Good morning, everyone. It's a jolly chilly morning but there's no frost, thank goodness. It's sunny but I'm not sure how long the sun will last, unlike yesterday when it shone brightly and warmly pretty much all day.
Well, the big news is that I have my home back again now. For the first time in a fortnight, I don't have to be dressed by eight o'clock. Everything is back in the bathroom, behind closed doors, and I can't tell you how pleased I am with the way it looked. I couldn't have my bath though - Matt said to let the sealant harden (or whatever the term is) around the bath so it's todays treat instead. I was allowed to use the loo though!
I think it's a great use of a very small space so let's see if I can keep it looking so shiny/new!
Photos are sort of scanning round from left to right.
The other big news is . . .
(taken this morning)
Once they get going, they don't take long to ripen. I'm really not sure why they are so ahead as all the others are like the others in the photo - small and green.
No complaining though!
I had a list of things to do yesterday and it all went pretty well.
It was a perfect drying day and I got four loads washed, three dried and two ironed, aired and away. One load needs getting out of the machine and, as it's mostly knits, needs careful drying. I'll iron the rest today.
I sorted out the bathroom stuff, obviously. It was surprising how much I had in those baskets and I certainly don't need to buy any soaps or hair products for some time to come. Not having baskets on the high window ledge makes the whole space seem airy and bright, something I hadn't thought of.
I planted out the delphinium (blue) next to a geranium (red) - although neither are showing colour yet, just buds. However, I didn't get the beans planted so that's a small task for today. I got sidetracked into scraping some of those everlasting weeds from between the paving slabs instead.
Still garden related, I was ever so naughty. Realising I didn't have any bush tomatoes (I like to have a bush tomato, they are so prolific), I went online and bought a couple of Tumbling Toms. It's just as well I love tomatoes, isn't it, and I do like to have loads to give away as well.
I can't wait for the clematis buds to open . . .
. . . but I will have to!
Today is a social sort of day. I'm meeting a dear friend/old colleague for coffee down at the Tiptree Tea Rooms opposite the Writtle Ag this morning. Then home for some housework (a bit more clearing and creating space for myself) before a friend comes over for a cuppa this afternoon. I might also do a fair bit of peeping through the bathroom door to enjoy the view as well!
Have a lovely day, whatever your plans are. xx