Good morning, everyone. It's Sunday, it's dark and cool enough for my nice long towelling dressing gown. The forecast, yet again, it 'light clouds and a gentle breeze'. I'm not complaining; much better than those autumn storms we can get at this time.
Thank you to everyone who answered my question about soft coffee pods. I actually have some coffee bags which I might try - the soft pods sound just like them apart from the shape. I sometimes use the bags in my cafetiere instead of loose grounds so worth a go.
What I like about my new little machine is that the coffee collects in an insulated mug with a lid. It makes enough for two of my mugs so it's sitting beside me as I type, keeping the bottom half hot while I drink the top half (in a mug!).
Yesterday was the laziest day ever. I can't remember the last time I stayed in pjs all day, even when unwell. It has to be well before I retired and even then the weekends were generally too busy not to be dressed. Obviously, I didn't go out. I spent some considerable time going through all my recorded programmes on the telly, deleting loads and watching some before deleting. Then I went to the shed and sorted through one bag of stuff, the beef and lamb bag. You won't remember, I think, that last year I bought some big, fairly firm sided bags (like boxes with handles) and gave my disgracefully messy freezer a good sort out. Now, it is so easy to just lift out one bag at a time and tidy that one without feeling I have to do the whole job. Today I will do the chicken and fish bag.
I enjoyed Strictly. Week four and, as the judges kept saying or implying, they're expecting more now and their marking was correspondingly lower. I enjoyed it very much, I know who I think should go this week but it doesn't always happen the the worst dancer goes - think Anne Widdicomb, for example, or that newsreader whose name temporarily escapes me - John Sergeant, that's the one. I don't count Ed Balls in that - his dancing was definitely in a league of its own and deserved to go through for several weeks - will anyone who saw it ever forget that Gangnam style dance? I know I won't.
Today is another stay at home day but I'm definitely getting dressed today - it was oddly unsatisfying, despite getting a reasonable amount achieved.
I want to sort out the chicken and fish bag in the freezer (I really just need an updated list of what's there, it's not terribly untidy really) and then, as the weather looks reasonably good, I want to give the garden an autumn haircut! There's hardly any tomatoes left on the plants now and what's there is not ripening so they can all go into the brown bin or compost heap and the beds need a good tidy up. An hour or so will do the lot, there's not all that much really.
Inside, I need to sort through my spice shelf. It's getting hard to find what I want and some of my herbs and spices are very old and lacking in any punch now. Some I can just discard, I think, and some need replacing.
It should be a satisfying day, I hope. Have a good one too, everyone. Any special plans?
Stay safe and healthy and be happy. xx