Good morning. It's just getting light so early days but yesterday wasn't a bad day weather wise. It clouded over and was pretty dull for a while but then the sun emerged again. Oddly, I felt quite chilly come the evening which could have been me or the weather . . .
I did something I've been planning to do for quite a long time and that's arrange a trip to Castle Headingham (or should that be Headingham Castle?). It's not open all the time and I've booked one of their Bluebell Walk days
It's a Norman keep, a bit north of Braintree so not the closest place in the world but not too unreasonable a journey either. It's pretty much the same route as I look on Thursday and back yesterday but I am going to take the opportunity to work out the route through Braintree rather than round which should be quicker abs certainly less distance. Braintree is one of these annoying places with one way systems in the centre which I have never been able to work out! Maybe it's time to be a big girl and get it sorted.
I found I was missing a few things from my shop on Monday so I popped out to M&S and Aldi and topped up. I stopped off at a nice little eating place in Writtle called Robyn's Nest, to book a table, as Chris and I are having lunch out tomorrow rather than our usual ten o'clock chat. I'm looking forward to that.
I attacked the garden and dealt with this and that both front and back. I can't say it's looking tidy, not with all the bulb die-back but it's a lot better and it was nice to see some summer things coming up now. The clematis has a few flower buds and the strawberries have a few flowers. Nice.
I'm off out early today as John and Gina are at Dad's for the week and I'm joining them today for some heavy lifting and more sorting out. Also, the people buying the house are coming round and it will be nice to put faces to names. I want to leave pretty early, between rush hour and milk run, if possible. Breakfast and lunch are both prepped and in the fridge. I just have to remember to take them with me!
I'm not sure how many more times I will do this journey now.
Right, better get on. Have a lovely day, everyone, and I hope the sun shines for you. xx