Good morning. It's the start of another beautiful day, if Beeb weather is to be believed. Yesterday started cool (dressing gown necessary temperature) but finished pretty warm and it was an on top of the quilt night's sleep. This morning it doesn't feel warm but it doesn't feel cold either, it is just right.
Yesterday was super. I pottered around in the kitchen first thing, making some soup and that quiche, before setting off for the gym and a swim. I thought the pool would be crowded (well - up to sixteen swimmers which isn't crowded really, is it?) but the most was seven of us so loads of room all round. I've just realised that I haven't seen the Gossip Girls at the pool very much and not at all in the last two or three weeks.
Once home, after breakfast, I caught up with some of the YouTube channels I follow and finished all my planning so now I'm completely set for the week ahead before Beth arrived. After lunch (no quiche left), we set off for the allotment, mower in the back, and ended up doing a couple of hours of work. Beth's back isn't great so she took it carefully while I went for it! Getting the grass cut took ages, especially round the sides, but it is now done and dusted and looks loads better. I'll just finish off the edges with the strimmer today and that will be that. It may need a couple more haircuts before it's too cool to grow but not for a while.
Beth went home with some courgettes and some dwarf beans and I mowed my front patch before putting the machine away.
So it was a simple day but quite a physical one and I was shattered by the evening, slept until half past six this morning (most unusual) and I'm still feeling weary so I've cancelled today's swim and will just do an hour or so down the allotment this morning. In that time, I should be able to strim, finish digging and weeding that middle bed and get some manure from the communal heap to spread over. We've also decided to dig in some of the rotting apples - windfalls that are too bad to want to pick up and cut up - to enrich the soil somewhat.
Getting there! Slowly!
In the afternoon, Jeff is over. I must remember to talk to him about something we want him to do down the allotment at some point and I think I will ask him to get out my runner beans in the garden as they are now over as well as weeding round the front. He just does an hour once a fortnight but it does make a difference.
Then it is tuition time followed by Dave and Anna coming round for supper. I'm doing meatballs with rice and broccoli and fresh fruit for afters. I'll make the meatballs and sauce this morning and the rest is easy!
I had intended today to be an easy day as I'm feeling weary but things have a habit of pushing in, don't they. I think I'll get the kitchen stuff done first and then see how I feel about the allotment.
Have a lovely day, enjoy the fine weather (if you have it) and stay safe with all these new 'rules' which I don't think will make much difference to me as I don't go into larger social gathering very much anyway. xx
Edited later to add something I forgot to say. We have baby butternut squashes! At least two, assuming they mature. Fingers crossed.