Monday, 11 January 2021

Monday

 Hiya.  Another new day and a new week, packed with possibilities.  I guess I'm feeling pretty upbeat this morning which is nice.
It has definitely warmed up since yesterday.  The really heavy frost has gone, there's blue skies and have you noticed the days are getting noticeably longer now?  Very cheering.

The frost was very pretty yesterday and I took a few photos.




I didn't get half the things done that I planned but, dear me, there's always today and tomorrow and . . . so on . . . so I'm not repining.  I did half the high cupboard clearing which is better than nothing and I sorted out some cluttery piles.  I swear I have no idea where they come from.  Maybe they reproduce overnight!

It was great seeing Beth and having a really good chatter.  I came home with a stack of washing; it's brilliant to be able to have the time to help out nowadays.  One load is in the dryer, one in the machine and one waiting as I type.  Then I think there's a load of darks and one of whites in my washing basket, so that'll keep me busy.  There's something very satisfying about a stack of clean and ironed clothes.

In the evening, I thoroughly enjoyed the first Great Pottery Throw Down.  The standard seems very high this year and I would have happily given cupboard space to several of those cheese sets.  They were amazing.

So today is clothes, sorting out and between these, plenty of sitting and knitting, reading and/or watching catchup.  I really can't complain, can I?  xx


15 comments:

  1. I was watching the pottery throwdown and immediately thought of you! I felt sorry for the 'leaver' it did not go to plan at all - I like all things simple but sadly it did not work in this instance. It is probably the case that you have to work at it much more to produce something that has very little decoration or colour.
    PS I hope you will be applying for the next program!

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    1. Me too. I loved the simplicity but there were mistakes
      (and not a chance lol)
      xx

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  2. I thought of you when I settled down to watch The Great Pottery Showdown. It's a good mix of characters this time, isn't it. I did like the winning cheese set and also the bee one but the white one would have been my favourite though it didn't quite work out for him. I liked the simplicity of it.

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    1. I think it was very, very close for the top. It was a nice one to start with and they seem a very likeable lot.
      xx

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  3. Oh lucky you with blue skies, we have light drizzle, then persistent rain and then back to light drizzle ... I would rather have the frost back!!

    I don't watch the Great Pottery Throw Down, I spent last night watching YouTube on the tele ... it's so much better watching all my favourites on the big screen.

    I know what you mean about not stressing about doing jobs or even finishing them, there's really no rush to do anything at the moment is there, as there literally is always tomorrow ... as long as the piles don't breed too much overnight ;-)

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    1. It did cloud over and we've had rain overnight, sadly.
      I like watching YouTube on the telly too - there's some interesting stuff there.
      xx

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  4. I watched the great pottery throw down here in Canada ! It was on last night , then the winner of portrait artist of the year painting Tom Jones! I think it always feels so good to start the week off fresh, I feel so good to have a stack of freshly washed and ironed clothes ready for the week. Have a great day!

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    1. I agree totally - it's just very satisfactory.
      These 'Great British . . .' things do seem very popular, don't they?
      xx

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  5. Hi Joy, asking for a friend; can't remember the 2 places you visit for walks ; I know one is Hyland's House in or near Writtle but can't remember the other one that you have to book and pay to visit; (with the plant shop, other shop and cafe) will you be kind enough to remind me please ? many thanks Mo xxx

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    1. It's Hyde Hall, Mo. Close to East Hanningfield. It's free if you are a member of the RHS. At the moment, if you're not, I don't think you can gain access at all although there's always the shop and the plants (if they are actually open right now). Hylands is also lovely for walks.
      xx

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    2. Thank you Joy, I knew it had a similar name; and as you say it is probably not open to the public at the moment but I will pass the info on to my friend for the future xx

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  6. Enjoy your blog...gets me away from the horrible things happening here...and waiting for a vaccine when each state is doing what they want. If I lived in four of the surrounding states, I could have it...go figure...prayers

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    1. I guess that's one of the things about such a huge land mass. Fingers crossed you hear soon. I'm expecting nothing until Easter-ish.
      xx

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  7. I find I'm not wearing as many different outfits during lockdown so my laundry pile is quite diminished. Just one small load on a Saturday and that includes sheets, towels etc., which is sorted and ironed on Sunday, lickety split.

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    1. Wow - maybe I wear too many clothes. Mind you, most of yesterday's load wasn't mine at all!
      Generally I have three loads a week - whites/kitchen, darks, and bedding/towels.

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