Thursday 1 November 2018


Good morning, everyone.  It's much milder this morning again - no frost and it is, or recently has been, raining.  That always brings the temperature up.

Thanks for your lovely comments.  I felt fine all through yesterday so whatever it was it was short and not sweet!

I decided to go out and about yesterday morning so drove down to out fairly new Aldi as there are some things I like to get from Aldi, including washing capsules.  It's lovely and big and is typical Aldi.  As Morrisons didn't seem to have any bags of frozen fruit, I looked  for them and was rewarded with mango, pineapple, raspberries, blueberries and - I forget, something else anyway.  I do like to have frozen fruit available as it's so very useful and, out of season, much cheaper than the fresh.  The flavour is fine too.
I also got some frozen peppers and butternut squash (not mixed together) as they are also very handy and great value there.

Then I meandered through Dunelm and finally through M&S flood hall, both of which have shops in the same precinct.  In Marks, they had Christmas loo paper (one of my silly little traditions is to have festive loo paper) so I got some for using through December.

I had fun!

I came home to some cancelled tuition (Halloween!) so had quite a lazy afternoon and evening.  I wandered out to take photos of the carved pumpkins in the cul de sac.  We have a tradition down our cul de sac - if the pumpkin is lit, then call for Trick or Treat.  I don't participate as I've always had a dislike of what it represents (demanding stuff with threats), however mild it may be in practice and, as a local teacher, it wasn't a good idea to be available for T or T.  I'd have been inundated!
The above isn't meant in any way to be a criticism of anyone else, it's just how I feel, personally.
Anyway, the pumpkins were great!  The children had obviously had a good deal of fun!

Matt the Plumber called round yesterday.  He sorted out my cold radiator (just the one so it wasn't a major problem) in ten minutes flat and refused to take any payment.  That's what I call good service.  I know I use him whenever I need that sort of thing, for boiler servicing, etc, and I know he's putting in a new bathroom for me next year so I'm a good customer, but I was prepared to pay so was very pleased and thankful.

Today Beth is round again and we are off out to pick up a parcel and to see if we can get me a navigation thingy of some sort.  My in-car one isn't brilliant so I'm seeing what's available.
This evening it is weigh in.  Ooops!

Have a lovely day, everyone.


  1. I feel exactly the same about tick or treating and no longer take part. People locally show their involvement by leaving the porch light on, or having a lit pumpkin - if you don't have that they are supposed to leave you alone. I say supposed because, although it has worked well in other years, last night was the exception and I had lots of people banging on the door.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. Good luck with finding a better satnav. I have a tomtom which I find very easy to use.

  2. I think I've been lucky. I always put a friendly message on the front door and was only egged once, a long time ago, and TorT was just the excuse. I knew who it was and dealt with it!
    I'm sorry you were bothered last night - what a nuisance.