But where's the sun? Oh, dear. I've just checked BBC weather which says it is bright sunshine here. No, it isn't, it's dull and cloudy. Fingers crossed for it clearing up/
Sue (Beechcomber) suggested the other day a way of keeping tulips fresh and, when I went shopping in Aldi, they had some bunches of multi coloured tulips so now each stem of the bunch I bought has a little hole close to the bud and I'm hoping for a nice long display. They have picked up really well since yesterday so, Sue, thanks so much for the tip.
(I can't help wondering why it works)
(slightly out of focus and not very well arranged but never mind)
Using my camera reminds me that I need to start looking out for a replacement. It's becoming increasingly unreliable and sometimes doesn't turn on or off properly. Any recommendations?
Right, well, yesterday turned out to be a busy morning and a lazy afternoon. In the morning, after tuition, I drove down to the new(ish) Aldi because I like Aldi and prefer several of their products. It was pretty busy but nowadays I try to park the opposite end of the car park to get a bit of 'body magic' (SW term for exercise!) in, so there was a good choice of slots. I found everything on my list, plus those tulips and, although the checkout queues looked horrendous, they cleared pretty quickly so no complaints. I then had a meander around some of the other shops in the retail park - window shopping only - before driving home.
I did a little bit of clearing up in the afternoon and then sat out and did some more knitting. Very satisfying all round.
Today I have an almost blank page in my diary. It just says 'schools back' and 'chairs picked up between 10 and 12'. That latter comment refers to the fact that my increasingly wobbly dining chairs are going off to the local upholsterers, not for re-covering (there's nothing wrong with the upholstery) but for a bit of sticking/fixing back together and generally making them a bit more solid and less wobbly. Yes, it will cost, but not that much per chair and when you think how much dining chairs cost . . .
I'm feeling a bit more energetic again today so I will do a bit more decluttering, I think. I have to make myself start but always feel better after doing a bit.
And the other thing I want to do is get the planning for the rest of the week done and dusted. There's not an awful lot to do and I'm doing more or less the same thing at different levels anyway - some recount writing - which is not merely writing, it is reading, analysis, looking at features and how the author gets a specific effect, planning, writing and evaluating against aforementioned features). Plus involving the usual SpAG as well, of course. Phew!
Well, as I was sp extremely lazy yesterday, I failed to clear the kitchen at the end of the day so I'd better start in and do that first of all. After coffee, obviously!
Have a super day! xx