Good morning! Yesterday was another gorgeously sunny day after the early frost melted and the early cloud vanished. Working outside in garden and at allotment was an absolute pleasure, it really was.
Thankfully, the new loop style 'headphones' work a treat on the PC and, I would imagine, with the laptop too. The only problem is that the cable from the gizmo to the headphones socket isn't long enough so I've ordered an extension that should arrive today.
I tested it in my chat with Dad (because he would understand what I was on about) and it worked fine in that I could hear him really clearly, but I couldn't hear myself all that well as my aids were on the loop setting so not reading external sounds. That's not such a problem though.
All in all, I'm very glad I have this particular gizmo.
Down the allotment, it took me about an hour to do the chipping work and now the back of the plot looks an awful lot better. It should keep the weeds down much more too, always a good thing.
The back of an allotment plot is rarely a picture postcard view and the poor shed is sadly in need of patching up but it looks so, so, so much better with the chippings down and when the cover on the table has been cleared of the winter mess, we can sit there, pour coffee out of the flask and feel - well, amazing. So good for mental health.
Sadly, the chat with Jackie didn't go ahead, and I probably can't do Friday (must ask Beth what time she will be over) but the following week, government and weather permitting, I can go over to hers and we can chat face to face in her garden.
That will be very pleasant.
More seeds have been planted - the tomatoes and spare broad beans to act as row fillers for any that don't come up in the allotment.
I've woken feeling a bit meh - more sore throat and a lot of aching which might be connected or it might just be all the spading up of chippings and dragging from pile to plot on repeat.
I'm going to stay in and feel sorry for myself. No, I'm staying in but Beth is round and we will start to tackle the front room. I've cancelled personal training, it seems the sensible thing to do, and I will take it easy.
It's a nuisance because I had planned to weed out some nasty invasive stuff from around the rhubarb but I guess that can wait until tomorrow now.
Well, the sun is shining and it is warming up outside so that's cheerful. Have a lovely day, everyone. xx