Thursday 21 June 2018


Good morning, everyone.  I can't believe how quickly this week is passing.  Today is the summer solstice, the longest day.  From here on the evenings start drawing in again and sunrise gets later although we generally don't notice it until around September time.  It is ridiculous to think we are about half way through the year, isn't it?

Once the sun came out, yesterday was another hot day although it was a nice cool night.  I gather we're in for some hot weather so I have my fans at the ready!  Another bonus of losing some of my weight is that the hotter temperatures don't bother me quite so much and the swimming will be a nice cooling experience.

Yesterday was lovely.  I made the jam - no setting problems and I have nine pots (smallish pots) plus a dish of the foam for things like yogurt, overnight oats, etc.  Strawberry jam makes such lovely home made gifts, doesn't it?

Come the afternoon, I went into school to do my duty and enjoyed watching the KS1 dance practice for the school fair on Saturday.  I did my bit as far as hearing readers was concerned and was very touched that children who are not on my list were asking if they could read to me.  I do love how enthusiastic the little ones are about reading and books and how much they enjoy talking about the stories they are reading.  It's such a shame some lose that enthusiasm as the get older and other things become more important to them.  I don't read to any depth nowadays but reading is still a huge pleasure for me which is why it was a bit of a disaster when my Kindle decided to have a swim in the bath!

After tuition, the evening was very restful and relaxing.  I'm sleeping a lot better now too.

Today isn't quite so packed.  I have an aqua class booked and tuition late afternoon but apart from those two things, life plods on.  I ought to do some washing and drying to make the most of this lovely weather and I will need to go and water the allotment.

I've uploaded my holiday photos but won't inflict them all on you at once and please feel free to skip this bit if you like.  You know what they say about other people's holiday snaps.  :-)

Here's some of the apartment.
There were four 'sections' to the place, five, if you count the balcony.  You walk through the front door and there's a corridor leading to the bed/living area.  First on the right is the separate loo, nice and big.  Next along is the shower area with a huge shower and plenty of room for washing, etc.
Next is the kitchen which is gallery style, quite small but absolutely fine for the context.  I loved the wine cooler!
Then you get to a pretty large living area with the bed, storage, a work table, TV, etc.  Then there's a big window and door onto the balcony.

 The front door is at the back of this photo

The light came on automatically which was a bit of a shock the first time I used it half asleep in the middle of the night.
The light's not great in this photo but you get the idea. 

 The shower was really lovely - huge!  Bigger than it looks in the photo.

 Very convenient and easy to use, once I'd sorted out the way the oven/grill/microwave thingy worked!  There was a fridge with a little freezer section and a slimline dishwasher so I was really spoilt.

 The living sleeping area with the bed in the foreground . . .

 . . . and then looking the other way.

Part of the balcony.


  1. Looks lovely and well appointed

  2. Lovely apartment, looks much nicer than the one we stayed in there (mind you, that was several years ago now).

  3. Happy Summer Solstice Joy!
    The apartment looks lovely. X

  4. It was a lovely apartment, comfy, clean, fairly high spec, as they say. I was very happy there.

    I hope you had a good day too, Jules. :-)