Good morning, everyone.
You can tell the year is creeping on. I woke at my usual time (around five) and it was still pitch dark until the street lights came on. A few weeks ago it would have been getting quite light. I actually quite like waking in a cosy, dark bedroom, it's snuggly and comfortable.
Beeb tells me that today is going to be dull, dry and not as warm as yesterday, which was beautiful. I'm definitely noticing the lack of sunshine in the tomatoes. They taste lovely but sunshine would make them even better. They haven't got that extra edge of sunkissed sweetness about them this year. That's not a grumble, merely an observation.
I wonder if we will get an Autumn summer before the daylight hours get too short for the plants to cope.
Yesterday started off with the Slimming World group where I did the weigh ins this week as Sarah was away. It is great fun, doing that, really nice to have a few words with everyone. I was relieved that my downward and back to target journey travelled a bit further this last week after some annoying plateau weigh ins recently.
Then I came home and whizzed around tidying up and making things ready for the cleaner. I got an email from Alex, asking if he could come round and do some printing. He stayed for a food old chat before I drove him to drop off a job application. he then came with me to the allotment to help pick beans and I took him home with some of them for his and Beth's dinner.
So I never got to have a swim but I'm OK with that - Alex was better than a swim any day.
Today I want a less cluttered day. There is nothing in the diary which is nice. I have the usual visit to the allotment, of course, but that's usually a very leisurely activity. There's watering and weeding and I want to dig up some new potatoes for Beth.
I have a clean house so no pressures that way and the washing basket isn't full.
Sounds nice, doesn't it. I can browse through my new magazines including the new SW one which I get free because of helping on the social team and I also have some of the new foody mags including a Good Housekeeping recipe collection which is always worth a good read through.
What a lazy day! Bliss.
So - I have a pot of 'proper' coffee, a full mug and some food prep for today's meals. Better get going. Have a great Saturday and, as covid cases rise again (will we ever be free of it all), stay safe and well and, please, don't take risks. xx