Good morning, everyone. It's a very cold and frosty morning today but, so far, lovely and clear. The threatened mist never developed yesterday and we were treated to a beautifully sunny day that felt almost warm in the direct sun. It would be lovely to have more the same today.
I had my chat with Chris - as always, it was lovely.
Then, after breakfast, I drove down the the car valeting place and sat in splendid idleness while they washed and wiped, polished and dusted, swept and shone until the car looked an absolute show model (apart from sundry marks, etc, that won't come off - it is about eight or so years old, after all.
Then I came home and stopped off at Morrisons to get my meds and, fingers crossed, some lateral flow tests, only to be greeted by a sign saying the chemist was shut for an hour over lunchtime, apologies, etc. My slight irritation was thoroughly swamped by my pleasure that somewhere still had a lunch break, just like the olden days! I suspect it was more covid related, but never mind, it gave me a little jolt of reminiscence. When I was little and went home from school for lunch, I knew that if Mr Beresford had opened his shop for the afternoon, I was likely to be late. The number of times I ran from Berro's to school . . .
And it wasn't a problem as I am there again this morning after Slimming World, to get a few things for the weekend.
Today, I've fixed with my cleaners to come a bit earlier so they are finished before Suzanne arrives. They are very obliging in things like this so I don't like to take it too much for granted or mess them about too much. I don't know when they are actually coming so I need to leave for SW knowing that the place is ready for their ministrations, bless them.
Then it's just a case of getting stuff ready for the weekend. My LFT was negative, as was Suzanne's, so we're on for a pleasant weekend, I hope. I've planned a couple of outings. One is to Greensted Church (I'm pretty sure Suzanne hasn't been there) which is the oldest wooden church in the world (it says) and the other is to dear old Hyde Hall, weather permitting, on Sunday and we might possibly have lunch there.
We will take things as they go though so nothing is tablets of stone.
I have a leek and potato soup bubbling away nicely in Thermione and smelling very good so I'd better close now and soo how it's doing. It is most unlikely that I will be in here over this weekend but I should be back later on Monday.
Have a good weekend too. Be safe and stay warm; it could get quite chilly. xx