Good morning, everyone. It's early morning and I have both French windows wide open as well as the stair window to get the lovely cool air into the house as much as possible before the heat returns with the sunrise.
Yesterday was not a good day to be so busy but I enjoyed it very much, all the same. It started off with tuition and for that I found a mathematical 'mystery' from Twinkl (a brilliant site for teachers everywhere). I know my student enjoys these mystery challenges as we had a grand old time with it. On the way home (they live just up the road) I saw another ex TA and arranged for her to come round Friday afternoon so that's something to very much look forward to.
At ten, Chris came around and we had our weekly natter about this, that and t'other, after which I got my swimming bag ready and changed. I have managed to find another swim costume online but not the one I had in mind as they had more or less sold out. I went onto one site to be greeted with priced of £80 plus. Goodness, who pays that much for a costume? Or am I just an out of touch skinflint?
Aqua was brilliant. Just getting into the water was sheer bliss and the arrangements were pretty good. A bit regimented, as they have to be, but all designed with safety as the priority so I can't complain at all.
I did what I had planned, kept my costume on afterwards and wrapped a towel round. By the time I had towel dried my hair (no hair dryers available now, of course), I was dry enough to put on the dress I came in, brush my hair and head back to the car, pretty much before anyone came out of the showers.
Worked for me!
The actual class was half an hour (it used to be three quarters) and I think that worked a lot better. There used to be quite a lot of 'padding' in the muddle, just sort of galloping round and round the pool - that's been cut and we all stayed in our space all through the session.
What was also nice was that I was able to thank the lady who phoned the techy people to sort out my logging on problem..
Once home, I sorted myself out, put some washing on the line and more in to wash, had lunch and then drove down to the allotment to water. There were a few more things to harvest too and I came back with raspberries, a courgette, baby corn and runner beans.
That was it, apart from sorting out the washing (I now have a full ironing basket!) and doing the usual homey things.
And it got hotter and hotter and hotter. Phew!
Today is predicted to be as hot, if not more so, and I am very thankful that the diary is more or less blank. Beth is doing the allotment.
Tomorrow's forecast looks 'interesting', doesn't it?
I will need to do the ironing, of course, and there are bits of housework but I think I will cancel personal training. Lindsey contacted me yesterday to suggest this as it was so hot and I said let's wait and see. However, it doesn't look as if today will be any better so I have decided to cancel. Exercising in a cool swimming pool is quite different to in a hot attic gym, however beautiful that gym might be.
I seem to have rabbited on about nothing in particular so I will stop now and give the garden its early morning drink. Whatever you are doing today, have a good one and stay chilled. xx