Good morning. After a dull start to yesterday, out came the sun and it was a beautiful September day. When the sun shines you can see those autumnal colours starting to break through the greens of summer. I do love autumn.
Today is supposed to be pretty similar and, certainly, it has started off with a slight mist which usually indicates sun in a while. I do hope so because Chris and I hope to have our coffee and chat in her garden today.
Before then, I'm off to M&S and Aldi for my weekly early morning shop. It's not going to be a big shop this week but, as certain festive stuff pops up on the shelves, I like to be a bit ahead of myself and maybe get a jar of something here or a can of something there - as it seems tempting enough.
Yesterday was another pleasant day. Jeff turned up with a bag of windfalls from one of the gardens he looks after so I have dug out a recipe for apple and raisin chutney except that in this case it will be apple and sultana as that's what I have. I can give him a thank you jar when it's all made.
Personal training was also good. Lindsey has upped the level of what we're doing so we're nearly back to where we were before I had to stop to go to Dad and damaged my legs. I can certainly feel the effect of the exercises this morning which is definitely a Good Thing.
In the afternoon, a puzzling email from Amazon popped through telling me that there was difficulty with a payment as my card wasn't being accepted. It looked very authentic with all the right Amazonny type things in the right place, small print, etc.
The only problems were that I haven't bought anything recently and anyway the card is checked and accepted (or not) when one makes an order.
So I made a not of the supposed order number, popped onto the proper site and, surprise, surprise, I had made no order with that code and everything was in perfect order anyway, no problems.
I should have reported it really, shouldn't I? I didn't think at the time.
It looked so very authentic, there were no spelling errors or grammatical slip ups as far as I could tell and it would have been so very easy to click on the links provided to sort it out. It just goes to show how very careful one must be and to always check with the source, not just via a link in the email.
Well, I'd better go and start the day. I have a shopping list to write and various bits and bobs to get done before I can call the day my own.
I hope you have good weather too and are able to enjoy it. xx