Good morning, everyone. It's too early to tell what the weather is but it doesn't feel chilly inside so that's hopeful (if somewhat subjective).
After yesterday's later than usual post, today is very early after waking, full of the joys of life, just before four. However, I have had more or less six solid hours of sleep so maybe, as I am getting older, that's all I need. It seems to be a developing pattern.
Lunch at the Chinese buffet was lovely. I caught the bus into town which stops just a few minutes' walk away from the place and three minutes later Beth and Al turned up.
It's been a while since I went there; actually, it's been a while since I had a Chinese meal, what with naughty gallbladders and then continuing with the weight-losing. It used to be a pretty pokey and dismal place inside but now it is light and airy and decorated with bamboo (real) and pandas (not-real!) and it realy is a much more pleasant environment.
The food was pretty good too and, yes, maybe I had more than I had planned, but the plates were small. It was all very tasty and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a huge selection of choices.
I'm glad I got the bus home as well as it was a chance to walk the first 'stuffed' feeling off a bit. I went for another walk later on so that, added to the hour's swim earlier, will have balanced things out a bit (I hope, fingers crossed).
In the time before tuition, I sat down at the computer, opened Google Maps and started planning out a new route to get to Center Parcs, going up on the 120, 131 and 134 (I think that's the main roads). It looks fairly straightforward; the only really busy bit is going through Bury St Edmunds * and I will Google-drive that a few times to get used to landmarks. I'm a bit neurotic about new routes.
Did anyone see the Would I Lie To You programme when Susan Calman's was that when she had to drive somewhere, she did the journey beforehand so that when she did the journey, she would know the route? It turned out to be true and I thought then 'phew, I'm glad I'm not the only one' only I do it with Google Maps rather than in the car!
Apart from that, the only other thing I did was tuition. It was good fun, as usual. My students all seem to be happy back at school with their new teachers, which is lovely.
Today, the diary is blank apart from Jeff who will be turning up at seven thirty to put in an hour's gardening. It's just general maintaining today but I can see that in a few weeks the runners will be all finished and can come down and once the leaves start dropping there's plenty to do.
I have a governor's report to write, some space crockery to take to the hospice shop and a fair bit of general housework so life won't be dull, that's for sure. I might also tackle another cupboard or a few drawers in the kitchen too. I also need to plan the weekend meals (at Dad's) and carry on with planning for my holiday. The house sitter is all sorted and, as it's a self catering holiday, now I want to plan some lovely, tasty meals to keep me more or less on track and so I know wat supplies to take with me.
Well, it's now five and time for coffee number two before I have my bath and get dressed. Have a lovely day and may all go well for you. xx
* Later edit - it looks like I don't have to go through Bury, I sort of go round, so three cheers!