Good morning, everyone. The weather report today is that it has been raining but seems dry right now. However, it's cloudy so no frost.
In town I did a bit of spending but all useful stuff. I bought some more jeggings as I like the ones I have and I bought another longer top to go with them. I also got some no VPL undies for obvious reasons. That was all in M&S.
I found a stall on the High Street that a friend had recommended - a spice stall that sells their own curry spice mixes. They're always there on Friday's and Saturdays but it's never impacted before. I bought four mixes - not cheap, but each mix makes at least four portions (more, for me|) and come with a recipe. I got an any bean mix, a cauliflower, peas and potato mix, a kheema curry mix and a shish/kofta mix so, what with the challenges, etc, should keep me in good flavour for a while to come. They have a little web site too. https://spicequeenuk.co.uk/
Then I went to the market only to find that the yarn stall seems to have disappeared. Now that's a shame! I looked at the fabrics but there was nothing I fancy and, to be honest, I forgot to look out my paper patterns before I left anyway. I did find a packet of larger needles for sewing up Aran and chunky garments which was a very good thing as now the first Aldi yarn jumper (the one that was supposed to be knitted in chunky) has been sewed up and is ready to wear.
I got home earlier than I expected so the cleaner was still there and she told me she's leaving that company as she has a job caring for some elderly people. My loss is their gain, I guess. She had very kindly bought me a book (second hand but that's OK) called Gifts from the Kitchen; it's very interesting and I'm sure I will make some of the things. I was able to slip a little something inside a card for her as a thank you so I am extremely glad I came home a little earlier.
I will still have a cleaner as it's a company, not an individual, but it's sad.
The rest of the day was spent in knitting, housework, usual and everyday stuff.
Today I'm off to Sainsbury's first thing while the first load of washing does. Then it's another inside day, although I will go out into the back garden and do some more leaf sweeping up, seeing as the back has now eased off. I want to sort out some books too - half an hour should see me making great inroads. Later on there will be some ironing and I still have loads more of the Poirot programmes to watch.
So, a very everyday sort of day for me. I hope yours is good and, maybe, a bit more exciting.