Good morning everyone. I'll start off with an apology to any of my lovely readers who saw quite an unpleasant comment yesterday. All I will say is that someone seems to have a big problem. It was deleted, of course.
Wasn't it a beautiful day yesterday? Sun, sun and more sun until late afternoon when it was cloudy and I wondered if it would rain. It didn't though and I got my walk to SW group and back without getting wet.
For a day with not much planned, I think I did rather well. I went round to F to give her something and stayed for coffee and a chat sitting out in her lovely garden during which she mentioned a local garden centre I'd never visited. Then I came home to check the washing that I had pegged out earlier and brought it in. After that it was off to Beth's to talk to her cats for a while as she's away for a couple of days and on the way home I decided to pop off to that garden centre rather than weeding the front bit. Well - it was garden related activity.
F is right, it's a lovely garden centre with quality plants that are not too expensive. Of course I succumbed - to a perennial geranium and two upright fuschias, all for the front plus a sweet pepper plant and a chilli plant, just to broaden my range of produce, you understand, and that motivated me so much that, when I got home, I went straight out and weeded the front before planting the first three new plants out. The front isn't totally finished yet, there's some scraping between slabs, etc, but it looks so very much better.
I know it doesn't look much right now but there's lots of things there that should look lovely in the coming months. There's unknown summer bulbs, a dahlia, crocosmias, poppies, and what I put in today as well as the bushes (one's very tiny still) and I have a couple of lupins to go against the wall, if I can get them a bit stronger.
I will plant out the chilli and the pepper this morning.
Then I had time to sit out in the back garden with my copy of Jack Monroe's latest book, Tin Can Cook; it was all very pleasant and restful and very pleasant to have a pretty clear conscience if you forget about the decluttering, which is something I'm always happy to do!
Slimming World group was fun and it was super to be back with my own group for a week, even though a number of friends weren't there due to half term. There were some good things to taste and, to my surprise and pleasure, I lost 4 lbs and was slimmer of the week.
Today I have quite a lot to pack into the morning, not to mention into my suitcase, because after lunch I'm popping off to Dad's for a few days. I'm taking him out to dinner this evening and we're both looking forward to that. The forecast for the weekend's weather looks positive - I doubt I will need an electric blanket over the next few days.
Have a great day. xx