Good morning, everyone. Another waking at stupid o'clock but never mind, there's plenty to do.
Everything slotted in nicely yesterday. Jeff has reduced my front weed bed to an orderly state once more and there is now plenty of inviting soil showing for me to plant my bulbs. At Hyde Hall the other Saturday, I bought some pretty tulips and some crocuses, neither of which I actually have already and then, at what-used-to-be-Wyvale, when I checked out my purchases, I got a free bag of narcissi - unscented, sadly, but you can't win 'em all!
Getting them out, some in the front and some in pots is a job for the weekend, weather permitting.
It's quite crazy - tomorrow will be November and yet the fuchsias are still flowering merrily and there's still some colour on the trailing geraniums and the dahlias. The primulas are mighty confused too and are flowering now. Will they flower in spring or not, I wonder.
Al and I had fun in front of the PC, she showing me how to book train tickets online. Honestly, I'm so naive, I've never done it before.
My disabled person's railcard proved a real blessing by getting us both considerably reduced fares, me as the card holder and Al as my travelling companion. Around £14 each to get us right to the Natural History Museum and home again. I don't even have to fork out for the bus fair into the station (although Al does).
Later on, while Al was in town, I went online again and started investigating train fares up to Edinburgh. It's a little, simmering plan of mine to train it up to Edinburgh and stay for a week in the Premier Inn on Princes Street, slap bang in the centre of the city and with walking distance of loads of interesting stuff.
My brother lives in Jedburgh, not too far away, so I'm sure we could meet up at some point too.
The train fare is not cheap, but when you consider the cost of taking a car, petrol and parking expenses, it suddenly looks a very viable option to let the train take the strain, as the saying goes.
Anyway, it's a baby plan!
Personal Training went well. Lindsey showed me some exercises I can do on my balance ball thingy and, bless her, after the end of the session, she filmed herself doing them and sent them over to me with guidance. It's the sort of thing I can do while watching telly!
Then Sharon turned up to do my hair and now I feel half human again.
Today, as mentioned, we're off to London for an adventure so that's the whole day taken up. Then it's taster evening at SW in the evening. Hopefully I'll sleep well tonight anyway.
Have a great day, everyone. xx