no longer a thing I can wear. It's falling off me and looks terrible. I don't want to spend a lot on a 'good' one yet so did a bit of internet trawling and saw that Matalan seems to have a good selection at reasonable prices. I've bought Matalan coats before and they've been fine so that's the plan. I looked in the Tu sale but there was nothing I liked so, Matalan, here I come.
Then the allotment. No, we're not working there, not today, but we need a plan so I can get started on weekdays. Beth and I used to meet there, if you remember, about twice a week, over last summer but that is not possible now she works, so I will have to do it on my own. I'm really sad about that as we had some great times but there you go, life moves on. We will probably take photos and then sit in the car and develop a plan of action together. I'll then get going as soon as the weather picks up and then we can plant and sew.
Once home and after thawing out, I have some soup to make, some clothes to iron and some telly to watch. I will knit and sew and stay nice and warm. Not exciting bank holiday stuff but then life is rather like one long bank holiday nowadays!
Have a lovely day, whatever you have planned.