Good morning, everyone. It's rather a nice morning with dry, pinkish skies and hardly a breath of wind. Yesterday started off wet, then out came the sun over lunchtime followed by a very, very heavy shower later on and, I think, a damp-ish evening. I guess we can expect just about anything in the winter.
Many thanks to CrystalWitch who reminded me of the Leslie Sansome Walk at Home clips on YouTube. I found them, chose the half hour one and enjoyed that very much so I was well on top of my exercise yesterday. It means I can her my half hour done everyday without being at the mercy of the weather. Great!
After a damp drive over to Billericay, J and I went off to a place called A S K which turned out to be a really nice Italian place with a very wide range of choices including, to my delight, four 'lighter' dishes. I'm glad it said the comparative 'lighter' rather than 'light' because I don't call 550-ish calories light, but I went for a 'small' (ha ha) pizza and salad and it was really delicious and a perfect amount. The salad was more than a token salad too with lots of fresh, crunchy vegetables. Really nice!
Between that and plenty of talking, gossipping, discussing, the time passed rapidly and it was a lovely time. We've fixed up a few more things to do - J is interested in doing the Queen's Walk with me and ages ago we promised ourselves we would visit the National Gallery and the Portrait Gallery which are side by side but we never got round to it.
Also, I've mentioned Blake Hall before, where I go to get fabric (And Sew-On) and yarn/patterns (Sconch). Well, J informed me that if you go further back on the property, there's a pottery shop that sells things like small pots of glaze, etc, so we're going to take a trip there, have lunch at the very nice cafe and then raid the pottery shop. I hope she's right as I've looked on the web site and can't find any mention of it. However, a trip to Blake Hall is always welcome, whatever, so it's on the plan of Things To Do!
It was sunny when I left Jackie's but on the way home it got darker and darker and the heavens opened. I was glad not to be outside!
It was a really pleasant day.
Today I really need to do some tidying and sorting as things are getting more than a bit out of place. Fortunately, I have nothing in the diary until three fifteen when I need to stroll to school for a meeting. After that, it's home for a quick meal before pottery time! Yay! I will enjoy that very much indeed.
So today should be satisfying and enjoyable and I feel good about it. May your day be as good in its own way.