Good morning, everyone. We've had no rain here and we might escape as the forecast has been down grated from thundery showers to light showers and sunny intervals. Yesterday was warm and sunny once the sun burnt through the pretty heavy mist.
I went to the allotment before my early morning shop - you're allowed to unless your using noisy equipment - and did the watering, picked huge numbers of runner beans, two courgettes and three apples (windfalls that were useable) before driving on the M&S and Aldi.
Once home, I cleared away, finishing that just before Chris came round. We had a good old chat and swapped cooking apples (Chris) with runner beans and a courgette (me).
When Jeff arrived, he worked his usual magic and the front is looking half decent again. He also departed with runner beans!
The rest of the day was spent pottering around doing this, that and the other. I was so tired after several bad nights and stupid o'clock wakings that I went to bed at eight, fell asleep almost directly and finally got up just before seven this morning which is virtually unheard of. I must have really needed that sleep!
This evening, I have Dave and Anna round and I'm making some fake-away Chinese food. Nothing special, just a Chinese chicken curry and some crispy chilli beef which is kind of sweet and sour-ish. I wondered about lemon chicken but that might be a bit too much. I've cheated and got two kinds of rice from M&S, an egg fried rice one and a 'special' one plus some prawn crackers. I know I could make something similar but the cleaners come in the afternoon and I don't want too much of a rush afterwards.
Dessert is just fruit.
So that, with the usual clearing of clutter and daily duties, will fill my day nicely and I'm looking forward to the evening.
Are you doing anything special?