Good morning, one and all, and welcome to the start of a new week. A very wet start it is too with plenty of rain around and definitely no need to water the garden.
Yesterday started off wet, then dried up a bit but remained very dull and, what was worse, really chilly. I ended up wearing a winter jumper and turning the heating on for a while. Not a terribly good example of 'Flaming June' really.
I didn't do all that much, just pottered, read, caught up on Jubilee stuff and so on.
Wasn't the Party at the Palace good? Everyone seemed to be having a whale of a time, even the Royals who can be very poker faced at times. And I thought the children were extremely well behaved, even when they were obviously somewhat bored! Louis is cute!
Best of all, we now know what her Majesty keeps in her ever present handbag!
Edited later to add this, just seen on Facebook, because I love it. :-)
I forgot to mention something nice about Saturday. I had finished my shopping and queued up at the most likely looking checkout. I noticed that the checkout lady looked vaguely familiar but couldn't quite find the name. She looked at me, smiled and said 'You're Mrs Clark, aren't you?' All she needed to do was mention one of her children's names and I got it. Twenty years or so ago, I had her daughter in my year one class and that daughter was working on the self checkout so came over for a quick chat. I must say, I'd never have recognised M but her mum hasn't changed much and, so it seems, not have I!
We had a good old chat as I packed my stuff and it was lovely. I left with that 'feel-good' glow around me.
I'm feeling quite excited today as I am expecting a delivery from Amazon. I'll tell you what it is tomorrow, fingers crossed.
It is back to school day today. When I was teaching, this day was a day of either satisfaction or gloom, depending on whether I had finished the dreaded reports or not. They usually didn't have to be in for another two weeks but they were such a millstone around our necks that we wanted to get them done and in. At least there were no individual parent consultations in the summer term, because of the reports, just an open evening where everyone could wander around and look at their child/ren's new class and chat to the teacher. Usually warm and sunny and a very happy time.
I wonder whether things are back to normal again this year.
The only thing in the diary is circuit training at Lindsey's. I've missed a couple of weeks so I'll probably feel stretched and tired afterwards but it will be a good feeling.
Also, I wonder if the Jubilee Pageant will be on iPlayer today. If it is, I'll watch that - it should be fun.
What are you doing today? Have a really good day, rain or shine! xx