Good morning. It is delightfully cool and refreshing this morning with a slightly hazy (that's the word I was searching for yesterday) sky and a promise of warmth to come. It's a dressing gown and slippers morning but it will warm up.
I've started picking tomatoes. It's just the sungolds at present, the others are taking longer, and there's not enough to warrant taking even a small bowl out, just enough to pick, wipe over and pop in the mouth for a burst of juicy sweetness. So lovely!
No sign of blight (touch wood) at present.
Yesterday was a good day.
At ten, Jeff came and worked on the front strip. Bless him, it was rather hot and two chilled diet cokes went down a treat. I must remember to water my front now. It's looking quite nice right now with lots of different things all higgledy piggledy with some pink poppies threading through the whole lot, self seeded but very much wanted. The crocosmia is in flower, bright scarlet splashes against the brickwork and other, cooler colours, contrast nicely. It's not special, it's not designed, it's a little bit country cottage, I suppose, and I rather like the effect; I'm sure it gives pleasure to my neighbours over the other side of the cul de sac (when they can see it). The one thing that spoils the effect is the car standing space which is the original concrete, very scruffy now and, as soon as my inheritance comes through (i.e. next year sometime), I'm going to have it paved over properly to match everywhere else.
I trundled off to Lindsey's over lunch time and had my massage and a bit of exercise. We have decided the best way forward for now is to do two half hours each week, each session consisting of some lower leg strengthening work on the cross trainer and the exercise bike (I can use both of them without any discomfort now and they get the muscles moving and they feel so much better afterwards) and massage. Works for me, it all felt a lot easier afterwards yesterday.
When I came home from Mum and Dad's, I brought with me some flowers that we bought on Monday to brighten the living room up on Tuesday. They are now looking colourful on my sideboard.
The leaves looked a bit suspicious but the stems were OK so fingers crossed. We decided it was too hot to dig up any more spuds!
Beth then rested in the shade and I sowed some French dwarf bean seeds. They should be up pretty quickly if they behave like last years' sowing behaved. We'll do a later sowing too as they do go on into Autumn.
I'd better stop and do my Facebook duties (admin daily posts, etc). Hoping you all have a really pleasant day with no hassles.
Stay cool! xx