Good morning, everyone! It's still more or less dark out there but it looks cloudy although very little rain is forecast and that not until much later. Yesterday was cool but gorgeous though, a perfect autumnal day.
I had a splendid time around and about town, even though I was a bit bewildered at times. The in colour seems to be browny orangey yellowy mustardy sort of shades and they are the colours I simply cannot wear. They turn me a sort of jaundiced beige colour all over which is not flattering in the least.
I now know there's an awful lot of stuff I would never, ever want to waste my money on! I know that the lovely coat I saw in John Lewis would cost me the best part of a thousand (!), I know that I like M&S stuff better than Debenhams stuff and I know that in a while I will be going back into town with a wodge of cash, not necessarily to get a coat though because I have decided I'd really like a duffle coat. I love duffles.
I treated myself to a very nice coffee in Debenhams (couldn't find a Costa although I bet there is one) and as I walked out of John Lewis, in walked a dear friend who was my colleague for many years, who covered my class during my SENco coordinator time and who left in the summer for a two year sabbatical. She looked very well and if we hadn't been heading in the opposite directions, I'd have suggested coffee. We've agreed to meet up soon.
I now know that Dior has brought out a new perfume, appropriately named 'Joy'. I reeked of it for the rest of the day (can't turn down free sprays, after all) and, costly as it is, I reckon I will treat myself to some when I reach my first interim target as a (big) reward.
I know that my wonky ankles are definitely getting stronger - they only started really hurting as I was heading for the bus home. And I know that getting the number 56 is better than getting the number 54 bus which goes all round the houses!
All in all, a very positive time.
Today I intend to have an early morning swim and be finished before the aqua class starts. There will then be washing, drying and ironing and maybe I will do a bit in my garden! Maybe.