Thursday, 23 July 2020

Thursday

Good morning, everyone.  I'm up before the lark this morning and it's very pleasant to watch light dawning as I potter around.  I've sorted out the kitchen and various other bits and bobs and now I'm sat at the PC, mouse to one side and hot water with lemon above it.

I was a bit concerned at the amount of caffeine I was taking in so made a few changes.  I'm rather surprised how well boiling water with a slice of lemon (appropriately cooled down, of course) wakes me up.  Maybe it's a habit to hold on to.

Yesterday turned out to be another really lovely day.

After my early morning tuition, I pottered around, wound up the very last yank that had felt a little damp still on Tuesday so I left it to air, did a bit of housework-y and gardening-y stuff before changing into my new sportswear bottoms and a long T shirt (to hide the residual bumps) and setting off to Lindsey's for forty five minutes of puff.  Actually, it was really good, most enjoyable.

After lunch, I set off for the allotment.  Beth had to pull out again, sadly, but never mind.  I weeded, removed side shoots, cleared the broad beans which are now over, weeded again, pulled a couple of beetroot (one purple and one white), found one mini cucumber and a few courgettes (I like them on the small side and, heaven knows, we won't be short of them!) and then gave everything a good watering.

Not a lot, I know, but what I came back with.  

The fruit trees are laden!  I think we need to thin the apples, they have no room to grow.

I certainly met my exercise targets yesterday!!!

Today, there's nothing in the diary until Val comes over for a cuppa and a chat in the garden.  I think I will start on some washing good and early so it will all be done and dried before hand and I can put away the rotary line.  I also need to get the place tidy for the cleaners tomorrow - note, I said tidy, not clean.  I have them in to clean, tidying is my part!

After Val goes, it won't be long until the SW Zoom meeting.  That's always fun.

I also got a shiny new Lakeland catalogue in the post yesterday so I shall certainly take some time to look through it and drool over all the lovely stuff that I don't need!

Well, it is now light outside and from the looks of it, the sun should make an appearance at some point.  I'll stop now and get started with the washing.
Enjoy your day, whatever your plans are and be safe.  xx



12 comments:

  1. The fruit is looking good Joy my apricot tree didnt have a single fruit this year but it did flower during all the rain we had so I guess it didnt get pollinated.

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    1. I think that must be so. Maybe that's what happened to the plum although we thought we saw some baby fruits. However, on the whole tree, there is literally just one plum. Disappointing, isn't it? Oh, well . . . that's how it goes.
      The blossom was a real picture so we had that.
      xx

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  2. Looks like a really good fruit crop.

    Hope the Lakeland catalogue hasn't got Christmas stuff in already!

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    1. lol - I'll let you know! I hope not too, that would be a step too far.
      xx

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  3. That's why I don't have catalogues delivered ... it's too much of a temptation, especially the Lakeland one. Let us know what you buy won't you? 😂

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    1. I will try to be strong . . . honest.
      xx

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  4. Wow, look at all of those apples! I am hoping to grow them up at the cabin. It will take some time for the trees to mature. That's wonderful that you are still picking vegetables, as well. I just stewed some more rhubarb from the cottage garden. It's so delicious!

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    1. It does take time, even for the miniature trees before they start producing much.
      I'm hoping to continue picking veg for some time to come - the tomatoes will continue until the first frost, more or less. However, we're leaving the rhubarb now, to finish its cycle for the year and are wondering about getting a bucket and forcing one of the roots next spring.
      xx

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  5. Lots of apples there. I have never planted yellow zucchini and I am thinking that perhaps a plant next year would be a nice change from green. God bless.

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    1. Beth and I think that the yellow courgette is nicer than the green one - it is more 'mellow' somehow and the sunshine yellow is a welcome addition to the dinner plate.
      xx

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