Morning, everyone. Monday again and the start of half term round here. Here's hoping the weather is good or at least dry.
I got a fair bit done yesterday. As always, things took longer than anticipated and you'd think I'd have expected that at at my age.
The herbs and spices are now sorted and much more accessible. There were a whole load of herbs in particular that didn't have any fragrance at all. Goodness only knows how old they were. They all went straight out. The spices weren't so bad as I tend to use them more; herbs come from the garden where possible. Despite all the stuff that went in the bin, there's nothing I need to actually replace as I have recently replaces things like paprika, chilli flakes, etc - things I use more.
The high cupboards were easily dealt with, apart from the one with the medical box. Must do that one this week.
I got a fair bit of washing done but not much ironing. That's carried over to today - probably this evening, in fact.
Them, in the evening, Strictly and knitting kept me busy. They're also reshowing a series called Back in Time for School so I caught up with that as far as it's gone on iPlayer. I really loved the Back in Time series and wonder if they will do another one at some point.
(I've just Googled and, yes, Back in Time for Birmingham, scheduled for 2022 - yay!)
On to today. It starts off with my appointment at the audiology section of Specsavers for which I have received notification on both mobile and as email. They've learnt! I'm hoping there will be time for a little wander around H&M and Wilkinson's as well.
Then it's home for breakfast and then circuit training, after which I have an afternoon of goodie baking. Christmas cake and birthday cheesecake (Beth's birthday tomorrow). I'll tackle the cake first and, while that's slowly scenting the whole house, I'll do the basics of the cheesecake which is a no-bake one.
Here it is, scanned from the Good Food's Homemade Christmas magazine. I'll make the cake today and decorate it tomorrow. No point having temptation in the house any more than necessary, is there?
( sorry, it scanned squiffy)
A nice, positive, productive day today. It should be fun; I hope yours is too. xx