Sunday, 18 April 2021

Sunday

 Good morning, everyone.  Three cheers, we don't have a frost this morning.  It's too early but I think the sun will be rising soon and it will be a lovely day.

Yesterday was very quiet.
I got to Hobbycraft and bought that circular needle I needed to continue with the jumper and - er - I may possibly have bought a pattern and more yarn to make a cardigan.  Frankly, Hobbycraft was a bit of a mess.  They seem to be in the process of changing it all around; all the fine art stuff is now on the ground floor which means that the knick-knack stuff - beads, clay, raffia, cooking, etc - is all upstairs but it wasn't all in its place so it was untidy.
Never mind, I found what I needed.

On the way home I stopped off at the allotment and took off the fleeces.  I don't know if covering the fruit has actually done any good but time will tell.  The broad beans haven't picked up but neither have the wilted, died, lost their colour or anything else indicating they were suffering so we will what some warmer nights and days will do.  I watered stuff and that was that.

The rest of the day was very quiet.  I watched the funeral.  The Beeb did their usual pre and post padding but the actual service was very moving, I thought, and the ceremony of it all was so well done.  Most impressive.

Today, being Sunday, is bubble day!  Beth and Al are over for Sunday lunch which is a roast beef dinner this week.
After that, as soon as we can move, Beth and I will be off to the allotment to plant sweet peas and potatoes.
But first, I have a morning swim booked so I'd better get going or I won't get everything done in time without an almighty rush.
Have a super Sunday and be safe.  xx

18 comments:

  1. No frost here either, I woke up to rain! Good news for the plot as yesterday I sprinkled some chicken manure pellets over the newly weeded beds. Our water is still turned off thanks to some burst pipes so I've been limited to the 5 litre bottle I take with me every time. Enjoy your swim! xxx

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    1. That's not much water is it? Hopefully they will repair the pipes soon.
      It was a lovely swim, thanks.
      xx

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  2. Good morning Joy. Are you back from your swim and has the sun come out yet? It's roast pork with the full works today for us. I'm starting to think we could do with a drop or two of rain as it hasn't properly rained in ages. The garden could do with a thorough drenching.

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    1. I am and it has. It's another lovely day.
      The ground is dry, I agree. I've been doping a bit of watering.
      xx

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  3. I'm having a restful day, so as well as baking flapjack I'm enjoying a cup of tea and a lovely blog catch up. I'm also hoping we won't be getting any more frosty nights and I'm sure things will pick up once the weather turns warmer. X

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    1. It's been rather beautiful today with wall to wall sunshine which is really lovely.
      Enjoy the flapjacks!
      xx

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  4. Enjoy your day, I love the new header photo!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie, it has been a lovely day.
      xx

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  5. I watched the funeral as well. It highlighted the ever changing standards of the media who are now focusing on what an amazing man the Prince was and they couldn't sing his praises enough, whereas they have always been so quick to quote him out of context and to portray him in a negative light.

    I hope you have a lovely meal with Beth and Alex.

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    1. Prince H is right - the media is a toxic thing.
      Thanks, it's been great and Beth has just gone home.
      xx

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  6. Sounds like a lovely Sunday for you, Joy! Ours has been pretty quiet and calm which is always a good thing!

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    1. I love gentle days too. It's good not to feel under pressure to 'do'.
      xx

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  7. How fun to be swimming. I can't wait to take a dip in our lake again. They don't open it until May.

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    1. Not long to wait now, Stephanie - a couple of weeks.
      xx

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  8. I do have a feeling that there will be frost here tonight. My poor cherry trees and the pear tree are taking a beating.

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Enjoy.

    God bless.

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    1. Fingers crossed for them. Maybe not too much damage has been done.
      It was a lovely Sunday, thanks.
      xx

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  9. I think the craft shop would be the first place I visited lol. Or the bookshop. I can do without clothes shopping but the others (even just looking) I find help when I'm feeling stressed.

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    1. Craft shops are wonderful places - packed with treasure. xx

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