You know what - I've just realised what's so great about crossing the line into September. We won't have to watch/listen to those **^&%£** adverts for PPI any more. Yippee!
It's a dull old start to the day here with grey skies and something of a breeze. A heavy downpour would be good; everywhere is bone dry (except for under the veggies which I have kept well watered). Not at playtimes though - to have wet playtimes on the first day of the new school year would be a dampener in more senses than the obvious!
Yesterday ended up quite busy in a gentle sort of way. After tuition, I did some washing and drying on the line but not the ironing. I will do that today. Then I made quiche using up bits and bobs and it ended up big enough to cut into four quarters, one for yesterday, one for today and two for the freezer.
I also did the lavender; well, I mostly did the lavender because there were a few spikes where the flowers had not dried off so I left them. The whole plant looks really rather odd now!
I also had a think about my passion flower, the surprise plant that came from seemingly nothing. The brief history is that I planted one there but it just died, a number of years ago. However, a few years ago, something started growing there, last year it grew about fifteen inches and this year it has climbed all the way up to the top of the archway, threatening to consort with the runner beans! Just one stem though so it looks odd. So I looked it up and, Google tells me that, if I cut it right back to about one to two feet in early spring, it should send out more shoots although it may not flower until the following year. I'll give it a go and see.
Hopefully, I will remember that when I do the clematis, also at the same time.
After lunch, I picked up that parcel and then went to Aldi as I realised I was running short of things like longlife milk (for the yogurt), peppers and salad leaves.
You know how Aldi has stacks and stacks of 'bits and bobs'? Well, I saw some sparkly crayons and bought some for a little friend who was spending the day with Beth. As Aldi is sort of round the corner, along the road and round the corner from Beth's, I decided to pop them off so paid Beth a short visit. Nice.
Once home and unpacked, that was more or less it for the rest of the day really, apart from a visitor early evening. I caught up with some telly, watched a few recordings of Fake or Fortune, read some Kindle and generally chilled until bedtime.
And I slept like a log. I can't remember the last time I slept until half past seven!
Today is clear in the diary too. I shall have a swim today, I think, and do the tuition planning for Thursday and I ought to get ahead a bit with my meal planning too. There's a few piles of clutter to deal with (I swear they breed overnight) and that ironing.
There's enough there to keep me out of trouble, anyway!
Have a great day and I hope the sun shines on you! xx