Good morning, everyone, welcome to the weekend.
I thought I'd answer yesterday's comments (thank you all) here instead of as another comment, just for a change.
Matt the Plumber did indeed warn me that the bath would be short and that I couldn't lie down in it. I think he was bit concerned that it is totally the opposite of my corner bath. That's OK, I sit up with a book (or Kindle) perched on the side nowadays. I used to like a long soak kind of bath but maybe I'm getting too old - they no longer appeal! And just think of the saving in water, not to mention the time it takes to fill.
I also think it will be a lovely thing when it's finished and just having a bit more space will make a big difference. Instead of baskets holding all the bathroom clutter, I am envisaging plants.
Thank you for the kind comments about my ongoing weight loss. I haven't done it all with Slimming World, of course, it started when the gallbladder played up, but SW has certainly helped when motivation was seriously faltering over the summer and has got me right back on track again.
Sue, I think you would love Coggeshall; it is well worth a visit.
Well, I had my outing as the sun was shining brightly and the sky was clear. It was more than a bit windy and, surprisingly, it was jolly cold too. I really could have done with one of those jumpers I bought on Thursday.
I won't go into detail as I'll do a separate post which means now I have four posts to work on - Coggeshall, St Peter's, Chelmsford Cathedral and Greensted church and how I am going to select from the thousands (it feels like thousands) of photos I took is beyond me!
Looking at the bus map beforehand, I realised that the bus took me right past St Peter's so I got off there, did the church first, then walked down to the centre and down again to the Barn and Abbey Lane before walking back again to Paycocke's where I caught the bus home, stopping off at a sheltered spot by the River Blackwater to eat my lunch. It was a very pleasant walk, not too far but enough for me to feel I had a good workout.
I'll just post one photo here. Coggeshall was a centre of the wool trade in the 16th century so the village sign is very appropriate as well as lovely.
On the way back, I had to fight to stay awake so guess what happened when I got home!!!
I had a lovely day. It's a place I will go back to again and again, I think, and seeing as the museum only opens on Sunday, guess what! Not tomorrow though.
For my next 'adventure', I will either get off in Braintree to visit the museum there (I used to take Y1 on a history experience day so it will be nostalgic) and also to visit St Michael's church which looks interesting or I will stay on the bus and go on to Colchester. The bus station isn't far from Colchester Castle and there's loads of things to do there. The only disadvantage is that I can't use my bus pass before 9:00. I had forgotten that but the nice driver let me on yesterday anyway, bless him.
But that won't be for a while now!
So that was yesterday. Today is back to ordinary. Early morning swimming, then home for housework/washing/ironing, etc. And, of course, the first Strictly show. Could life hold more?