Good morning, everyone. After a couple of days off, here I am back again after a quiet weekend with my Mum and Dad.
I gather we had a stonking storm here on Saturday night, not that I noticed anything as I slept sweetly through the lot. Ditto for anything last night too! One of the plusses of being as deaf as a post! We havfe had some substantial falls of rain though - good for the garden and great for the allotment!
Major fail: I've given up on my first attempt to grow tomatoes from seed! For a start, I left it too late but then I did have other things on my mind earlier in the year! Then the sungold seedlings just died on me and the others stopped growing. So I've ordered sungolds frm online now, already growing and possibly waiting for me on the doorstep, and on Saturday I bought some gardener's delight plants from Bickerdykes (in Letchworth) which are ready to plant out. Maybe I will try again next year but maybe not. Buying the plants is so easy and you still get profit from them in that they are so prolific in fruiting. I love it when I can pick and eat them like sweets, still warm from the sun, and they are so good for you!
All the other seedlings are doing well and I shall get the baby corn out in the allotment this week, maybe even today (depending on weather and other stuff). Even the chilli peppers are coming up although I suspect that, like the tomatoes, they should have been in much earlier.
This week is half term, of course, so most of the tuition isn't happening, I just have a few sessions and nothing today. I know every week is like half term nowadays but with little tuition and no nanny helping at school, it feels holiday-ish for me too. Spare a thought (I am, several thoughts, in fact) for teachers everywhere who have to spend the week stuck in front of the PC writing lengthy school reports that conform to the requirements of school management, get read once, maybe twice or three times, and then filed and never looked at again. One to the most thankless and time wasting things a teacher has to do and that is saying something!
No swimming today but I will be back with it tomorrow. I've missed it over the weekend. Another thing I've missed is eating well and that's my own fault, totally. Two days off and it's not a good feeling at all. I'm looking forward to getting back to it properly. This week's meals are all planned and they look good. I have two weeks before I am off on holiday and I intend to stick at it until then. It won't be a lazy holiday either - swimming in the morning and walking in the afternoon (or the other way round) and good, healthy meals through the day. I will splash out but it will be things like steak instead of mince, etc, for a holiday treat.
I'm back on the wagon and it's rolling!
Have a lovely bank holiday.