Monday 21 May 2018


Good morning, everyone.  Another lovely day yesterday, wasn't it?

Yesterday I tried to make amends for Saturday's slip-up with the food and I think I did, more or less.
I really pushed the swimming and managed to get a bit breathless - not too much but enough to raise the pulse a bit which, I believe, makes it more fat burning.  After an hour of that my muscles were buzzing.  Then I went to the allotment and did some lifting, mowing, strimming and forking/weeding for a couple of hours.  That has to be good for burning a few calories, surely.

After all that, I was feeling tired so I had my lunch in the garden and then sat out and read the paper.  The sun was shining but it wasn't all that warm in the shade which is where I like to sit out.
I'm not a great fan of barbecues.  I think the taste of barbied food is OK but not worth doing just for one.  What I do love is the smell though, it's much better than the taste.  They were having a barbie next door so I reclined in my comfy garden chair, read the paper, sipped my sparkling water and enjoyed the aroma while the sun shone and the birds sang.  It was bliss.

I also had a very peaceful evening and another early night.  It was a really lovely day.

Today I have a meeting at school, am helping out in the afternoon and then some tuition.  I'm hoping that between the meeting and the helping I can get to the allotment for a bit more work.  No swimming today though, there just isn't the time.
The cleaner couldn't come on Friday so is coming today instead.  It'll be great to have a clean home by the evening.

That's about it really so have an enjoyable day.  I'm awake very early so I shall get the planning all done and off my mind!


  1. Rest after work is so much nicer than rest taken just because you can as there is not a jot of guilt

  2. ...I tried sending a comment from my phone, but I can see that it did not get through - need to see what is happening there.
    Sounds like you are enjoying a lovely time and days - I know what you mean about the smell of a BBQ, compared to actually eating from one....
    The weather is fantastic here - hope it is for you, too.
    I thought the royal wedding was delightful - really enjoyed it. They both look very happy and she has such a beautiful smile - her Mum looked sweet, too.
    Have another lovely day. :o)
    S. xxxx

  3. Diane - never was a truer word spoken! I'm not going to tackle tomorrow's and that's about it for the week.

    S - what a nuisance that your comment didn't arrive. I don't know what happened there.
    Yes, I'm really enjoying my life right now, in spite of various worries. i never thought I would enjoy retirement as much as this.
    J x

  4. Thanks, Jane, it really was.

  5. Wow, with all that physical workout I expected you to say you are sore all over today, but no, there is more of it today. You must be really fit!!!

    I love a barbecue provided it's all cooked without charring, the secret is patience, having the coals properly ashed and then frequent turning of the meat whilst it's cooking.

  6. Glad you had a lovely afternoon in the garden. I must admit to enjoying the smell better than the taste though hubby makes a lovely corn on the cob.

  7. I think I got over the soreness a couple of weeks ago with some not very nice backache for a number of days, Annabeth.
    Corn on the cob is delicious, Sharon, but one is not worth lighting a bbq for. :-)