Good morning, everyone. It's nearly the end of another week (as in Monday to Friday) and, for the life of me, I can't see where the time has gone. One more week and it's the Easter holiday for the children, less that two weeks and it is April. Three more days and it is officially spring, however you count the start date. Eleven more days and we can meet in gardens again under the 'rule of six - how I hope for some sunny, mild weather as a few proper, face to face chats would be lovely.
It all seems awfully close and my fingers are crossed that there have been enough vaccinations to avoid another spike. There probably will be a bit of one but, hopefully, no deaths (I know, that's not going to happen, there will be, but one can hope).
I'm still going to be so, so careful though.
Looking at the 'road map', all being well, it looks as if I will get my long delayed Southwold holiday as it is in UK, self contained holiday accommodation in the middle of May.
All reasons to be cheerful!
Yesterday went fine. I got to Beth's just before nine and got her back area cleared and ready for whatever she's going to put in there. She reckons a few yellow courgettes as she dearly loves them and also some climbing French beans. Down the allotment we're having runner beans and, later on, dwarf French beans but she'd like some earlier ones.
When I was in Abercorns the other day, I saw that they have a good range of pansies. We both like pansies so I think I'll go back and get a couple of trays, some for the front of her little patch, some for the front of my house and some for the little flower bed down the allotment.
After clearing up and disposing of the rubbish and weeds, I came home and whizzed around getting ready for personal training with Lindsey. I thought I'd be tired after the gardening but, actually, I felt more energetic than usual - maybe I'd had a good warm up! Anyway, it was good. I felt it later, mind you!
The chat with Val was, as always, lovely. We've decided to leave it for a fortnight as next week Beth is off work and we will be doing things together.
The saga of the PIN machine is pretty much over. My phone will, indeed, act as a substitute, giving me the code I need to get into my online banking on my PC. I'm still getting a new one but there's no urgency now. I will have to pick up a prescription at some point next week so I can do it then.
Today is a bit easier. I have a chat with Chris this morning and after that, weather permitting, I want to pay the allotment a visit to hoe any naughty weeds and to lay a couple more of those stepping stones around where the runner beans will go. It's nearly time to pop in the second lot of broad beans but I'll do that next week.
In the afternoon I will go back to Abercorns to get those pansies, maybe another plastic pot and some garden canes of various sizes. Some of ours are in a poor way and we were getting a bit short last year. They also do a kit that makes up into tomato supports and I want to build a kind of cage at the allotment like the one I have at home which supports the tomatoes beautifully. It's surprising how heavy they get in the summer months and one cane just isn't enough support.
The only other thing on the list for today is the Slimming World Zoom meeting early this evening. Last week was great fun so I'm looking forward to this week's.
It's my brother's birthday today. Finally he is old enough to join the noble clan of family pensioners so I'll be sending him an online card to that effect.
Have a great day and enjoy the smaller pleasures of life. :-) xx