Morning, everyone. It's bright and early, the sun is shining and it's going to be great!
Thursday's garden happy - my cup definitely is full and running over and my tomato collection is complete.
Good old B&Q.
As you can see, I also got pots but there were no tomato collars so I have ordered some and they should arrive on Tuesday. Until then, the Sungolds can just sit in that box. They won't hurt.
I was impressed with Longacres. The plants are obviously well watered, they've extended and built covers so one can meander in wet weather, etc, and it looked clean, neat, thriving and happy. Excellent.
For a while I have been waking up feeling a rather stiff and uncomfortable. My mattress is pretty old now and I have been umming and ahing about replacing and doing a bit of research. If I have learned anything about mattresses it's that you gets what you pays for (to a considerable degree). When Mum and Dad stayed here often, they bought a couple of mattresses - beds, in fact, not just the mattresses, the price of which made my eyes water, but there's no doubt that they are a joy to sleep on. And yes, I could have just swapped mattresses around but that didn't feel 'right'. They were bought for the blue room and will stay in the blue room.
So I ordered a Hypnos mattress - they are the mattresses that the Premier Inn uses and they are so very comfortable.
The email was to say it was being delivered tomorrow (today now) so, as they are taking away my old mattress, I set to and stripped my bed, washed the valence and the mattress protector, etc, got the old mattress downstairs (and a right shabby old thing it is too) so now it's all ready for them to take the new mattress up and put it on the base and to take the old one away for proper disposal.
I slept in the blue room last night and had a wonderful sleep with no stiffness.
Does anyone else get excited at the thought of a new mattress or is it just me?
Today has turned from a day of leisure with coffee and chat segueing gently into a nice swim to a day when stuff is happening.
First up is the weekly chat with my lovely friend, Chris. She's coming to me this week and I won't be ashamed to sit out in the garden with her, now it's been sorted out and is looking presentable.
I got another email yesterday, from Matt the Plumber - could he come at twelve to give my boiler, etc., its annual service? I wasn't going to say no, was I? It'll be good to get that done.
If the mattress men come early in the twelve to four time slot, I can pop off to the gym for a swim in the afternoon. If they don't, I can't. No problem. There's stuff to do in the garden now I have the pots; Julia's tomatoes need potting up just a bit and the Salvia and three Sweet Williams (I love Sweet Williams, they remind me of my Mum and Dad) to get into the middle bed.
It's all just a bit vague but that's perfectly OK, I'm good at doing vague. I've tidied up a few corners before Chris comes, I've done the food shopping, there's a bit of washing and ironing but not much and there's little point doing any cleaning because my lovely cleaners will be here tomorrow - no point creating work for myself!
I have Sewing Bee to catch up on as I just couldn't stay awake last night and there's always something to read in this house. I won't be bored.
Hoping you are all well and enjoying this spell of fine weather. Isn't it lovely? Take care and have a very happy day. xx
I'm glad you were able to get some sungolds ... I can imagine the smile on your face when you saw them in the store!ReplyDelete
Replacing my mattress is on my list too. I haven't got as far as deciding on any particular brand except that I have already made the decision what this time I will get a really decent one so will have a look at the Hypnos brand you've mentioned. I hope your delivery arrives as planned and you are able to fit in a swim today. Enjoy your chat with Chris xx
It is definitely worth spending a bit more and getting something that will be supportive and comfortable for longer.Delete
Yes, it was a VERY big smile indeed! xx
Have you tried putting a slice of tomato on some damp compost and within a week you will have loads of seedlings.Dead easy and free!ReplyDelete
Yes, Julia has suggested that and I'm thinking of trying it next spring. Worth a go anyway although my record of keeping seedlings alive is - er - not great! xxDelete
We have a very comfy mattress which was very expensive bought about 4 years ago but its quite high and I struggle to get in with my duff arm, so sometimes we sleep in another bed room where the mattress was really cheap and it is wonderful! We might swap them round, but a new one sounds good.. have a happy time with Chris.. are you still sharing the allotment with her?ReplyDelete
I never did share the allotment with Chris. It's my daughter, Beth, who shares it with me.Delete
It's interesting that you find the opposite of me regarding mattresses. Fingers crossed mine is OK - it should be. xx
I hope, by now, that your mattress has been delivered and your boiler serviced successfully. I always sleep well at a Premierinn. XReplyDelete
Me too, that's why I have gone for that mattress. The service has been done (all good) but the mattress hasn't arrived yet so I won't get my swim today. There's an hour to go.Delete
Not to worry, I don't think anything will stop tomorrow's (fingers crossed).
By the way, Blogger doesn't like you - I found this in the Spam folder.
Blogger really doesn't like me. This was my third attempt at commenting. Using my laptop I could even see the comment appear on your post, yet when I checked your blog on my phone, it had disappeared! I will keep persisting. XxDelete
That's such a nuisance and I really don't know why. xxDelete
I am glad you got your sungolds. So right on you get what you pay for when it comes to a mattress.ReplyDelete
I've had a good night's sleep too, despite the warmth. I'm so pleased. xxDelete
How wonderful that you have help with the cleaning. I should really do that; it would make life so much easier. Enjoy the garden and your new mattress.ReplyDelete
It's great, Stephanie. I started when I was still teaching and when I retired I just carried on. Part of me says I could very well do it myself but I doubt I will discontinue it now - it's so nice to be spoilt like that!Delete
If you can, I would say go for it!