Yesterday was such a dull and chilly day but today has started beautifully with easily sunshine. What a difference a bit of sun makes to my mood!
Thanks for all the comments about HIGNFY.
If anyone is interested, there are still audience spaces for the last show, May 13th. Here's the link, click on 'current shows', find the HIGNFY link, click on that and fill in the form. They got back to me really quickly, within a day.
The neck loop thingy should arrive today so plenty of time to road test it and discover any quirks.
Yesterday was lovely with Beth and Alex round for Sunday dinner. It's always a good excuse to splash out a bit on a roast with all the trimmings. It's worth it for two (Beth is vegetarian) and there's always just enough leftovers for during the week.
Yesterday was lamb, which I dearly love slow roasted. In a fortnight, it will have to be lamb again, won't it, for Easter. Dear me, what a trial!!!!
After dinner, Alex decided to walk home and Beth and I settled down to watch the last Pottery Throw Down episode which neither of us had seen. It was great, I loved the art deco sets and so pleased about the winner. I also love the way they show, right at the end, what the potters have been doing since the end of recording. Both Beth and I sighed for our own pottery classes but the chances of us going back in the near future are pretty small. Neither of us would feel that confident in such a small, comparatively crowded room.
Maybe in five or six years, when things really have settled and a new normal has been established. Maybe . . .
It's very off but in the last several days I've not been feeling 100%. Some sneezing, some aches, a sore throat, especially overnight, and very, very weary. I'm wondering if hay fever is starting early for me and I think I'll take my usual tablets for a few days to see if they make a difference. Fingers crossed.
Something rather nice - a few of the seeds I planted last week are coming up. Two baby sweet peas and a cucumber. Woo hoo! I love it when the baby plants emerge. New life is always a happy thing.
Some of the strawberries I bought have flowered. Too early, I'll pinch them off, but it's so encouraging for the future harvest.
Today starts off gently with the usually pottering around doing this and that. Beth is round for lunch; it's her week off and we're having lunch together, going to B&Q to get some bags of potting compost and then working together on the allotment. There's edging to put down, pansies to plant and a table and bench cover to clean. I'd also like her to help me put down some cover in front of the shed and then I can chip it. It does help to keep those weeds down. Under the bench itself is fine, it is chipped and sheltered so isn't all that messy at all really.
I'd also like to go through the garden canes, sort them into sized, put cover where they lie and then put the canes back.
And if we have time (which we probably won't), we could build the supports for the runner beans and the mange touts. Rather early, I know, but it will look as if we are doing something!!
I imagine that, by the evening, I'll be too tired to do much else really except to watch tally and catch up with recorded programmes.
While I've typed this, the sun has disappeared. What a nuisance. Never mind, it'll be back, I am sure. Have a super day, whatever you have planned, and stay happy. xx