Morning, everyone. Well, yesterday's weather started off beautifully - bright and sunny - but bu the time I had finished tuition, the clouds had rolled in and there was dampness in the air. By midday the heavens had opened and we had a number of good downpours through the afternoon which, I am sure, rejoiced my garden's heart. Today, BBC thinks it will be a dull but dry day with none of the expected rain further north.
Yesterday was pleasant, despite the weather. I had a good time at tuition before coming home to get all the copying of important documents done. I bless my printer; it is so useful to have a copy/scan function and I use both regularly. As CrystalWitch suggested, I made copies to keep here too and Beth knows where they are - that was so helpful, thanks. I also took copies of my driving licence as I am named as a second driver for France. Not that I will, I have no idea of driving in France and would be most unsafe but, in the direst emergency, I would be legal!
Just before midday, Alex turned up. He came over by bike and was so, so lucky. He dropped his bike in my shed and then came round to the front door as he has a key. Just as he arrived under the porch, the heavens opened. Even twenty seconds later and he would have been soaked through!
We went off to the Flyer by car and he insisted that it was his treat which was lovely. We had a really nice time and did lots of talking. He's now just about to start his third year (out of four) at Uni and was telling me about the six modules he has chasen for this coming year. Incomprehensible things such as Mathematical Topography, Mathematical Cryptography and Mathematical Biology. I Googled a few of them afterwards and was none the wiser but he's really looking forward to starting them!
It takes all sorts . . .
As it was still raining later, I dropped Alex off home and he will pop over today or tomorrow to pick up his bike.
This morning is just one thing after another. At seven thirty, Jeff is here to make my garden nice and shiny. Straight after that I am off to tuition (the last this week). Once that's finished, I am popping over the cul de sac to have coffee and a chat with Chris and I shall take her one of the three cucumbers I picked yesterday. then, over lunch time, it's the lovely Sharon here to work her usual magic with my hair before my holiday.
After that, things calm down a bit, thankfully. I want to get a load of washing done and to start laying stuff for packing out in the spare room. I really don't want loads of washing after the weekend at Dad's - there will be a bit - but, until then, if I can wear things I don't want to take to France, it would be good.
Thinking ahead, tomorrow, Beth and I are off into town to get me a smart phone. Now, I have never had a smart phone and am a bit ignorant so I'm asking for help - if you have any hints, tips and advice about what to ask for/get, I'd be super-grateful. Thanks.
So that's today - a frantic morning and a much more relaxed afternoon. Nice.
Have a good one too, whatever your plans and commitments. xx
Joy having photo copies of important documents is always useful as are photos of you precious possessions so you have something to show the insurance company in the case of disaster.ReplyDelete
It's not something I had ever considered before but you're right.Delete
You'll be able to take the photos with your new smart phone camera. Also useful for backing up documents ...ReplyDelete
That's what I was thinking. I won't have to worry about the camera next week. However, I will have to learn pretty quickly how to use it!Delete
Good luck with the smart phone shopping. I don't have a particular brand to recommend but would advise you to look at more brands than just the iPhone, and to have some idea of which functionality you will actually use. As with buying any technology it is so easy to get carried away and overspend buy paying extra for features that you will never use.ReplyDelete
I have tended to do the opposite with technology in the past. Bought something very basic and then quickly grown out of it. But I do know what you mean. It is very easy to get carried away. Like washing machines!!!Delete
My husband and I are actually shopping for smart phones right now, also! We are leaning towards a Samsung Note 9, over an Iphone, but no decisions yet. I really like my current, ancient flip phone which never fails me when making phones calls. Texting takes much longer, though, than on a smart phone. I still wonder at the expense of a Smart phone, though.ReplyDelete
It's not just texting though, is it? It's all the other stuff - like having some control over my fitbit and being able to look things up. :-)Delete